Breaking: Union Jack to be flown at half-mast in Hinckley and Bosworth after Queen Elizabeth II ‘died peacefully’ this afternoon

Mason Moore & Vaughan Moore | 8 September 2022

THE UNION Jack is to be flown at half-mast across Hinckley and Bosworth, following the announcement of Her Majesty The Queen’s death this evening (8 September).

The Queen passed this afternoon (Image: Royal UK)

Her Majesty passed away aged 96 years old, whilst over in Balmoral this afternoon. She was under medical supervision after doctors became concerned for her health.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed the passing around 6.30pm. In a statement, they said: “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.”

Her son, Charles III, serves as her successor. He is officially being addressed as “His Majesty as King Charles III” effective immediately, with Camilla as Queen Consort.

Hinckley and Bosworth Mayor, Councillor Dawn Glenville, has confirmed that the flag is set to be flown at half-mast throughout the borough to pay respects to Her Majesty.

She said: “We are all deeply saddened to receive the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. As Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, HRH Queen Elizabeth II was deeply respected and admired throughout the world.

“On behalf of the elected members and all those who work for the Borough Council, I would like to pass on my condolences to the new King and all members of the Royal family at this very sad time.

“As a mark of respect, during the period of Royal mourning we will fly the union flag at half-mast across the borough.”

The Council Leader of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Coun. Stuart Bray, paid his respects on Twitter, reminiscing on a brief interaction with Her Majesty.

It reads: “So sad to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. The nation owes her a huge debt of gratitude for her lifetime of selfless public service.

“It was a great honour to meet her a few years ago. Her warmth and sense of humour shone through during our brief conversation.”

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