In Pictures: Britain mourns death of the Queen

People gather outside the gates of the Buckingham Palace in London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Picture date: Thursday September 8, 2022 (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)
People gather outside the gates of the Buckingham Palace in London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Picture date: Thursday September 8, 2022 (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)

Flags were lowered to half mast on buildings across the UK, lights were dimmed and crowds gathered to mourn and lay flowers in tribute outside royal residences after the death of the Queen was announced.

Within minutes of the news of the Queen’s death, members of the public young and old arrived at royal residences to lay flowers in tribute.

Sporting events were halted and players paid tribute after the announcement from Buckingham Palace.