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Death Gun Salutes take place across the country to mark passing of Queen Elizabeth II

A number of death gun salutes have been fired across the United Kingdom to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 96 rounds were fired, one for every year of Her Majesty’s life.

Early on Friday, the Ministry of Defence announced that the Death Gun Salute would be fired at 1pm in London, around the four home nations and at saluting stations at home and abroad.

Salutes were fired at Hyde Park just a short distance from Buckingham Palace. The same procedure was made by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London as is traditional with royal gun salutes.

One round was also fired every ten seconds at various other locations across the United Kingdom including Cardiff Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Hillsborough Castle, York, Portsmouth and overseas in Gibraltar.

King Charles III will make an address to the nation at 6pm on Friday evening.

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