New Zealand Flag to be flown at half-mast
4 November 2004
New Zealand Flag to be flown at half-mast for funeral of Princess Alice
The Queen’s aunt, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, has died. She died peacefully in her sleep on Friday 29th October, at Kensington Palace, London. Princess Alice was just two months short of her 103rd birthday.
Princess Alice was the widow of the late Henry, Duke of Gloucester, third son of King George V, and the mother of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Her granddaughter, Lady Davina Windsor, was recently married to Gary Lewis, a New Zealander.
The New Zealand flag should be flown at half-mast on the day of the funeral of a member of the Royal Family. The funeral of Princess Alice will be held on Friday 5th November. The New Zealand Flag Institute accordingly calls upon New Zealander’s to observe this date in the appropriate manner.
New Zealand Flag Institute 4th November 2004