On Thursday, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared three days of national mourning following the death of the longest-reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. During this period, the national flag would be flown at half-mast in mourning, paying tribute to the late queen.
Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne on 6 February 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI. Her reign has spanned over seven decades, surpassing 14 prime ministers of the UK. The queen passed away on 8th September 2022 at the age of 96 in Balmoral Castle.
The Maldives will observe the three days of mourning from September 9th-12th 2022. Queen Elizabeth II was awarded the Maldives’ highest honour, the Grand Order of the Distinguished Rule of Ghazee during her visit to the Maldives in 1972.