Floral tributes left at Buckingham Palace, Windsor and Balmoral in memory of Queen Elizabeth II

Thousands of people across the UK are leaving flowers and messages of support to the Royal Family following the death of the Queen.

Messages of thanks for the Queen and condolences to her family were left among the floral tributes from the public at the gates of Balmoral Castle.

One said: “Thank you Queen Elizabeth II for your service to our nation.”

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Another card said: “Thank you for your dedication, service and reign.

Mourners gather to lay flowers and pay their respects at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
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Hundreds of people have gathered at Buckingham Palace gates to pay tribute to the Queen the day after her death.

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Mourners, many dressed all in black, congregated beside hundreds of colourful bouquets and messages which had been left overnight and early in the morning.

A large Union flag in tones of black and grey has been pinned to the right flank of the gates, while police officers kept a crowd back from the main gates further to the left.

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The Union flag is flow at half mast at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
Amanda Bartlett with her daughter Ayla, lay flowers at Cambridge Gate, Long Walk, Windsor, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
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Flowers are laid outside of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
Flowers are laid outside of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
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Messages of thanks for the Queen and condolences to her family were left among the floral tributes from the public at the gates of Balmoral Castle. One said: “Thank you Queen Elizabeth II for your service to our nation.” Another card said: “Thank you for your dedication, service and reign. “You have been a source of inspiration and a calming figure through my life.”
Floral tributes and messages at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
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Flowers are laid outside of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
A member of the public lays flowers outside Nottingham Council House, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
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“Heartbroken” members of the public have been laying flowers at Balmorla to pay their respects to the “amazing” Queen.
The scene at Balmoral
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A woman appears emotional after laying flowers by the railings at Buckingham Palace, London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
Flowers are laid outside of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
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Flowers are laid outside of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
A woman appears emotional after laying flowers at the gates of Balmoral in Scotland following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.
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A woman lays flowers outside Buckingham Palace, London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Picture date: Friday September 9, 2022.