New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has declared one day of national mourning on September 11, as a mark of respect for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
"As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Government of India has decided that there will be one day of State Mourning on September 11 throughout India," PIB said in a release on Friday.
A state mourning in India entails flying the national flag at half mast as per the Flag Code of India. The decision to allow the flag to be flown at half-mast lies with The President of India.
Queen Elizabeth II's death has blanketed the world in a cloud of sadness. The monarch breathed her last on 8th September at 4:30 pm GMT. She came to the throne in 1952 and reigned for 70 long years. She was loved all over the world for her kind nature.
The royal family's official website now carries the message: "Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022" along with the official statement issued by Buckingham Palace.
According to reports, it is to be noted that, Charles is expected to take charge as her successor, become king and will be known as King Charles III. Charles' second wife, Camilla, will be known as the Queen Consort.