Queen Elizabeth II dies: World monuments, landmarks honor late monarch

Monuments around the world are paying tribute to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at her Balmoral estate in Scotland.

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Scroll down to see how the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks honored her memory:

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building in New York was “glittering in purple and silver for Queen Elizabeth II” overnight, according to the attraction’s official Twitter account.

Eiffel Tower

Paris’ famous Eiffel Tower went dark Thursday night to honor the queen.

“In tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, tonight, I will turn my lights off at midnight,” read a post from the tower’s official Twitter account.

The London Eye

The London landmark also went dark Thursday night following the queen’s death.

“The London Eye joins with mourners around the world during this period of national remembrance,” the attraction tweeted Thursday. “In honor of Her Majesty, we will switch off our lights from sunset this evening.”

The post continued: “We give thanks for the extraordinary life and work of Her Majesty the Queen – her decades of devoted service to her country will remain an inspiration to us all.”

Buckingham Palace

As crowds gathered around Buckingham Palace in London to mourn the queen, the landmark lowered its flag to half-staff, according to The New York Times.

The White House

The White House in Washington, D.C., also lowered its flag in Queen Elizabeth II’s honor.

U.S. Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “has ordered the flags at the U.S. Capitol to be flown at half-staff due to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill tweeted Thursday afternoon.

Sydney Harbor Bridge

The flags on Australia’s Sydney Harbor Bridge were at half-staff, 7News reported.

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