The Indian government has announced a one-day state mourning on Sept. 11 in a show of respect to Queen Elizabeth II.
The longest-serving monarch in the United Kingdom’s history died at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, on Thursday. She was 96.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, passed away on September 8, 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 11 throughout India,” according to an official statement on Friday.
On the day of mourning, the Indian Tricolour will be flown at half mast throughout the country on all buildings where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment on the day, the statement read.