Queen Elizabeth II is dead: What happens next?

Queen Elizabeth II died of “old age,” according to her death certificate, which was released on Thursday by the registrar general of Scotland.

There have been at least 10 days of solemn ceremonies and national mourning in the United Kingdom.

At Elizabeth's passing in Balmoral Castle, Charles assumed the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Charles III will be the name of the new king, a royal official announced on Thursday.

Members of the Privy Council, a group of senior judges and politicians who advise the king, meet in London.

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41-gun salute and a 62-gun salute in Hyde Park in response to the king's proclamation.

The arrival of King Charles III and the Queen Consort at Holyrood will be greeted by a 21-gun salute.