India mourns Queen Elizabeth II with flags at half-mast

As India observes one-day state mourning as a mark of respect to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8, the national flags at all government buildings including Red Fort and Rashtrapati Bhavan was at half-mast.

Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland breathed her last in Scotland.

"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 11th throughout India," reads a statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

On the day of mourning, the National Flag was flown at half-mast throughout India on all buildings where the National Flag is flown regularly and there held no official entertainment on September 11.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth's coffin has arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, following a six-hour journey from Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital, local media reports said.

While the coffin arrived mourners lined the streets of villages and cities to pay tribute to the longest serving British monarch as her cortege made its way across Scotland to her final resting place, reported CNN.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II began a six-hour journey from her home in the Scottish Highlands to Edinburgh. The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place at Westminster Abbey on September 19, a statement by the UK Royal Family said.

"The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19th September at 1100 hrs BST. Prior to the State Funeral, The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall for four days, to allow the public to pay their respects," it read.

(ANI)

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