Charlie Gard will be buried with his cuddly toy monkeys, his family has said.

The 11-month-old died on Friday (July 28) just a week shy of his first birthday after suffering from a rare genetic condition.

The youngster was at the centre of a legal battle between his parents - who wanted to take their son to the US for experimental treatment - and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) that attracted worldwide attention.

Speaking about Charlie’s funeral, family spokeswoman Alison Smith-Squire told the Sun : “They haven’t finalised any plans yet but they have decided Charlie will be buried with his beloved toy monkeys.”

Charlie beloved monkeys will be buried beside him, his family have revealed

The death of Charlie, who would have celebrated his first birthday on Friday, prompted tributes from all around the world .

His life support treatment was switched off after his parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates lost a protracted legal battle to take their son to the United States for pioneering treatment for Charlie’s mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS).

Connie and Chris had hoped their baby could die at their home in Bedfont but GOSH doctors said it was not practical to provide life-support treatment to Charlie there.

A judge ordered earlier this week that the youngster be moved to a hospice.

Charlie Gard timeline:

August 4 2016

Charlie Gard was born a "perfectly healthy" baby at full term and at a "healthy weight".

September 2016

Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, notice that he is less able to lift his head and support himself than other babies of a similar age.

Doctors discover that he has a rare inherited disease - infantile onset encephalomyopathy mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS).

October 2016

Charlie has become lethargic and his breathing is shallow and he is transferred to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London on October 11.

December 2016

Charlie spends his first Christmas in hospital with his parents putting a festive bib on the youngster and sharing a picture captioned "our little elf".

January 2017

A crowd-funding page is set up to help finance trial therapy in the United States.

March 3 2017

Great Ormond Street bosses ask Mr Justice Francis to rule that life-support treatment should stop.

April 11

Mr Justice Francis says doctors can stop providing life-support treatment after analysing the case at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

May 3

Charlie's parents ask Court of Appeal judges to consider the case.

May 23

Three Court of Appeal judges analyse the case and dismiss the couple's appeal two days later.

June 8

Charlie's parents lose fight in the Supreme Court - his mother screams as justices announce their decision.

June 20

Judges in the European Court of Human Rights start to analyse the case after lawyers representing Charlie's parents make written submissions.

June 27

European court judges refuse to intervene.

A Great Ormond Street spokeswoman says the European Court decision marks "the end" of a "difficult process". She says there will be "no rush" to change Charlie's care and says there will be "careful planning and discussion".

June 29

Charlie's parents say his life-support will be switched off on Friday June 30.

June 30

Charlie's parents say GOSH has agreed to "give us a little bit more time" with Charlie. They ask for privacy "while we prepare to say the final goodbye".

July 2

Pope Francis calls for the couple to be allowed to "accompany and treat their child until the end", saying he has followed the case with "affection and sadness".

Charlie Gard: Vatican children's hospital offers to treat terminally-ill baby

July 3

US President Donald Trump intervenes, tweeting: "If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so."

July 4

Bambino Gesu, the Vatican's children's hospital in Rome, offers to take Charlie in.

July 10

Charlie's parents return to the High Court and ask Mr Justice Francis to carry out a fresh analysis of the case.

Mr Justice Francis says he will consider any new evidence.

July 17

Michio Hirano, the New York neurology professor who offered to treat Charlie, travels to London to examine the little boy, discuss the case with Great Ormond Street doctors and other clinicians and examine fresh scans.

July 21

Lawyer representing Great Ormond Street says new scan makes for "sad reading".

July 22

Great Ormond Street chairwoman Mary MacLeod says doctors and nurses have been subjected to abuse in the street and received thousands of threatening messages in recent weeks.

July 24

Charlie's parents announce their decision to end their legal fight, saying: "We are sorry we could not save you."

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Mr Justice Francis had been scheduled to analyse what his parents said was fresh evidence at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court.

But as the hearing got under way, the family's barrister Grant Armstrong told the judge: "This case is now about time. Sadly time has run out."

July 25

Lawyers representing Charlie's parents and Great Ormond Street Hospital are back in court for a hearing at which the parents' wish to take their son home to die was discussed.

July 26

A High Court judge is expected to decide whether Charlie will be able to leave Great Ormond Street Hospital and die at home.

July 28

Baby Charlie dies at a hospice, in the presence of his devoted parents.

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