Although we hope it will not happen for some time, here are some considerations for organisations, in the event of the Queen's death:
We will provide books of condolence at:
- County Hall, Hertford
- our libraries in Bishops Stortford, Borehamwood, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, St Albans, Stevenage, Watford and Welwyn Garden City.
We will provide an area for floral tributes at .
2 days after the Queen's death, we'll live stream the proclamation of the new monarch from County Hall.
If you organise a public event or have public buildings, you could:
- provide a book of condolence
- provide an area for floral tributes, but consider how to dispose of them sensitively
- mark the proclamation of the new monarch
- consider whether to wear signs of mourning, such as a black armband. If you do decide to, black armbands should ideally be 8cm wide and worn on the left upper arm
If you fly a flag from any of your buildings, the official protocol is to fly it at:
- half-mast from the announcement of the Queen’s death until the proclamation the following day at 11am
- full mast until 1pm the day after the proclamation
- half-mast until the day after the funeral at 8am.
You are not required to cancel any events, but you could consider amending them to reflect the public mood.