Grenfell Tower: flag instructions

16 June 2017

As a mark of respect for those that have died and been injured in the fire at Grenfell Tower, Kensington, the Prime Minister has asked that all Departments of Her Majesty's Government lower their Union Flag to half-mast from 07:00 this morning Friday 16 June 2017.

Any other UK national flags flown alongside the Union Flag when it is at half-mast should also be at half-mast. If a flag of a foreign nation is normally flown on the same stand as the Union Flag, it should be removed.

Flags will be raised to full mast no earlier than 20:00 today, but before 08:00 on Saturday 17 June.

Local authorities are not bound by this request but may wish to follow it for guidance. Devolved administrations are responsible for issuing instructions for the flying of the Union Flag on buildings in their estate and others as necessary.

By decision of the College of Arms all proceeds arising from the sale of The Armorial of Haiti will be donated to the international effort for the relief of Haiti
after the calamitous earthquake of 12 January 2010.

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