Statement from the Lord Lieutenant

HM Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Andrew Blackman has spoken about the Queen

‘Her Majesty The Queen gave her whole life in service to the nation. Her commitment to duty over a reign of 70 years, is unparalleled and we mourn her passing deeply.

Expressions of sympathy and appreciation are being shared around the globe, and I know that Her Majesty also touched the lives of many of us here in East Sussex. I reflect on her visits to the county and how much joy and delight these brought.

‘My sincere condolences are with The Royal Family. I hope that during this time of mourning and loss, they are able to seek comfort in the deep admiration and affection in which we all held Her Majesty. Her deep faith and steadfast spirit live on amongst us

On behalf of the county, the Chairman of East Sussex County Council (Cllr Peter Pragnell) has written to King Charles III to express our condolences. He wrote that: ‘The Queen has embodied duty, dignity, diplomacy and compassion, with her tireless charity work and dedication to her role in an ever-changing world.’

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