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Nation mourns Queen Elizabeth II

The nation is in mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday

With the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the nation joins the Royal Family in mourning

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Bounty joins the nation today in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

A remarkable woman, a true servant of the people, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

We give thanks for the life of our Queen and pray that her family may be comforted at this time of loss.

Buckingham Palace has announced that there will be a period of mourning for the Royal Family that will be observed from now until seven days after the Queen's funeral.

The statement from Buckingham Palace read: "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."

The news that the Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral in Scotland yesterday afternoon has left the nation she served for 70 years in mourning.
Buckingham Palace announced the sad news with a statement that 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.”

The Queen died at the age of 96 after serving her country most of her life and is succeeded by her eldest son, Charles.

The new King Charles III paid tribute to his “beloved mother” describing it as a "moment of great sadness" for him and his family and that her loss would be "deeply felt" around the world.

He said: "We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother.

"I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world."

He went on to say he and his family would be "comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held".
Crowds had already gathered at Buckingham Palace on the earlier news yesterday of her deteriorating condition, and thousands more gathered when it was announced she had died.

In respect of the sad news, the union flag the palace was lowered to half-mast at 18:30 BST and an official notice announcing the death was posted outside.

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen in 1952 at the tender age of 25 following the untimely death of her father King George VI.

Her tenure as head of state saw incredible change including post-war austerity, the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War and the UK's entry into - and withdrawal from - the European Union.

She served her country for an incredible 70 years celebrating her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year.

Rest in peace your Majesty.

Nation mourns Queen Elizabeth II