The U.S. and Hawaii state flags are to be flown at half-staff at state offices and agencies until sunset on the day of interment of Queen Elizabeth II.

The British monarch died Thursday in Scotland at the age of 96.

“The State of Hawaii joins the nation and the rest of the world in mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II,” Gov. David Ige said in a statement, which noted that the queen was once hosted at Washington Place by then Gov. George Ariyoshi.

“Her graciousness and her leadership will always be remembered,” said Ige.

Earlier Thursday President Joe Biden issued a proclamation that read in part, “In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her.”

Queen Elizabeth II at Washington Place with former Gov. George Ariyoshi.
Queen Elizabeth II at a formal dinner at Washington Place with Gov. George Ariyoshi, First Lady Jean Ariyoshi, Prince Philip and other members of the Ariyoshi family, April 1975. Courtesy: Jean Ariyoshi

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