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From the flag at half-mast of the White House to the gloomy Eiffel Tower: how the world joined Britain in mourning the death of the Queen

LONDON, UK: An era has come to an end following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the UK for more than seventy years. The 96-year-old died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday afternoon September 8. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.

After the news broke, the whole world joined the British people in mourning the loss. US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden paid tribute to the monarch, writing: “She was the first British monarch with whom people around the world could feel a personal and immediate connection, whether they heard her at the radio as a young princess. talking to children across the UK, or gathered around their TVs for his coronation, or watched his latest Christmas speech or Platinum Jubilee on their phones. And she, in turn, devoted her whole life to their service.

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A woman lays flowers outside Buckingham Palace on September 9, 2022 in London, UK (Carl Court/Getty Images)

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has embodied the continuity and unity of the British nation for over 70 years. I remember her as a friend of France, a kind-hearted queen who left a lasting mark on her country and her century,” French President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country which has been under British rule for some 89 years, tweeted: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a pillar of our times. She provided inspirational leadership to her nation and her people. She personified dignity and decency in public life. Saddened by his passing. My thoughts are with his family and the people of Britain at this sad time. »

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A picture of Queen Elizabeth II is seen during a memorial at the British Embassy on September 9, 2022 in Manila, Philippines.  Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.  (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)
A picture of Queen Elizabeth II is seen during a memorial at the British Embassy on September 9, 2022 in Manila, Philippines. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years (Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

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However, not only words, world famous buildings and monuments were also used to honor the late queen. The London Eye turned off after sunset as in a statement it said: ‘The London Eye joins mourners around the world during this time of national commemoration. In Her Majesty’s honour, we will be turning off our lights from sunset tonight.

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Large screens at the entrance to the stadium display a picture of Queen Elizabeth II to mark her death during the Bunnings NPC Round 6 match between Waikato and Auckland at FMG Stadium on September 09, 2022, in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Dave Rowland/Getty Images)
Large screens at the entrance to the stadium display a picture of Queen Elizabeth II to mark her death during the Bunnings NPC Round 6 match between Waikato and Auckland at FMG Stadium on September 09, 2022, in Hamilton, New Zealand (Dave Rowland /Getty Pictures)

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In addition, the White House flag was lowered at half-mast on the orders of Biden, who said, “As a mark of respect for the memory of Queen Elizabeth II, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half mast at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds.

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The American flag atop the White House is lowered to half staff in memory of Queen Elizabeth II on September 08, 2022 in Washington, DC.  US President Joe Biden has ordered all US flags flown at half-mast in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, who died today at age 96.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
The American flag atop the White House is lowered to half mast in memory of Queen Elizabeth II on September 08, 2022 in Washington, DC (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In New York, the Empire State Building shone purple and silver in remembrance of the Queen. “Tonight, the lights on our tower will glow purple and twinkle silver to honor the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the official account of the structure tweeted.

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Similarly in Paris, France, the lights of the iconic Eiffel Tower were turned off. The monument’s official Twitter page said: ‘In tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, tonight I will be turning off my lights at midnight. #Queen Elizabeth II.”

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Drew Hammill, Deputy Chief of Staff, tweeted: “Speaker Pelosi has ordered that the flags at the United States Capitol be lowered due to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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A High Alter tribute to Queen Elizabeth is displayed at St. Patrick's Cathedral on September 09, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.  Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland aged 96 on September 8, 2022 and is survived by her four children, Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Andrew, Duke of York and Edward, Duke of Wessex.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on April 21, 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on February 6, 1952 after the death of her father, the King George VI.  Queen Elizabeth II was the UK's longest-serving monarch.  (Photo by Sam Tabone/Getty Images)
A High Alter tribute to Queen Elizabeth is displayed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on September 9, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia (Sam Tabone/Getty Images)

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Tel-Aviv in Israel has chosen to present the Union Jack on the facade of the city hall in memory of Her Majesty. Writer Avi Mayer wrote: “Tel Aviv City Hall has been illuminated as the Union Jack in tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and in solidarity with the British people as they mourn her passing.” .

New Zealand’s Auckland War Memorial Museum and all government buildings are said to have lowered the nation’s flags to half mast.

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A screen showing a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II outside the Senedd, seat of the Welsh Parliament, on September 9, 2022 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on April 21, 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on February 6, 1952 after the death of her father, the King George VI.  Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022 and is survived by her four children, Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Andrew, Duke of York and Edward, Duke of Wessex.  (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
A screen showing a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II outside the Senedd, seat of the Welsh Parliament, on September 9, 2022, in Cardiff, UK (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

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Apart from these, people in Canada are said to have traveled to the British High Commission to lay flowers in memory of the Queen. The Irish also visited Hillsborough Castle to pay their respects to the late monarch.

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