Queen's death notice pinned to gates of Buckingham Palace - here's what it says

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LONDON — The official notice confirming the death of Queen Elizabeth II has been posted on the gates of Buckingham Palace.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon," the statement reads. "The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

The paper notice was pinned to the railings of the palace confirming. It comes after the Royal Family announced the 96-year-old monarch's death at Balmoral Castle on Thursday evening.

A notice announcing the death of Queen Elizabeth II is placed on the railings outside of Buckingham Palace in central London, on September 8, 2022. - Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)
The notice announcing the death of Queen Elizabeth II on the railings outside of Buckingham Palace. (Getty Images)

Crowds of mourners gathered outside the Queen's official residence as news broke about her death. Some were seen placing flowers through the gates into the grounds of the Royal palace.

As the Union Jack at the Palace was lowered, mourners wept. Others erupted into singing the national anthem, The Times reports.

As day turned into night, thousands gathered outside the Palace despite heavy rainfall to pay their respects. Chants could be heard from the throngs of people with some cheering three times for the Queen while others shouted: "Long live the King."

Mourners waited for the notice of death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday evening.
Mourners wait for the notice of death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday evening. (Photo by Paul Phelan/@paulphln)

A notice of death was also displayed on the gates of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh - the British monarch's official residence in Scotland.

The bulletins are used by the monarchy to confirm important events in their lives including the birth of a new Royal.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08: A woman places a bouquet of flowers at the gate of Buckingham Palace following the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom on September 08, 2022. Buckingham Palace has announced today that Queen Elizabeth II has died peacefully at Balmoral at the age of 96. (Photo by Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08: A woman places a bouquet of flowers at the gate of Buckingham Palace following the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom on September 08, 2022. (Photo by Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Charles, now his Majesty the King and King Charles III, issued a statement shortly after the news broke of his mother’s death. “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,” the statement read.

“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.”

People react outside the Buckingham Palace, after Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, died aged 96, according to Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain September 8, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
People react outside the Buckingham Palace, after Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, died aged 96, according to Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain September 8, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Prime Minister Liz Truss paid tribute to the queen. Speaking outside No. 10, Truss said it had been a “huge shock to the nation and the world. Truss said Thursday marked the "passing of the second Elizabethan age." She concluded her address by saying: "God save the king."

Earlier on Thursday, the palace announced royal doctors were concerned over her health and placed her under medical supervision at her residence at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The day before, the 96-year-old queen pulled out of a virtual Privy Council meeting after her doctors advised her to rest.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Crowds gather in front of Buckingham Palace to pay their respects following the death today of Queen Elizabeth II in Balmoral, on September 8, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and acceded the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI.Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is survived by her four children, Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Andrew, Duke Of York and Edward, Duke of Wessex. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Crowds gather in front of Buckingham Palace to pay their respects. (Getty Images)

On Tuesday, the queen fulfilled her final official engagement as she swore in Truss as prime minister — the 15th prime minister in her 70-year-long reign. It was the first time the handover took place at Balmoral and not the queen’s official residence of Buckingham Palace, as the queen moved to her retreat in Aberdeenshire during the summer due to ongoing mobility issues.