British Office to open Queen Elizabeth II book of condolence in Taiwan

The British Office Taipei, the de facto United Kingdom representative office in Taiwan, on Monday announced that it is opening a book of condolence for the Taiwanese public starting Tuesday for people to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96 on Sept. 8.
“On the sad occasion of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the British Office Taipei will be opening a book of condolence,” the office said in a Facebook post.
The book will be available to the public between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday at the office, which is located on the 26th floor of President International Tower at No. 9-11, Song Gao Road, Taipei City, it added.
Meanwhile, the office said the Royal family has also established an online book of condolence, available on the Royal website: https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence for those who wish to pay their respects virtually.
The queen “died peacefully” at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Buckingham Palace said in a brief statement on Sept. 8, just two days after she officially appointed Liz Truss of the Conservative Party as the U.K.’s new prime minister.
Between 1952 and 2022, Elizabeth II was the Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, making her the longest serving British monarch in history.
The British Office Taipei, formerly known as the British Trade and Cultural Office (BTCO), is the representative office of the U.K. government in Taiwan, its principal role being to promote British trade and investment interests.
It functions as a de facto embassy in the absence of diplomatic relations between London and Taipei.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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