The Royal Family will observe another week of mourning for the Queen following her state funeral yesterday.

The day was packed with emotion as people from all across the world watched as the late monarch was laid to rest.

King Charles III decreed on September 9, 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.

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.”

Members of the Royal Family will not be expected to carry out official engagements and flags at royal residences will remain at half mast until 8am after the final day of mourning.

Queen's children hold vigil around mother's coffin

Queen laid to rest with Prince Phillip

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

The family’s website said it was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, adding: The Queen was buried together with The Duke of Edinburgh, at The King George VI Memorial Chapel.”

The royal Twitter account published a picture of the Queen taken at Balmoral in 1971, with the words: “May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest. In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen.”

The quote is from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and was said by Charles in his first televised address to the nation.

The words are said by Horatio as he pays tribute to his dying friend Hamlet in the tragedy.

The Queen’s funeral

The day of the funeral was filled with personal touches, with the wreath adorning the Queen’s coffin featuring a handwritten note from the King, saying: “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R.”

Charles had requested the floral tribute which replaced a wreath of Balmoral flowers with foliage and blooms cut from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove.

The simple committal service at St George’s Chapel contrasted with the earlier state funeral, with the Queen’s close staff represented, including her senior dresser and personal adviser Angela Kelly, alongside individuals like Earl Spencer, the brother of Diana, Princess of Wales.