How does the UK mourn its royal family?

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Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96 on September 8, 2022

Like many things involving the British royal family, the sad occasion of the death of a monarch is governed by tradition and convention.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, a period of royal mourning has been declared, which is due to last up to seven days after her funeral.

Here’s the story of some of the traditions used to mark the passing of Britain’s oldest monarch, many of whom are now world famous.

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