Mourning Queen Elizabeth II: The Longest-reigning Monarch

Published September 11th, 2022 - 08:09 GMT

Queen Elizabeth II died last Thursday at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace announced hours after saying the Queen was under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died causing much sadness among people in the United Kingdom and abroad. According to the Palace, the Queen's funeral is expected to be held on September 19.

Mourners carried out flowers, and roses along with the country's national flags as the photos of Queen Elizabeth II covered almost every spot in the UK.

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Newspapers are left at a makeshift memorial for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in New York City on September 10, 2022. (Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP)

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A screen at Cape Town Stadium shows a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, during the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament, on 10 September 2022, in Cape Town. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP)

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Members of a marching band rehearse on the eve of the Royal Mile outside of St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

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Messages for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II are seen placed between flowers outside of the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. (Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP)

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Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales looks at floral tributes on the Long walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022, two days after the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96.(Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)

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People gather to pay their respects outside of Buckingham Palace in London on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)

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King Charles III pledged to follow his mother's example of "lifelong service" in his inaugural address to Britain and the Commonwealth on Friday, after ascending to the throne following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

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This picture taken on September 9, 2022 shows an image of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II displayed on the Opera House in Sydney. (Photo by Robert WALLACE / AFP)

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The Brandenburg Gate in illuminated in the colours of the Union Jack in Berlin on September 9, 2022, to pay tribute one day after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

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A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is draped with a black ribbon amongst books of condolences for the public to sign, in Queen's Park Legislative Assembly of Ontario, on September 9, 2022 in Toronto, Canada. Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

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Newspapers are left at a makeshift memorial for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in New York City on September 10, 2022. (Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II
A screen at Cape Town Stadium shows a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, during the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament, on 10 September 2022, in Cape Town. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II
Members of a marching band rehearse on the eve of the Royal Mile outside of St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II
Messages for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II are seen placed between flowers outside of the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. (Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II
Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales looks at floral tributes on the Long walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022, two days after the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96.(Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II
People gather to pay their respects outside of Buckingham Palace in London on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II
King Charles III pledged to follow his mother's example of "lifelong service" in his inaugural address to Britain and the Commonwealth on Friday, after ascending to the throne following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II
This picture taken on September 9, 2022 shows an image of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II displayed on the Opera House in Sydney. (Photo by Robert WALLACE / AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II
The Brandenburg Gate in illuminated in the colours of the Union Jack in Berlin on September 9, 2022, to pay tribute one day after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is draped with a black ribbon amongst books of condolences for the public to sign, in Queen's Park Legislative Assembly of Ontario, on September 9, 2022 in Toronto, Canada. Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

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