The Royal Family’s official website has changed to mark the Queen’s death | UK News

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The official Royal Family website was changed to mark the Queen’s death on Thursday.

The homepage on www.royal.uk was updated on Thursday following the announcement of a waiting page showing the Queen at her coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953 with the words “Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022” in white text on a background black.

The site has now been replaced with a close-up, full-screen image of the monarch on the day she was officially crowned queen, aged 25.

The website also includes a statement from the king, paying homage to his “Beloved Mother”.

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It also provides details of the Queen’s life and reign, including her state duties, patronages and achievements as head of the Commonwealth.

An online condolence book allows people to send messages of sympathy to the royal family.

The website says: “A selection of messages will be passed on to members of the Royal Family and may be kept in the Royal Archives for posterity.”

Biographies of the King and Queen Consort are also featured on the website.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also changed the homepage of their Archewell website to a black background with the words “In loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022”.

Harry was among the royals who rushed to Balmoral after doctors raised concerns about the Queen’s health.

She died peacefully at her Scottish estate on Thursday afternoon, Buckingham Palace announced.

A period of national mourning has now started. The date of the Queen’s funeral will be confirmed in due course, the palace said on Friday morning.

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