Flags on British government buildings around the world are flying at full-mast once more as the period of national mourning following Queen Elizabeth II’s death comes to an end.

Why is this happening
On Monday, world leaders and foreign royalties attended her funeral at Westminster Abbey, where the Dean of Westminster paid tribute to her “lifelong sense of responsibility.”

Around 100 presidents and leaders of government attended, including US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

There were also kings, queens, and emperors from Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, Malaysia, and Jordan in attendance.

What should you know?
Following a ceremonial funeral in London and a military parade to Windsor Castle, the Queen was buried in a private ceremony in Windsor on Monday evening. However, the Royal Family will remain in mourning for another week. During this period, senior royals are not required to perform any public obligations.

Flags at royal homes will be flown at half-mast until September 27 – the day after their period of mourning concludes. Businesses are also expected to resume operations fully this week.

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