Tributes have been paid by figures from across north London to Queen Elizabeth II, who has died aged 96.

The Prince of Wales will be known as King Charles III, having acceded to the throne immediately on the death of his mother.

In a statement, the Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said: “Today, we mourn the passing of a remarkable sovereign.

“It is a deep, private loss for the Royal Family and all our thoughts are with them at this time. The nation shares in their grief.

“We will always treasure Queen Elizabeth II’s life of service and devotion to our nation and the Commonwealth; our longest-serving and greatest monarch.

“Above the clashes of politics, she stood not for what the nation fought over, but what it agreed upon. As Britain changed rapidly around her, this dedication became the still point of our turning world.

“So as our great Elizabethan era comes to an end, we will honour the late Queen’s memory by keeping alive the values of public service she embodied.

“For seventy years, Queen Elizabeth II stood as the head of our country. But, in spirit, she stood amongst us.”

Catherine West MP tweeted: "On behalf of all in Hornsey and Wood Green I express my sincere condolences for the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Throughout the lives of many of us the Queen has been a source of comfort and pride. My thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time."

Ham & High: Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, leave Westminster Abbey after their wedding in 1947Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, leave Westminster Abbey after their wedding in 1947 (Image: PA Archive/PA Images)

Leader of Camden Council Georgia Gould said: “Today is a deeply sad day for Camden and for our whole country as we learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our hearts go out to the Royal Family who have lost a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as well as a monarch today.

“Like many in our community, I have never known a time when Queen Elizabeth II hasn’t been our head of state providing reassurance and leadership through so many changes. Her Majesty has lived a life of extraordinary service and was a figure of unity in many difficult as well as happy times.

“As we celebrated her service during the recent jubilee, I heard many stories from our diverse communities about what her reign meant and symbolised.

“She never stopped working for her country till the end and today we honour her dedication.

“I hope in the days and weeks to come we will come together as a country and reflect on how we carry her spirit of self-sacrifice and public service forward.

“Camden will now be joining the rest of the UK in a period of mourning. We will be opening books of condolence across the borough and I will be writing to the Royal Family to express my deep sympathies.”

Cllr Peray Ahmet, leader of Haringey Council, said: "I’m deeply saddened by the passing of the Queen personally and as Leader of Haringey I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to the Royal Family. For people of my generation, and for most Britons, both younger and older, Queen Elizabeth was the only monarch we’ve ever known. She was the face of the Royal Family and the symbol of this nation.

"She was the longest living monarch in British history and the longest serving female head of state in world history. Her reign oversaw massive societal change not only in the UK, but across the world. As the world changed dramatically during her 70-year reign, she remained a rock – reliable and constant. Britain and the world will miss her, and we will not see her like again.”

Councillor Nasim Ali OBE, the mayor of Camden, said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch, who meant so much to so many people in the United Kingdom and right around the world.

"Our deepest condolences are with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the whole of the Royal Family. We know many residents will be greatly affected by this news and Camden stands with the nation in this period of mourning.

"Throughout her reign, Queen Elizabeth II was guided by duty and public service. She acceded the throne as Britain was in the midst of a post-war recovery, before many of us were even born and, in 2022, marked a historic Platinum Jubilee.

"Queen Elizabeth II travelled the length and breadth of the country and across the world on official visits in her role as Head of State and Head of the Commonwealth. This included visits to Camden throughout her reign and the opening of buildings which are now key parts of our community. The Queen attended the openings of Swiss Cottage Library, Euston Station, the Royal Free Hospital and St Pancras International Station, while she also visited Camden’s Parliament Hill and William Ellis Schools in 1979.

"In more recent times the Queen visited the British Library for its opening in 1998 and again in November 2011 for the opening of the Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illuminations exhibition. Her final visit to the borough was in December 2018 when she attended the opening of the Ashworth Centre in Lincoln’s Inn.

"I myself met Her Majesty in 2003 at King’s Cross station during my first Mayoral year and was honoured to receive the OBE in 2011.

"We will be opening several books of condolence at locations across the borough so that residents can pay their respects and leave a personal message. We will publish full details of how you can leave your message of condolence and details of the local reading of the Proclamation on our council website, across our social media channels and through local media as and when we have them.

"As we pay our respects during this sad time, civic events and engagements may begin with a period of silence or be cancelled. We will be flying the Union Flag at half-mast from today and throughout the lying-in-state period before the Queen’s funeral."

Cllr Gina Adamou, mayor of Haringey, said: “As first citizen, I’m deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"The Queen reigned for as long as most of us can remember and I know that many people in our community will be feeling a profound sense of loss.

"In the coming days, local people will have the chance to pay their own respects, share their memories of her late Majesty and to honour the decades of service the Queen gave to our country and to the Commonwealth.

"Queen Elizabeth II lived a long life of service, of commitment and of dedication and as the second Elizabethan era draws to a close, we give thanks for her life, we acknowledge her service and for one last time, we collectively and proudly declare - God Save The Queen."

The mayor of Barnet, Cllr Alison Moore, said: “It is with the deepest sadness that we learnt today of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. We share in the profound grief felt across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the entire world.

“Her extraordinary 70-year reign, the longest of any monarch in the world, was characterised by her unwavering commitment to a life of service and therefore Her Majesty has fully deserved a very special and unique place in all our lives.

“As a mark of respect, we will be flying the Union flag at half-mast with immediate effect at Hendon Town Hall and in Colindale. A book of condolence will be opened in Barnet to give people the opportunity to express their sympathies.

“I will write to Buckingham Palace to convey sincere condolences to the Royal family on behalf of all the residents of Barnet.”.

Cllr Adam Hug, leader of Westminster City Council, said: "Her Majesty the Queen was an inspirational figure whose life of service guided our nation through some of its most challenging times.

"Her wisdom and ability to connect with people from all walks of life was unique. The City of Westminster mourns with the Royal Family for what is everyone’s loss.

"As home to Buckingham Palace, we have always felt a special link with the Royal family. Over the coming days we will support residents, and the many expected visitors, in paying their respects in an appropriate way."

A book of condolence will be open at Hendon Town Hall from Monday.

Westminster's mayor, Cllr Hamza Taouzzale, said: "The Lord Mayor, on behalf of Westminster City Council and the entirety of the City of Westminster, would like to express his deep sadness on the tragic passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

"The Queen served this nation dutifully for seven decades, leading us through good times and bad, with the same good grace, steadfastness and devotion throughout. Her Majesty’s example is one to be looked up to with admiration by so many, at home, abroad and throughout the Commonwealth.

"As head of the Commonwealth and through her countless visits to countries in every corner of the globe, Her Majesty was the premier ambassador for the United Kingdom. The Queen also was an impeccable host, using Buckingham Palace and other Royal residences to welcome dozens of visiting heads of states, showcasing the best of Britain.

"Here in Westminster, myriad past Lord Mayors of Westminster met The Queen at a host of events, from State Banquets to community engagements and her much loved Garden Parties. I know each and every Lord Mayor was touched by Her Majesty’s devotion to her people and commitment to this country."

The Royal Free Hospital tweeted: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Her duty and dedication to the nation and the Commonwealth have served as an inspiration to us all throughout her long reign. Our thoughts are with the entire Royal Family at this sad time."

Ham & High: Queen Elizabeth II greets Liz Truss at Balmoral on September 8Queen Elizabeth II greets Liz Truss at Balmoral on September 8 (Image: PA Wire/PA Images)

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