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The Queen's funeral confirmed to take place on Monday 19th September

The Queen's funeral confirmed to take place on Monday 19th September

Queen Elizabeth II died at her home in Balmoral, with her son now becoming King Charles III

The date for the Queen's funeral has been set, with the service in her memory set to take place at Westminster Abbey on September 19 at 11:00am.

The news was announced by the Earl Marshal the Duke of Norfolk this afternoon (10 September).

It was also confirmed earlier today during the official proclamation of King Charles III at St James' Palace that the date will be a bank holiday in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The tragic news was announced this week that Her Majesty had died at the age of 96.

An official statement from the Royal Family explained that she passed away 'peacefully' at her home in Balmoral, Scotland.

Members of her family, including King Charles, Prince William and Harry made the journey to be with her.

The Queen died at the age of 96.

The statement 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."

Elizabeth's death means that her son is now the new monarch, and will go by the title King Charles III.

In the aftermath of her passing, the 73-year-old shared a brief statement, in which he thanked his mother for her 70 years of service.

He wrote: "The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

"We mourn profoundly the loss 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.

"During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held."

Plans for her funeral are already well underway, with world leaders expected to arrive in the country to pay their respects.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, released his own heartfelt message to the royal family, sharing his condolences with them at this difficult time.

He said: "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era.

"In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her.

"She was the first British monarch to whom people all around the world could feel a personal and immediate connection—whether they heard her on the radio as a young princess speaking to the children of the United Kingdom, or gathered around their televisions for her coronation, or watched her final Christmas speech or her Platinum Jubilee on their phones. And she, in turn, dedicated her whole life to their service."

The shocking news also saw crowds of people gather outside the gates of Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to Her Majesty, with mourners performing a touching rendition of 'God Save The King'.

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Topics: Royal Family, The Queen, UK News