Queen’s Funeral: An additional seven days of mourning after the Queen’s State Funeral

The royal family will mark another week of mourning for the Queen after her state funeral on Monday.

King Charles III decreed on 9 September, the day after the Queen’s death after her 70-year reign, that a period of mourning would be observed until seven days after the funeral.

Buckingham Palace said: “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.

“Royal mourning is observed by members of the royal family, royal household staff and representatives of the royal household on official duties, together with troops engaged in ceremonial duties.”

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This means family members will not make any official commitments while flags remain at half-mast until 8am after the final day of mourning.

The Queen was eventually buried with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, during a private evening funeral at Windsor Castle.

The family website says it was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, adding: “The Queen was buried alongside the Duke of Edinburgh in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.”

The day of the funeral was filled with personal touches, with the wreath adorning the Queen’s coffin bearing a handwritten note from the King which read: “In loving and devoted memory. Karl R.”

Charles had requested the floral tribute, which replaced a wreath of Balmoral flowers with leaves and blooms cut from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove.

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As the surrender service drew to a close, the Sovereign’s piper, Pipe Major Paul Burns, played a lament and walked away from the congregation, his tune fading in the chapel air.

Earlier in the day, dignitaries including hundreds of heads of state attended the state funeral at Westminster Abbey, and with London packed with mourners, the event prompted the Metropolitan Police’s largest-ever police operation.

Among the 2,000-strong congregation at the abbey were foreign royals, prominent figures in British life and world leaders, including US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.

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During his homily, the Archbishop of Canterbury told the congregation that the outpouring of emotion for the Queen “rose from her rich life and loving ministry which has now passed”.

Justin Welby described the Queen as touching “a multitude of lives” and a “joyful” figure for many.

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