India to Observe State Mourning on Sunday for Queen Elizabeth II

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  • India to observe State mourning as a respect of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The world mourns the loss of the longest reigning British Monarch.
  • The national flag will be flown at half-mast and all official entertainment programs are called off.

New Delhi: The Modi govt as a mark of respect to the longest serving monarch of British- Queen Elizabeth II has announced to observe a one-day state mourning on Sept 11.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland passed away on 8th September 2022. As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Government of India has decided that there will be one day State Mourning on September 11th throughout India.”

The National Flag will be drawn at half-mast throughout India on all buildings where the National Flag is flown regularly and all there will be no official entertainment programs on the day have been called off.

Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 years bid aduie to the world ‘peacefully’ on Thursday afternoon after battling a year long illness.

Buckingham Palace said the new King Charles and other members of the royal family would observe an extended mourning period from now until seven days after her funeral.

The date of the funeral, which will be attended by heads of state and government, is yet to be announced but is expected to be on Monday, September 19.

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