Queen Elizabeth II death: Akufo-Addo directs that all official flags should fly at half-mast for 7 days

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed that all official flags in the nation fly at half-mast for seven days in honour of the late Queen of England.

Mr Akufo-Addo in a series of tweets mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8, said: “On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I extend deepest condolences to the new British monarch, King Charles III, the @RoyalFamily the Prime Minister, and the Government and people of Great Britain on the death, today, of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

“May God bless her soul and give her peaceful rest in His Bosom until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again.”

The Royal Family tweeted that Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on Thursday, September 8.

“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,” the Royal Family said.

All the Queen’s children gathered at her Scottish estate near Aberdeen.

It is very unusual for Buckingham Palace to put out a statement like this – it is usually unwilling to provide a commentary on the 96-year-old monarch’s medical matters, which are seen as private.

Her grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, other sons, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, arrived at Aberdeen airport just before 16:00 BST.

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