The Union Jack is being flown at half-mast at Andover Guildhall as the town mourns the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

On Thursday, September 8, Buckingham Palace announced the Queen had sadly died after serving as head of state for more than 70 years.

The Prince of Wales is now King, having acceded to the throne immediately on the death of his mother.

In a statement, the 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.”

Following The Queen's death, all official flags, including the Union Flag, should be half-masted from as soon as possible today until 8am the day following The Queen’s state funeral.