British embassy opens Queen Elizabeth II condolences book for Romanian officials and diplomats

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Britain’s embassy in Bucharest on Monday announced it had opened a condolences book for Romanian officials and foreign diplomats to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II who died last week at 96.

The embassy says diplomats and Romanians who work at state institutions can come and physically sign the book and write messages over the next three days after a prior appointment.

President Klaus Iohannis will sign the book on Tuesday, sources told

British Ambassador Andrew Noble called Elizabeth: “the very spirit of Great Britain – and that spirit will endure.”

Mr Noble said he was moved he was moved by messages he got from Romanians after the queen died on Sept. 8.

The British Embassy Bucharest has already opened a virtual condolence book to the public at for those wishing to pay respects.

The Anglican Church in Bucharest has also opened a physical condolences book for people to write messages. As sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II was the Supreme Governor of the Church of  England.

A statement from the British embassy said the UK’s longest-ever reigning monarch was defined by “dignity, grace and an immense sense on duty. “

The queen was succeeded by her eldest son Charles, who will reign as Charles III.


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