Floral tributes have been laid by IW High Sheriff, Kay Marriott JP and by the Chairman of the Isle of Wight Council, Councillor Claire Critchison as a mark of respect to Her Late Majesty, The Queen.
Each laid a posy of white lilies and roses at Church Litten, in Newport, where many residents have paid tribute by laying flowers and writing messages.
These tributes come as the Island, and the nation, shares its grief over the death of the long-reigning monarch on Thursday.
Mrs Marriott said: “Her Majesty will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family and the people of our Island community, to whom she meant so much.”
The Isle of Wight has been honoured to have been visited by Her Late Majesty, The Queen on a number of occasions during her reign, and The IOW Council have written to Buckingham Palace to offer our deepest condolences.
Arrangements for a local Service of Thanksgiving are in progress and further details will be released shortly.
The IW Council have opened a number of Books of Condolence across the Island, and people are invited to sign these to pay their respects. The locations include:
- County Hall, Newport;
- Cowes Library;
- Freshwater Library;
- Ryde Library;
- Ventnor Library;
- Sandown Library.
County Hall is open Monday to Thursday, 8.30am until 5pm and on Fridays from 8.30am until 4.30pm. Opening times for individual libraries are available on the council’s website.
A Book of Condolence will also be opened at Newport Minster and churches and venues across the Island may also make similar arrangements.
A National Condolence Online Book is also available to sign.