The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be shown on a big screen in Queen Square in Wolverhampton on Bank Holiday Monday (19 September).

The City of Wolverhampton Council has organised the event to enable residents to come together to mark the occasion and give their thanks to Her Majesty. The showing of the BBC broadcast will begin at 9am and finish at approximately 5pm.

Councillor Ian Brookfield, the Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council, said: "The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is going to be an incredibly emotional event for our city, and for our country.

"As we mourn, we felt it was important to offer Wulfrunians the chance to come together to watch the funeral, to be a part of history and to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

“It is very apt that we are able to hold this event in Queen Square, which of course is named in honour of Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great grandmother.

“People will have their own preference of how and where they will watch the funeral, but we are pleased to be able to give residents the opportunity to watch it with others, and we hope as many people as possible are able to come along on the day.”

Toilet facilities will be available at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, and WCitystopinfo, Victoria Street, both of which will be open from 8.30am to 5pm. People are encouraged to bring their own food and drink, and seating, although the café at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Glaze, will also be open during the proceedings. 

The book of condolence will be at Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 8.30am to 5pm for people who wish to leave a written tribute to Her Majesty, and there is also display created to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this year available for viewing.

Other books of condolence are available at WV Active-Bilston Bert Williams, Tettenhall Library and Wednesfield Library from 8.30am to 5pm on Monday. Please note, these venues are only open for visitors to sign the book of condolence.

A national book of condolence is available at The Royal Family. Meanwhile, floral tributes can be left at the Cenotaph in St Peter's Square in Wolverhampton city centre, the Memorial Garden, off Oxford Street, Bilston, the Garden of Remembrance, Church Street, Wednesfield, and at St Michael & All Angels Church, Church Road, Tettenhall.

In addition, residents across Wolverhampton are encouraged to join a National Minute of Silence for Reflection taking place at 8pm on Sunday (18 September), perhaps by lighting candles with family or friends, or by joining doorstep vigils in their local community.

Following the funeral and the end of the national period of mourning on Monday evening, the books of condolence will be open for one final time on Tuesday (20 September) at:  

  • The Civic Centre, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1SH, from 8.30am to 5pm (please arrive at least 15 minutes before closing time). 
  • WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams, Nettlefolds Way, Bilston WV14 0EF, from 6.30am to 5pm. 
  • Tettenhall Library, Upper Street, Tettenhall WV6 8QF, from 10am to 2pm. 
  • Wednesfield Library, Well Lane, WV11 1XT, from 10am to 5pm.

They will then be bound and stored at Wolverhampton City Archives as a record.