Lords pays tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
9 September 2022
The House of Lords paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over two days on Friday 9 September and Saturday 10 September.
Tributes by the leaders of the Opposition and Liberal Democrats in the Lords, the Crossbench Convenor, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other members followed over two days.
- Read House of Lords tributes on Friday 9 September and Saturday 10 September in Lords Hansard
- Watch House of Lords tributes on Friday 9 September and Saturday 10 September on Parliament TV
Oath to King Charles III
At the start of the sitting on Saturday, a small number of senior members took the oath to His Majesty The King. At the end of tributes other members continued to take the oath.
- See more: Oath of Allegiance
- View photos of the tributes in the Lords chamber on House of Lords Flickr (external site)
At the end of tributes, an Humble Address of condolence to King Charles III was proposed by the Leader of the House of Lords, Lord True, and unanimously agreed:
'That an Humble Address be presented to His Majesty to convey to His Majesty the deep sympathy felt by this House in the grief His Majesty has sustained by the death of our late beloved Queen, His Majesty’s Mother, of blessed and glorious memory;
To extend to all the Royal Family the deep sympathy of this House in their grief, which is shared by all its Members;
To assure His Majesty that the example of selfless public service which our late Sovereign displayed over Her reign of 70 years, Her untiring endeavours for the welfare of Her peoples and Her fortitude in adversity will ever be held in reverent, affectionate, and grateful remembrance; and
To express to His Majesty our loyalty to His Majesty’s Royal Person, and our firm conviction that, under the blessing of Divine Providence, His Majesty will, throughout His Reign, further the happiness and protect the liberties of all His peoples in all His Realms.'
Presentation of Addresses
Both the Speakers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords will present the Addresses from each House to His Majesty King Charles III on Monday 12 September.