UK embassy in Cairo opens book of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II



Mon, 12 Sep 2022 - 09:03 GMT


Mon, 12 Sep 2022 - 09:03 GMT

CAIRO – 12 September 2022: The British Embassy in Cairo has opened a book of condolence for anyone willing to pay their respects after Queen Elizabeth passed away last week.

The book will be open every day until Thursday 15 September starting today from 10 AM to 4 PM, the embassy said, inviting those willing to leave a message in the book to visit the embassy headquarters in Lazogly Street in Garden City between those times.

The embassy noted that visitors at the residence gate of the embassy will be subject to security checks.

Visitors can leave flowers, the embassy said, requesting them to not bring bags or large, bulky items.

The embassy said those willing to pay their respects can also send a message of condolence online, at A selection of these messages will be passed on to members of the Royal Family, it added.

“The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a moment of great sadness for the UK, and for so many others around the world. She served her country with dignity and grace for 70 years,” the embassy said.

“The UK now enters a period of official mourning which will continue until after Her Majesty’s funeral on Monday 19 September,” it added.

On Sunday, the embassy received Presidential Chamberlain Mohamed Negm, who visited the embassy to pay his respects to the late Queen by signing the book of condolence, the embassy said.

The Chamberlain also witnessed the lowering of the British flag, as a mark of respect, the embassy said, as he attended on behalf of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Last week, Sisi voiced his sincere condolences in the name of Egypt and its people to the royal family, the British government and people over the death of the queen, who “ruled her country for long decades with full wisdom."

"I assert my resolve to work with King Charles III to enhance the relations of the two friendly countries and peoples" Sisi said in a social media post.

"My condolences to the British nation in such great loss. I am fully confident of King Charles's ability to fill in the vacuum left by the Queen's passing," Sisi said.

Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, died at her home in Scotland aged 96 on Thursday.



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