It is with immense sadness that we received the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our sincere condolences go to our President, the Queen Consort , and to all members of the Royal Family.

We pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s extraordinary service and duty to our country.

The Queen’s only visit to the De La Warr Pavilion was on 28 October, 1966 where she and Prince Philip were greeted by Bexhill dignitaries whilst the excited crowds gathered outside in the rain. In honour of the Royal couple, two spaces in the Pavilion were renamed after them. The Elizabeth Room enclosed the Sun Parlour, merging it with the Reading room and is now the seated area of the Cafe Bar, whilst  the Edinburgh Room  is now the First floor gallery.

As a mark of respect, the Pavilion will close to the on Monday 19 September for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

Posted by sally on Friday 9 September 2022