The state funeral for President Emeritus Guido de Marco is to be held on Monday afternoon in Valletta.

The President is to lie in state at the presidential palace in Valletta between Saturday and Monday morning.

A cortège will then leave for St John's Co-Cathedral where the funeral Mass will be held at 3.30 p.m.

The cortège will later proceed to City Gate, from where the funeral will continue privately.

Friday, Saturday and Monday will be days of national mourning.

Details will be announced in due course.

This will be the first state funeral since the death of former President Sir Anthony Mamo in 2008.

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