TOPSHOT – People gather in front of flowers and tributes placed outside Buckingham Palace in London on September 9, 2022, the day after Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96.
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Royal officials said on Saturday, royal officials said a state funeral for Queen Elizabeth will be held on Monday, September 19, when her son Charles is officially accepted. proclaimed as the new king of Great Britain in a colorful and traditional ceremony.
The 96-year-old monarch’s death after 70 years on the throne set off long-established and well-choreographed plans for days of national mourning and mourning. Elizabeth’s coffin will leave the Scottish estate on Sunday and be carried by hearse through remote highland villages to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, pausing in the six-hour journey for people to pay their respects. .
The coffin will then be flown to London on Tuesday, where it will remain at Buckingham Palace before being taken to Westminster Hall for burial until a funeral at Westminster Abbey at 1000 GMT on the 19th. September.
The death of Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, has spurred a wave of dedication across the globe. Buildings and landmarks in Europe, America and Africa have been lit with the red, white and blue colors of the UK flag.
Charles, 73, immediately succeeded his mother but an Accession Council met at St James’s – the most senior royal palace in Great Britain built for Henry VIII in the 1530s – to claim him is king on Saturday.
The council – formed by Pristine Advisers who served as a centuries-old adviser to the king – included his son and heir William, his wife Camilla and Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, who signed the proclamation. his father joined him.
Six former prime ministers, senior bishops and a host of politicians cried out “Christ the King” as the announcement passed.
“I am acutely aware of this great succession and the heavy duties and responsibilities of the Sovereign that have now passed on to me,” said Charles.
“As I assume these responsibilities, I will strive to follow the inspiring example I have been set for upholding constitutional government and seeking peace, harmony and prosperity among the peoples of the world.” these islands as well as of territories and commonwealths around the world.”
Then, on the Manifesto Gallery, a balcony above the Sixth Court of St James’s Palace, the King of Arms Garter, David White, along with others in yellow and red badge gowns read the Declaration. main, when the trumpet sounds.
Soldiers in traditional scarlet uniforms shouted “hips, hips, hurdles” as White called for three cheers for the king.
Tracking down, a few hundred people were allowed into the court, including small children on their parents’ shoulders, a woman holding flowers and elderly people riding on mobile scooters. Many people have captured the moment on their smartphones.
Charles is the 41st king in its line of descent from the Norman King William the Conqueror, who seized the English throne in 1066. Saturday’s events reflected the proclamations proclaiming the kings. New kings and queens date back hundreds of years.
This was the first televised declaration of a monarch. And for most Britons, this was the first event of their lives because Elizabeth was the only monarch they had ever known. Charles herself was just 3 years old when she became queen in 1952.
Britain has declared a period of mourning until Elizabeth’s national mourning, which will be a public holiday.
Leaders from around the world are expected to arrive in London for the funeral, including US President Joe Biden, who said he would attend on Friday.
Charles’ coronation as king will take place at a later date – and the timing for that is still unclear. There was a 16-month gap between Elizabeth becoming queen and her coronation in 1953.
Elizabeth, the oldest and longest-serving head of state in the world, ascended the throne upon the death of her father King George VI on February 6, 1952, when she was 25 years old.
Over the decades, she witnessed a terrifying change in the social, political and economic structure of her nation. She has won critical acclaim for modernizing the monarchy during her long reign, despite intense media scrutiny and her often-publicized family.
“My grandmother famously said that grief is the price we pay for love,” Prince William, Charles’ eldest son and now heir, said in a statement. “All the sadness we will feel in the coming weeks will be testament to the love we have for our extraordinary queen.”