The Provincial Council of Almeria has set up a space in the hall of the Provincial Palace, in Navarro Rodrigo Street, for the memory and remembrance of the Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday at the age of 96 and after a legacy of 70 years of reign.
A British flag with black bunting has been placed at this point in the Palace as a sign of mourning, along with a Spanish flag and a book of condolences for the British community living in the province of Almería (more than 17,000 inhabitants) as well as anyone who wishes to write a message of condolence or express their memory in memory of Elizabeth II.
The book of condolences will remain in the hall for the next ten days and, after that period which coincides with the days of mourning that have been decreed in the United Kingdom, the Diputación de Almería will send it to the British Royal Household.
The President of the Diputación de Almería, Javier A. García, and the British Consul in Almería, Alejandro Guerrero Salvador, have been the first to immortalise their remembrance in memory of Elizabeth II.
The President wrote that “today is a very sad day for the province of Almería due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. To all the British community who live with us we show our sincere condolences and respect for this sad news. The province of Almeria will always be with a sister community of a friendly country”.
For his part, the UK Consul in Almeria has spoken along the same lines, stressing the sadness that this news means for the British community living in the municipalities of the province and has sent his condolences to the Royal family.