Sunday, October 2, 2022

Pakistan observes 'day of national mourning' today over Queen Elizabeth II's death

Pakistan observes 'day of national mourning' today over Queen Elizabeth II's death

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Pakistan is observing a day of national mourning on Monday on the death of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has accorded approval to observing the mourning over the demise of the Queen on the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In Great Britain, the late Queen's coffin was moved to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh for religious rites. Large numbers of the public continue to lay flowers outside the royal residences.

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will be held on September 19. The Queen will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Queen Elizabeth II's full name was Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, she was born on April 21, 1926 in London. In 1947 she married Prince Philip, with whom they have 4 children. When her father, King George VI, died in 1952, she became President of the Commonwealth and ruler of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The coronation of the Queen of Great Britain took place in 1953 and was the first coronation of its kind to be televised. On 9 September 2015, she broke Queen Victoria's record for longest reign and became the longest-reigning monarch of Great Britain.