The Chief Minister has received, on behalf of the People of Gibraltar, a letter of condolence on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the City of Rayleigh, North Carolina which became Gibraltar’s Sister City in November 2021.
In the letter, signed by Gibraltar and UK ambassadors from the City and Raleigh’s Mayor, the citizens of Raleigh expressed their respect and admiration for Her Late Majesty for her long-standing devotion to public service. The City of Raleigh cancelled their own National Day celebrations and instead officials held a memorial gathering to remember The Queen.
The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo KC MP, said: “I am grateful for the support that we have received from our Sister City Raleigh in North Carolina and I have written back expressing our gratitude. The decision to cancel their own National Day celebration demonstrates the strong bond between our two Cities. I look forward to being able to welcome our counterparts from the City of Rayleigh to Gibraltar in future so we can continue to strengthen our ties.