Dhaka/New Delhi, 9 September 2022 (TDI): Bangladesh and India will observe days of state mourning on the death of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.

Bangladesh’s government has announced three-day national mourning, and India has announced one-day national mourning. The national flag of the states will remain half-mast during the mourning days. There will be no official entertainment on these days.

Bangladesh will observe its mourning days from 9 to 11 September, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. India will observe its mourning day on 11 September, Sunday.

The demise of the Queen of Britain

Queen Elizabeth II who was the longest reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seventy years, died on Thursday, 8 September. She died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Buckingham Palace released a statement, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

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Charles, Elizabeth’s 73-year-old oldest son, automatically ascends to the throne of the United Kingdom and 14 other nations. These nations include Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Camilla, his wife, becomes the Queen Consort.

The queen’s family hurried to be by her side at her home after hearing about her deteriorating health on Thursday. Her doctors confirmed she was under medical supervision on Thursday after mid-day.

Since the end of last year, the queen had been experiencing “episodic mobility issues”. This forced her to cancel almost all of her public appearances.

Sub-Continent and Britain

Britain had been ruling the sub-continent after the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The East India Company came and took control of the sub-continent region which is now India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

For almost a century, Britain ruled over the sub-continent. In 1947, the sub-continent separated into India and Pakistan.