The royal mourning period
tends to last seven days following the funeral and is observed by members of
the royal family and their households, together with troops committed to
ceremonial duties. In this case, the royal mourning period is due to end on
Monday 26 September.
During this period, members of
the royal family will continue undertaking engagements appropriate to the
circumstances but will wear black. Mourning bands will be worn where appropriate.
Flags will remain half-masted
at Royal residences until 8am on the morning after the final day of royal
The royal mourning period is
dictated by King Charles II, with a Buckingham Palace statement reading:
“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.
The royal family observe a royal mourning period
“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
Prince Philip’s death was
marked by a two-week period of royal mourning, as dictated by Queen Elizabeth