Gun salutes will be fired around the UK and overseas to mark the death of the Queen – including in York.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the Death Gun Salute will be fired at 1pm in London and at saluting stations including York.
One round will be fired every 10 seconds, with 96 rounds representing one round for every year of the Queen’s life.
The gun salute always takes place in Museum Gardens in York.
Gun salutes are customarily fired, both on land and at sea, as a sign of respect or welcome.
Nowadays gun salutes mark special occasions on certain days of the year, many of them with royal associations.
Gun salutes occur on royal anniversaries including Accession Day, the Queen’s birthday, Coronation Day, the Queen’s official birthday, the state opening of Parliament, royal births and when a visiting head of state meets the Queen in London, Windsor or Edinburgh.
The MoD said the tradition of gun salutes routinely being fired throughout the country to mark significant national events dates back centuries, and there are historical records of salutes taking place as early as the 14th century when guns and ammunition began to be adopted widely.
Similar gun salutes were fired to mark the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 and Winston Churchill in 1965.