Article 14 September 2022

Grief and paying your respects on the death of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II

The sad passing of her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II may evoke feelings of grief and sadness.  For colleagues working around or near the Royal Household and those who have served Queen and Country during conflicts and through peacetime, you may be feeling this loss strongly. For some of you, this situation may have also brought up emotions associated with a previous loss.

There is support available to you to help you and your colleagues at this time. If you feel you’d like to speak to someone, please reach out to your colleagues or line manager. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to your colleagues, remember you can access Mitie’s Employee Assistance line anytime by telephone on 0800 111 6387 (UK and Northern Ireland), 1850 718 888 (Republic of Ireland), +44 (0)845 330 5132 (from abroad) or online.

How to pay your respects to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II:

There are different ways to pay your respects to The Queen. You can write in the Royal Book of Condolence online or via the digital screens at Mitie offices.

From Thursday 15 September the Queen’s body will lie in state in Westminster Hall in the Palace of Westminster. This will be open to the public from 5pm on Wednesday 14 September until 6.30am on Monday 19 September. Westminster Hall will be open 24 hours a day during this period. The Government has issued guidelines about how to arrange your visit.

If you’d like to leave a floral tribute the Royal Family have issued a guide about how best to do this across Royal residences.

You can sign physical books of condolences set up in libraries, town halls and other civic buildings.

Places of worship in towns and cities across the UK are also open for prayer and reflection and to light a candle.

You can attend a procession that will take place after the funeral event, together with a full military parade and contributions from the Navy and the RAF.