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The formal West Yorkshire proclamation of King Charles III is being held at Leeds Civic Hall today.
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Leeds mourns Queen Elizabeth II’s death

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Further Royal family members about to land in Scotland

The BBC has reported that seven members of the Royal family are about to land at Aberdeen airport, on their way to Balmoral.

Buckingham Palace cancels Changing of the Guard

The BBC has reported the ceremonial event, which takes place four times a week, has been postponed from its scheduled time of 11am on Friday.

PM has no plans to travel to Scotland

There are no plans for the Prime Minister to travel to Scotland on Thursday or Friday, Downing Street said.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman also said he could not give any updates on the Queen’s health or whether Liz Truss has been in touch with the Palace.

“The Prime Minister is working from Downing Street this afternoon in a series of meetings,” he said.

“As is standard, I wouldn’t get into any contact certainly between the Prime Minister and the Palace.”

Asked if there were any plans for the PM to travel to Scotland on Thursday or Friday, he said: “No.”

He said he was not aware of any changes to business in the House of Commons on Friday and said it would be a decision for the Speaker.

Prince Harry travelling to Balmoral alone, say sources

The Duchess of Sussex is not travelling to Balmoral with the Duke of Sussex, with Harry making the trip by himself, sources have said.

It is understood Meghan will remain in London, but will not attend the WellChild awards.

The duchess could potentially join Harry in Scotland at a later date, the source said, following the change of plan.

Council leadership send well wishes to Queen

Leeds City Council leader James Lewis has joined the Mayor of Leeds, Coun Robert Gettings JP, and council chief executive Tom Riordan in issuing a statement following the news that the Queen is unwell.

They said: “Along with the rest of the country we are all deeply concerned by today’s news from Buckingham Palace.

“Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time, and we are sure that we echo everyone across Leeds in hoping for her swift recovery.”

Why BBC presenters change into black clothing

News emerging of a sudden change in the health of Queen Elizabeth II has caused a major shift at the BBC.

As Huw Edwards was continuing his broadcasted deliberation regarding the recent health update of Queen Elizabeth II, he along with his fellow BBC colleagues made a sudden change into black clothing.

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US President Joe Biden said his thoughts are with the Queen

US President Joe Biden has sent a message of to the Royals.

Buckingham Palace announces the death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen has died at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

Queen Elizabeth II dies at Balmoral

Elizabeth II was the nation’s longest-reigning monarch, 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.

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Photos of Queen Elizabeth II’s visits to Leeds

Some of our favourite pictures from Queen Elizabeth II’s visits to Leeds from down the years.