Destinations around the world pay tribute to The Queen

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Countries around the world have paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, who died yesterday, aged 96, after 70 years on the throne.

As a mark of respect, the Eiffel Tower in Paris turned its lights off last night, while the Empire State Building in New York was bathed in royal purple in honour of Queen Elizabeth.

US President Biden ordered all American flags on the White House and other public buildings throughout the States and at all US stations abroad to be flown at half-mast on the day of The Queen’s funeral.

Australia has also lowered the flag on public buildings, as have many other countries around the world.

The Queen’s image was last night displayed in many public sites, from neon signs in bus shelters in the UK to Times Square in New York.

The London Eye and other landmarks in the capital were also in darkness last night, and scores of Black Cabs lined the Mall as the country went into a period of mourning.

Travel industry leaders also paid tribute to The Queen as soon as her death, in Balmoral, was announced late on Thursday afternoon.

British Airways said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Her Majesty the Queen.

“At this terribly sad time, our thoughts are with the entire British Royal Family and the nation, as we grieve her immeasurable loss.

“We are deeply honoured and proud to have flown Her Majesty on a number of occasion, moments which we will always cherish.

“Her Majesty has for so long shown immense resilience and encouraged us to stand together with the United Kingdom, to thank her for her service and bid her a final farewell.”

ABTA has posted a message on its website saying: “The extremely sad news of death of Her Majesty The Queen marks the end of a long and glorious reign.

“The loss will be deeply felt not just by millions at home, but also across the world in the many countries that the Queen visited during her reign.

“Our deepest condolences are with the Royal Family.”

Heathrow Airport tweeted: “We offer our condolences to the Royal Family and the British public at this time.”

Passengers on TUI’s Marella Discovery said they were touched when the Captain announced The Queen had died, followed by two minutes’ silence, after which ‘everyone clapped’ to show their respect for her long service.

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