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Flower tributes for the Queen
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In pictures: the spectacular sea of flowers left outside the royal palaces

From Balmoral Castle to the Sandringham Estate, the Queen’s properties are brimming with colourful tributes

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Faima Bakar
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Since the news of the Queen’s death, many have flocked to Buckingham Palace and other royal sites to pay their respects. Flowers have been laid at palaces, parks and other public areas to pay tribute to the country’s longest-reigning monarch.

Some have also left Paddington bears and Marmalade sandwiches in reference to the sketch she did with the animated bear during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. But since food items will rot quickly and attract rats, people have been warned to not leave them. 

For the most part, mourners are leaving flowers to pay their respects. Here are some of the most spectacular shots from the royal palaces over the past few days:

Read more: people are removing the plastic from floral tributes to the Queen in Green Park.

Plus: here’s how to see the Queen’s body lying in state in London.

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