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Mayor writes condolence letter to King on behalf of borough

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The Mayor of Dudley has written to His Majesty The King sending “deepest sympathies” on behalf of the borough following the loss of his mother.

Councillor Sue Greenaway, the first citizen of the borough, penned the letter as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest this week.

The mayor said it was “a great loss for the country as a whole”.

But she also wrote it was important to “think back to the joy” she brought on visits to the borough in 1957, 1977 and 1994.

Councillor Sue Greenaway, the Mayor of Dudley, said:

I know that this is a very sad time for our residents.
Queen Elizabeth has been a constant, reassuring presence in the lives of generations of people, leading by example and truly dedicating her life to service.
Each time she visited us her presence was celebrated by the people of our borough, creating memories that they cherish to this day.
I wanted to write, as the first citizen, on behalf of the borough to send our deepest sympathies to His Majesty the King and the wider Royal Family.
Our thoughts are with them at this time.

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