The Commonwealth of Dominica has declared two days of national mourning to honour the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
According to the statement released by Cabinet, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit extended his condolences to the Royal Family, Government and people of the United Kingdom following the death of the monarch.
The release states “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II inspired respect around the world and conducted the affairs of the Commonwealth with grace and dignity for over 70 years. Her passing marks a profound loss for the Commonwealth of Nations and the world. On behalf of the Government and people of Dominica, I extend deepest condolences to His Majesty the King, The Queen Consort, the other members of the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom.”
In a demonstration of respect and honour for the life and contribution of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Commonwealth of Dominica will observe two days of national mourning on Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
To further honour the passing of the longest reigning monarch, flags on all public buildings in Dominica will be flown at half-mast on the days of mourning.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is the longest-serving monarch of Britain who came to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25. She was Dominica’s Head of State till the country got Independence in 1978.
During her reign, The Commonwealth of Dominica enjoyed cordial relations with the United Kingdom and benefitted from the steadfast leadership and guidance of the queen as Head of the Commonwealth.
Dominica’s President, Charles Savarin, has also released a statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The President stated he was deeply saddened and shocked upon hearing the news of the passing yesterday, Thursday, September 8, 2022, of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
The President of the Commonwealth of Dominica wrote to His Majesty King Charles III and extended his condolences to the king, the royal family, the Government and the People of the United Kingdom. In his letter, he made a mention of the thousands of Dominicans who have made the United Kingdom their home for generations.
President Savarin further stated that Her Majesty, the queen was widely regarded as a symbol of stability, who worked tirelessly to ensure that the monarchy could remain relevant during a period of widespread social, technological an economic change.
He stated that Queen Elizabeth was a monarch with no equal and that she will now be mourned all over the world. She was well respected, well loved and will be missed greatly.