Officials from Carlisle City Council have paid tribute to Her Majesty the Queen.
The Mayor of Carlisle, Councillor Mike Mitchelson, said: “As the Civic representative for Carlisle, I would like to pass on the city’s sympathy to the Royal family. Her Majesty was an inspirational leader, and we were lucky to welcome her to Carlisle on a number of occasions.
“Her visits were warmly received, and thousands of people came out to see her. She will be sadly missed and will be widely regarded as a strong and dedicated monarch during her 70-year reign.
“She showed exceptional devotion to her duty even through challenging times.”
Leader of Carlisle City Council, Councillor John Mallinson, added: “Queen Elizabeth was our longest reigning monarch, and she will be sadly missed. On behalf of Carlisle City Council, I would like to pass on our heartfelt sympathy to her family.
“During her reign she was devoted to her duty and was respected for her strong leadership at times of national crisis.”
A number of flags located around the county – including outside the Civic Centre and Old Town Hall – will be flown at half-mast until 8am on the day following the State Funeral, except while the Proclamation of the new King is made.
Condolence books will also be situated around the county in key community buildings.
The list of locations will be available shortly via the Cumbria County Council website.