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Council House to light up in purple to remember The Queen

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Dudley Council House is to be lit up in purple on Sunday evening as the nation mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The building will be illuminated in the royal colour as the period of national mourning draws to a close in a final tribute to the country’s longest-serving monarch.

Following The Queen’s state funeral on Monday, the union flag on the Council House will remain at half-mast until Tuesday morning. It will then be raised to full mast in recognition of the new head of state, King Charles III.

Councillor Sue Greenaway, the Mayor of Dudley, said:

Lighting up our Council House has become something of a tradition to mark important local and national occasions.
As the borough comes together to pay tribute to The Queen, these beams of purple light will be a poignant reminder of her three visits to Dudley.

The lighting of the Council House is one of many tributes to Her Majesty that will take place in Dudley borough this bank holiday weekend.

A service of thanksgiving will be held at 6pm on Sunday evening at St Thomas and St Luke’s (Top Church) in Dudley in honour of The Queen. The service will also be live streamed online via this link and broadcast live on Black Country Radio.

People are also invited to take part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn Her Majesty’s passing and reflect on her life and legacy. This minute of silence will be held at 8pm on Sunday evening.

For more information on these events, visit our In Memoriam page.

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