Her death ended a 70-year reign, the longest in history, having ascended the throne following the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952.
The death of a British monarch and what happens next is a traditional ritual that is slowly fading from living memory amid the Queen’s long reign.
After her death earlier this morning, Parliament was recalled and plane pilots announced the news to their passengers.
The public braced for the worst after news of Her Majesty’s ill health broke earlier in the day, and now the nation has entered a two-week period of mourning.
Will there be a holiday?
There will almost certainly be a bank holiday on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral, which is due to take place in 10 days.
The day of the funeral will be a day of national mourning, although employers will not be forced to give workers the day off.
The funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey and a two-minute silence will begin across the country at noon.
There will also be another bank holiday for King Charles’ coronation in the coming months, although details are yet to be confirmed.
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