Tearful royal fans sing God Save the King outside Buckingham Palace

Thousands of tearful mourners have gathered outside the gates of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the life of the late Queen Elizabeth II and have started to sing 'God Save the King'.

The spontaneous singing marks the unwavering support of the British public as the reign of King Charles III begins following his mother's death.

Crowds began assembling outside the Queen's official London residence shortly after the Palace announced she was under "medical supervision" by her physicians.

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However, Buckingham Palace confirmed the death of the Queen in a statement released just hours later.

Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

As the BBC broke the news of Her Majesty's death on September 9, 2022, hundreds of mourners joined in a spontaneous tribute to the life of the UK's longest-serving monarch.

And the crowd also signalled their support for the new king, Charles III, as they broke out into a rendition of 'God Save the King' outside of the new sovereign's home.

The clip was captured by CNN journalist Anne Stewart, who wrote on Twitter: "There was total silence outside Buckingham Palace as the news broke, and then the crowds broke into song.

"God Save the King."

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The video has since gained more than 9,000 likes on the app at the time of writing with hundreds posting tributes to the monarchs.

One user wrote: "Long may he reign."

Another added: "Girlfriend and I laid flowers at Buckingham Palace. Thank you for your lifetime of service. God save the King."

A third said: "God save the Queen. God save the King."

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