The date of the Funeral is yet to be confirmed but it is believed to take place ten days after the Queen’s death.
With the extra seven days Charles has announced it means the royal family will observe 17 days mourning.
The Royal Mourning will be observed by members of the royal family, royal household staff and representatives of the royal household on official duties, together with troops committed to ceremonial duties.
Flags at all royal residences were lowered to half mast yesterday following the news and they are going to remain there until 8am on final day of mourning.
A royal gun salute will be fired in London today at 1pm in Hyde Park with one round fired for every one of the 96 years the Queen lived.
Following her death, tributes have flooded in from all over the world, with the royal residences across the UK being lined with flowers as crowds flocked to them.
There are no physical books of condolences but an online one has been set up for those who wish to leave a message on the royal website.
Yesterday, the royal family announced that the Queen’s doctors had raised concerns about her health.
In the hours that followed, her immediate family rushed to Balmoral to be by her side before she died in the afternoon.
Her death was announced at 6:30pm, and due to the lateness of the announcement, the intricately laid plans were shifted back a day – meaning today is counted as D+0.
After staying at Balmoral last night Charles and Camilla will return to London and at midday church bells are expected to ring across the country.
A woman brings flowers for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong (
Image: AFP via Getty Images)
Parliament is opened just for MPs to pay tribute to the Queen after her passing, led by Prime Minister Liz Truss and the Speaker of the House Lindsay Hoyle.
The new King is thought to be meeting the Earl Marshal – the Duke of Norfolk – who is in charge of the accession and funeral planning.
At 6pm this evening the King will make a televised address to the nation which will be pre-recorded where he will pay tribute to his mother and pledge his duty to his service as the new monarch.
A public service will also be held in St Paul’s Cathedral which will be attended by the PM and other senior ministers.
The nation has been left shocked following the Queen’s passing and just this week she was pictured meeting the new prime minister Liz Truss.
Even though she used a walking stick she looked bright and held meetings with the ousted PM Boris Johnson as well.
However, yesterday the palace took the rare step of announced there were concerns of the 96-year-old’s health.
The initial statement said: “Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.
“The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”
However, around 6:30pm yesterday evening a second statement was released which read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”