A military bearer party carries the Queen's coffin in to St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
A military bearer party carries the Queen's coffin in to St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (Picture: MOD).
The Queen

Ceremonial troops to join Royal Family in week of mourning after Queen's funeral

It follows a state funeral for the Queen that was full of emotion and ceremony under the gaze of the world.

A military bearer party carries the Queen's coffin in to St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
A military bearer party carries the Queen's coffin in to St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (Picture: MOD).

Troops committed to ceremonial duties will join the Royal Family in observing a week of mourning after the state funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.

King Charles III decreed on 9 September, the day after the Queen died following her 70-year reign, that a period of mourning would be observed until seven days after the funeral.

The military played a key role in the funeral on Monday, with about 4,000 UK and Commonwealth military personnel on parade in London and Windsor.

Buckingham Palace said: "Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, it is His Majesty the King's wish that a period of Royal mourning be observed from now until seven days after the Queen's Funeral.

"Royal mourning will be observed by members of the royal family, Royal Household staff and representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, together with troops committed to ceremonial duties."

The family members are not expected to carry out official engagements, and flags at Royal residences will remain at half-mast until 8am after the final day of royal mourning.

The Queen was finally laid to rest with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh during a private evening burial service attended just by close family on Monday evening.