The Worshipful the Mayor of Torbay, Councillor Mandy Darling, said: “I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. During her reign she has been an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous social change. Her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service should be recognised and celebrated.” 

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Steve Darling, said: “I am saddened to hear about the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty had strong connections to South Devon. She visited Torbay on several occasions and first met His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh when he was at Dartmouth Royal Naval College. I’m sure her death will be felt by many people across Torbay, who will want to pay tribute to our longest reigning monarch.” 

Torbay Council’s Chief Executive, Anne-Marie Bond, said: “Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family and friends. Throughout her life she was an admirable monarch who proudly represented the nation. She was also a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her Majesty will be a great loss to, not just her family, but the whole of our country and the Commonwealth.”