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Thursday 06 April 2023

Salisbury’s Mayor has received a card from His Majesty King Charles III in response to his letter of condolence

The Mayor of the City of Salisbury, Cllr Tom Corbin, has received a very welcome and touching card from HRH King Charles III in response to the letter of condolence he sent following the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The condolence letter was sent at the end of September 2022 on behalf of the people of Salisbury and included the following:

‘I write to you on behalf of your loyal servants in Salisbury in sharing our most sincere condolences at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Throughout so many years of loyal service, we have been honoured to host numerous visits by The Queen; most notably when she met with so many local people who warmly welcomed her to Salisbury Cathedral as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.’

The card sent in response from HM King Charles III features a picture of the late Queen smiling with a young King Charles looking out of a window. The message with it says:

‘It was so very kind of you to send me such a wonderfully generous message following the death of my beloved mother. Your most thoughtful words are enormously comforting, and I cannot tell you how deeply they are appreciated at this time of immense sorrow.’

The card is currently on display to the public in the Crown Court of Salisbury Guildhall.