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There was a noticeable mix of tears and laughter when the UK mourned Queen Elizabeth II.

When she died one year ago, the nation came together to grieve - but also to celebrate her life dedicated to royal duty.

Her death brought the country together, symbolised best by the huge queue to walk past her coffin in Westminster Hall in London - at one point the line stretched 10 miles and some people waited in it for 24 hours.

The Queen died peacefully at 3.10pm on 8 September 2022 at Balmoral. Her passing was announced to the public at 6.30pm.

Then prime minister Liz Truss told the nation: "We are all devastated by the news that we have just heard from Balmoral. The death of Her Majesty the Queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world."

But after the shock and the tears came the laughter, as people recalled her sense of humour and uncanny knack of putting a smile on anyone's face.

The following day, in the House of Commons, former prime minister Theresa May recalled how she hastily replaced a piece of cheese she had dropped on the floor during a picnic at Balmoral, only to be caught doing so by the Queen.

To roars of laughter among MPs, May said: “I looked at her. She looked at me and she just smiled. And the cheese remained on the table.”

One mourner outside Buckingham Palace said: "I'm feeling up and down, sad but joyful. The nation wants to be here. So there's a joint of sadness, but also celebration."

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