United Kingdom Marks End of 10-Day Mourning Period Following Queen Elizabeth's Funeral

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United Kingdom Marks End of 10-Day Mourning Period Following Queen Elizabeth's Funeral

Nearly two weeks after the death of Queen Elizabeth, the longest reigning British monarch, the United Kingdom's official period of mourning has come to an end.

When Queen Elizabeth died on Sept. 8 at age 96, the U.K. began a 10-day period of mourning, leading up to the late monarch's funeral arrangements on Monday. Following the state funeral, flags on British government buildings around the world returned to flying at full mast Tuesday.

The royal family's official period of mourning will continue until seven days after the Queen's funeral. Royal mourning is observed by members of the royal family, staff in the royal households and troops on ceremonial duties.

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On Monday, the Queen was buried at King George VI Memorial Chapel after her state funeral and committal service.

The late monarch was laid to rest beside her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, during a private burial service, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II carried by pallbearers at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II carried by pallbearers at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.

Jack Hill - WPA Pool/Getty Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96 on Thursday, Sept. 8 and her state funeral was held Monday at Westminster Abbey before she was laid to rest at Windsor Castle

The Palace also paid tribute to the Queen on social media alongside a beautiful photo of her enjoying the great outdoors, writing, "'May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.' In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen. 1926 - 2022."

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Buckingham Palace confirmed details of the private burial with a simple statement on social media earlier Monday.

"This evening a Private Burial will take place in The King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor. The Queen will be Laid to Rest with her late husband The Duke of Edinburgh, alongside her father King George VI, mother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret," the palace wrote, sharing a vintage, undated photo of the five royals.

Prince Philip, who died at age 99 in April 2021, was moved from the Royal Vault beneath the chapel, where he was temporarily interred, to be by her side.