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Royal mourning to last until 7 days after queen’s funeral

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Royal mourning to last until 7 days after queen’s funeral

Men install a board depicting Britain's Queen Elizabeth, following her passing, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, September 9, 2022.

REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

'Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, it is His Majesty The King's wish that a period of Royal Mourning be observed from now until seven days after The Queen's Funeral,' a statement says

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain’s royal family will observe a period of mourning that ends on the seventh day after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, with flags at royal residences to remain at half mast.

“Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, it is His Majesty The King’s wish that a period of Royal Mourning be observed from now until seven days after The Queen’s Funeral,” a statement said.

A gun salute will be fired in London at 1 p.m. (1200 GMT) in Hyde Park, with one round fired for each year of the 96-year-old queen’s life, Buckingham Palace said on Friday, September 9.

The palace did not say when the funeral would be held, but it is likely to take place around 11 days after the queen’s death on Thursday.

Buckingham Palace said flags at royal residences would remain at half mast until the morning after the mourning period and that royal residences would remain closed, although floral tributes could be left outside.

Here are more photos of a grieving UK:

Men install a board depicting Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at Shankill Road, following Queen’s passing, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, September 9, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
A woman holding a newspaper depicting Britain’s Queen Elizabeth lays flowers at Windsor Castle, following Queen’s passing, in Windsor, Britain, September 9, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
A person reacts near Buckingham Palace, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, September 9, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
People gather in front of the Buckingham Palace, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, September 9, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

– Rappler.com

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