Gun salutes fired in tribute to queen

STORY: The death of the queen on Thursday (September 8), Britain's longest-reigning monarch and a towering presence on the world stage for 70 years, has drawn condolences from around the world.

Buckingham Palace said there would a period of mourning to be observed by members of the family and the royal household until a week after the funeral, the date of which has not yet been confirmed but is expected in about 10 days time.