The Times marks the moment with a striking photo of the Queen from her coronation in 1953, alongside the words: "A life in service." The paper's back page carries a quotation from her Christmas broadcast in 1957, the first to be televised: "I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else: I can give you my heart and my devotion to all these old islands, and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations."

"Our hearts are broken," says the Daily Mail with a portrait of the Queen from 1952, while she was Princess Elizabeth. "How to find the words?" the paper's columnist Sarah Vine asks. "Our grief is a hundred different emotions, all of them hard to grasp."

Several papers, including the Guardian, opt for a picture of the Queen from the start of her reign. The powerful portrait, captured by Sir Cecil Beaton, shows the Queen wearing her crown and carrying her sceptre at her coronation.

Many papers, including the Sun, pick the same black and white portrait of the Queen in her later years with a thoughtful, soft smile. "The Sun and our readers loved you," the paper says. "We are proud you were our Queen."

The i also uses a photo from the coronation, as it says the country will now enter 10 days of mourning for the longest-reigning sovereign.

With an entirely monochrome front page, the Daily Express says: "Our beloved Queen is dead." The paper says the world is mourning "the loss of a truly great and inspirational monarch".

The Mirror chooses a more recent photo of the Queen, showing her famous profile. The paper decides against a headline, instead simply saying: "Thank you."