We are all sad to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We offer our most sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this very sad time.
You can send an online message of condolence to the Royal Family – we also have a book of condolence at our building in Kew. Read about the official arrangements following The Queen’s death on gov.uk.
We will be open as normal between Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 September, offering a regular service to readers and visitors. Our online record copying and enquiries service will not be available on Monday 19 September, but other online services will be unaffected.