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Crowds gather at Buckingham Palace, Windsor and Balmoral as Queen dies

CROWDS have been gathering outside Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral after the death of the Queen was announced.

Mourners began converging at Buckingham Palace around 5pm as concerns about the monarch’s health began to mount and swelled after the sad news of her death emerged.

Crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace as the news as announced

Crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace as the news as announced信用: 路透社
A mourner outside the palace was unable to contain her emotion

A mourner outside the palace was unable to contain her emotion信用: 路透社
The crowd gradually began swelling as mourners came to pay their respects

The crowd gradually began swelling as mourners came to pay their respects信用: 溅
A crowd also gathered at Windsor Castle

A crowd also gathered at Windsor Castle信用: 盖蒂
Two children  among the crowd at Windsor Castle

Two children among the crowd at Windsor Castle信用: 盖蒂
One mourner placed flowers on the palace gate

One mourner placed flowers on the palace gate信用: 路透社

The flag at the palace was lowered to half-mast at 6.30pm as the news was announced.

As the news of Queen’s death was announced, many among the hundreds of people were gathered outside the gates began crying.

A crowd has also been gathering outside Windsor Castle, where a Union flag fluttering from one of the towers has been lowered to half-mast.

Mourners also converged on Balmoral, where Her Majesty died surrounded by members of the Royal Family.

John Loughrey, 67, wept outside Buckingham Palace as he said hecan’t believethe news and paid tribute to theinspirationalQueen whoseduty always came first”.

I met the Queen twice. I gave flowers to her. 我不敢相信,” 他说.


The Queen’s passing comes as


She was inspirational. She served her dutyher duty always came first, her family next.

She went downhill after the Duke of Edinburgh died. God save the Queen.

Mr Loughrey said he would be camping near the palace for 10 days as a mark of respect for the Queen before lighting a candle for her at Westminster Abbey.

Floral tributes have started to be laid outside Windsor Castle to mourn the death of the Queen.

The crowds outside were so big that staff members returning to the castle struggled to drive through the main entrance.

In a sombre statement, 白金汉宫 today confirmed Her Majesty Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, had passed awaymaking her son, 查尔斯, 王.

Another mourner crying at the gates of Buckingham Palace

Another mourner crying at the gates of Buckingham Palace信用: 盖蒂
Flowers being left outside Windsor Castle

Flowers being left outside Windsor Castle信用: 盖蒂
A crowd of mourners outside Balmoral, where Her Majesty passed away

A crowd of mourners outside Balmoral, where Her Majesty passed away信用: 路透社

Her passing comes after King Charles威廉王子 raced to be by the Queen’s side after doctors confirmed they were “concerned” for her health.

The UK was immediately plunged into a state of mourning, with plans for her funeral and a national day of remembrance to be announced in the coming days.

查尔斯, who will now be known as King Charles III, gave a sombre statement as he led the nation in mourning tonight.

The new King said: “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.