President Ali declares Sept. 19 as National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II

President Dr Irfaan Ali on Tuesday proclaimed that Monday, September 19, would be a National Day of Mourning in sympathy and solidarity with the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations, over the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 

The long-serving British Monarch, who died last week Thursday, September 8, would be laid to rest on Monday following a state funeral. 

According to the proclamation signed by the Guyanese leader, all authorities, boards, commissions, corporations, public agencies, Ministries and citizens are asked to fly the National Flag at half-mast. 

Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96, reigned for 70 years. Besides the United Kingdom, she was also the Head of State of 15 other sovereign countries at the time of her death, including several CARICOM member states.

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