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    State flag at half-mast in honour of late queen

    Azlan Othman

    National flags at government buildings in the Sultanate were flying at half-mast from 8am yesterday to 8am today as a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    The world bade farewell to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, at her funeral in London at Westminster Abbey at 6pm yesterday.

    His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was among the attendees.

    The queen died at age 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8. She was the oldest living and longest-reigning British monarch.

    Leaders and royals from around the world made the trip to London to pay their respects to the queen and attended a reception at Buckingham Palace – hosted by the new monarch His Majesty King Charles III on Sunday, the day before her funeral.

    United States President Joe Biden and several European leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron also attended the queen’s funeral.

    ABOVE & BELOW: The national flag is seen at half-mast at the Ministry of Development and Public Service Commission buildings. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

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