PHOTOS | Over 50 000 cards have been sent to King Charles following queen's death

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People around the world are still mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The British monarch died on 8 September of old age, her birth certificate later revealed, after which King Charles III ascended the throne.

Paddington bear stuffed toys and the character's favourite snack, marmalade sandwiches – a nod to a video created for the queen's jubilee marking her 70 years on the throne in June – were left all over the UK as mourners said goodbye to their queen.

Further, Buckingham Palace reveals some 50 000 cards and letters have been sent to King Charles, with people saying their final farewell.

"A small but dedicated Correspondence Team are carefully sorting, reading and responding to the messages as they arrive," the royal family shared, with photos of the letters.

As the mourning period concluded in the UK, members of the firm returned to royal duties over the past week.

King Charles will host the first state visit of his reign in November when he welcomes South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa.  

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