The Death of Queen Elizabeth II: The First Five Days in Central London
Friday 9 September 2022
Crowds gather uncertainly at Buckingham Palace as people try to process the news. Prince Charles — now King Charles III — arrives back in London from Balmoral.
Sunday 11 September 2022
Visiting mourners help Royal Parks staff to lay flowers at the designated Floral Tribute in Green Park. On the Mall, flags and crowns are hoisted in preparation for coming ceremonies.
Monday 12 September 2022
Military pageantry takes place on the Mall and outside St James's Palace, while thousands continue to flock to Green Park to lay their tributes and see those left by others.
Tuesday 13 September 2022
In the dark of evening and under an immense security operation, Queen Elizabeth II returns home to Buckingham Palace for the last time, ahead of the upcoming funeral.