In Memoriam: Queen Elizabeth II
Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.
A period of mourning began the moment of Queen Elizabeth’s passing, and the Province of Alberta has since declared a 5-day cancellation of all provincial public events in accordance with their Demise of the Crown protocol.
The City of Leduc, like other municipalities, will lower flags to half-mast and drape black cloth on all official portraits of the Monarch within the Leduc Civic Centre. Condolences to the Royal Family can in a book of condolences now available at the Leduc Civic Centre, or online.
“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Canada’s head of state and Britain’s longest serving monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All in Leduc are welcome to pay their respects over the coming days to the Queen,” says City of Leduc Mayor Bob Young.
Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning British Monarch on Sept. 9, 2015, when she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. On Feb. 6, 2022, she became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, commemorating 70 years on the throne.
The succession from one Monarch to another is established in Canadian Law. On Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, the United Kingdom’s Accession Council will formally proclaim the new Monarch and Canada’s new Head of State.
- Government of Alberta
- Government of Canada; more information coming soon
What happens next
Learn more about the mourning period, the succession to the Crown, and the impact on Alberta.