Leader of the Council, Patrick Farrington, said:
“This is such terribly sad news to hear that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll, has passed away. All our thoughts are with the Royal family at this time. Hers was a life dedicated to serving our country both at home and across the globe. She was an outstanding ambassador, an iconic figure throughout the world, and the huge contribution she has made to our nation is immeasurable.
“It was wonderful to see the enormous affection our community had for her with amazing crowds and the warm welcome she received when she visited Stafford to mark the 800th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter. I will be writing to the Royal House to express our condolences on behalf of Stafford Borough. Our flags will be flying at half-mast as a mark of respect.”
The Borough Council’s Chief Executive, Tim Clegg, said:
“It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll. Her Majesty has been a great servant to our country and on behalf of the authority we send our heartfelt condolences to the Royal family.
The Mayor of Stafford Borough, Councillor Philip Leason, said:
“A wonderful monarch and an inspiration. She did so much for our country during her 70 year reign. She is now with her beloved Philip. May she rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers go to her family. God Save the King.”