• Tue. Sep 20th, 2022

Union Jack flag flying at half mast at the British High Commission in New Delhi

ByChad J. Johnson

Sep 9, 2022

Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral Castle at the age of 96, the royal family announced in a statement on Thursday.

The UK’s longest-reigning monarch was placed under medical supervision earlier on Thursday after her condition deteriorated.

His eldest son, Charles III, will officially become king on Friday.

British lawmakers are expected to take the loyalty oath to King Charles III on Saturday, British newspaper The Independent reported, citing authorities in the British House of Commons.

On Thursday, British media reported that Charles III was to be officially named King of the United Kingdom on Friday.

All UK lawmakers will be given the opportunity to be sworn in after the 10-day mourning period, but it is “not a formal requirement”, according to the report.

Several world leaders have expressed their grief over the Queen’s passing, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister recalled his memorable encounters with the Queen during her visits to the UK in 2015 and 2018. “I will never forget her warmth and kindness.

During one of the meetings, she showed me the handkerchief that Mahatma Gandhi gave her at his wedding. I will always cherish this gesture,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

The Prime Minister said Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a pillar of our times.

US President Joe Biden mourned the death of Britain’s oldest monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, on Friday, saying the “thoughts and prayers of people across the United States are with the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. in their pain.”

“Today the thoughts and prayers of people across the United States are with the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in their grief. We send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, who mourn not only their Queen, but their dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,” President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said in a statement while adding that “her legacy will loom large in the pages of British history. and in the history of our world”.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era,” he added.