The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Spain has opened a book of condolences for the death of Elizabeth II at its headquarters in Madrid, as well as in the consulates of seven other Spanish cities.
The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Madrid is going to open a book of condolences both at its headquarters in Madrid and at the British consulates throughout Spain so that all those who wish to sign it can do so.
In a message on Twitter, the Embassy has specified that the books of condolences will be available at its headquarters in Madrid, as well as in the consulates in Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Las Palmas, Malaga, Palma and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In the case of the Embassy in Madrid, located in the Torre Espacio, it’ll be open from this noon until 16.00 hours and in the following days, it will be possible to sign between 10.00 and 16.00 hours.
As for the other sites, the hours scheduled for this Friday will be between 12.00 and 15.00 hours, while from Saturday it will be between 10.00 and 15.00 hours. The Embassy has recommended those who wish to pay their respects to Elizabeth II come with some form of identification and comply with security measures.
The Embassy also notifies us that there’s also a book of condolences open on the website of the Royal Family.
Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, after seven decades at the head of the British crown. The health of the UK’s longest-reigning and the most popular queen has been declining since the death in April 2021 of her husband, Philip of Edinburgh.
The monarch was able to witness first-hand the celebrations across the country in July for her 70th year of reign – the Platinum Jubilee – and was even able, just this week, to welcome outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to her Scottish residence and commission his successor, Liz Truss, to form a new government on his behalf. He was the fifteenth prime minister to receive a monarch who has been a fundamental part of British history in the second half of the 20th century and the first two decades of the 21st.