The United Kingdom has been plunged into deep mourning since Queen Elizabeth II passed away last Thursday. The queue to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth was closed by British authorities late last night. Today is the state funeral, which will be attended by heads of state and dignitaries from around the world. On the eve of Queen Elizabeth’s farewell, Buckingham Palace has released another never-before-seen portrait of the late Queen. Follow all developments in our live blog.

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