- Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin to remain in Edinburgh until Tuesday
- Prime Minister Liz Truss accompanies King Charles on UK memorial tour
- German President Reportedly Attends Queen’s Funeral
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German president to attend Queen’s funeral: report
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London, German news agency DPA reports.
Hundreds of current and past heads of state, heads of government and members of royal families across Europe will also attend the funeral.
US President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are among the leaders attending the funeral on September 19.
The Queen’s coffin arrives in Edinburgh
The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse. Residence in the Scottish Capital Edinburgh after a 6 hour trip from Balmoral Castle.
Hundreds of people gathered in the streets of Edinburgh to catch a glimpse of the funeral procession.
People applauded and threw flowers to show their respect.
The Queen’s coffin was greeted by a military honor guard at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where soldiers of the Royal Scottish Regiment removed the coffin to the palace’s throne room.
The coffin rests overnight in the throne room and is taken to St Giles’ Cathedral for the people of Scotland to pay their respects.
The trip from Balmoral was the first in a chain of events leading up to his state funeral at Westminster Abbey in London on 19 September.
Prince William honored to be new Prince of Wales: statement
Prince William said he was honored to be chosen as the new Prince of Wales during a meeting with Welsh’s first minister, Mark Drakeford, Kensington Palace said in a statement on Sunday. .
William was given a title that his father had held for over 50 years after the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
“The Prince acknowledges his and the Princess’ deep love for Wales by building his first family home at Anglesey, including during the early months of Prince George’s life.”
“They want to do their part to support the aspirations of the Welsh people and shine a spotlight on both the challenges and opportunities before them,” the statement added.
Queen’s coffin arrives in Aberdeen
Thousands of mourners lined the streets as a hearse carrying a coffin bearing the flag of Queen Elizabeth II arrived in the city of Aberdeen.
Earlier, on the way from Balmoral Castle to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, the hearse passed Ballater, Aboyne and Banchory.
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said, “As she [Queen Elizabeth II] Travel to Edinburgh, Scotland to pay tribute to an extraordinary woman.
Declaration ceremonies held across the UK
Charles III was officially proclaimed King of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland following a similar ceremony in London the day before.
Previously, proclamations were made in other parts of the Commonwealth (a group of former British Empire colonies) including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Gibraltar.
Charles III is the King and Head of State of 14 territories, not only of Great Britain, but also of Australia, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. “
The Queen’s final journey begins
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin began the six-hour journey from Balmoral Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Six gamekeepers from the Royal Summer Retreat carried her coffin to the hearse. The hearse now drives her 280 kilometers (175 miles) through Scotland to Edinburgh.
Crowds line the road to bid farewell to the deceased monarch.
Oak’s coffin will spend two days at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where it will be airlifted to the capital on Tuesday after the people pay their respects.
Newspapers speculate about ‘Fab Four’ reunion
Newspapers across the UK have theorized that Queen Elizabeth II’s death will lead to a reconciliation between her grandchildren, estranged Princes William and Harry, and wives Kate and Meghan.
The four, once known as the “Fab Four,” worked together to research the flowers and tributes left by the Queen, and what inspired Harry to quit royal life and move to the United States with his wife, Meghan Markle, in early 2020. Speculation arose that the cracks that had caused it had healed.
Earlier, King Charles III spoke of his love for his son Harry and daughter-in-law in his first speech, which was largely interpreted as the olive branch of reconciliation.
Newspapers flew pictures of the royal family.of Telegraph It ran with the headline “Sorrowful Reunion”, daily mirror“Reunion for grandma” is read aloud, sands The headline is “All 4 One”.
at the same time, Sunday Telegraph “There’s no doubt that appearing together will begin a healing process for a once inseparable brother, but there’s no denying that the road to peace is not without potential holes.”
Journey to the Queen’s Resting Place
The oak coffin, which rested in the ballroom of Balmoral Castle in Scotland after the death of the late Queen Elizabeth, will be transported to Edinburgh on Sunday.
There, it will be laid to rest at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British monarch in the Scottish capital.
On Monday, the coffin will be carried along the Royal Mile to St Giles’ Cathedral, where a service will be held.King Charles and Lady Camilla will attend the service.
Mourners are given the opportunity to pay their respects to the Queen, where the late monarch rests.
The Queen’s body is then flown to London, taken to Buckingham Palace, taken to the Houses of Parliament, and laid to rest in historic Westminster Hall.
On Saturday, royal officials announced that the Queen’s state funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19.
Officials expect more than one million people to attend to pay their respects before a televised funeral at Westminster Abbey opposite.
UK Prime Minister visits country with King
British Prime Minister Liz Truss will accompany Prince Charles as he attends events marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales next week, her spokesman said.
“It’s not a requirement,” a Truss spokesman told reporters on Saturday. I have.”
She was also present when Charles, 73, was officially proclaimed Britain’s new King in a colorful ceremony.
The first stop on their tour is Edinburgh, where the new king will attend a service and attend a memorial service for the late queen.
They then head to Northern Ireland, where he meets with the Northern Irish party leader and receives a message of condolences from the devolved Speaker of Parliament.
The King will meet all of Northern Ireland’s major religious leaders and attend services at St Anne’s Cathedral before returning to London.
Charles and his wife Camilla also travel to Wales to pay their condolences at the Welsh Parliament and attend services at Cardiff’s Llandaff Cathedral.
what happens to the money?
Queen Elizabeth is the first monarch to appear on British banknotes.
Her portrait in money will likely be replaced by that of King Charles, but that won’t be the case any time soon.
The Bank of England said that “current banknotes depicting Her Majesty’s image will continue to be legal tender.”
“Existing Bank of England notes will be issued after the period of mourning has passed,” it said.
The Royal Mint, the official maker of British coins, has said that all coins bearing her portrait “are in circulation as legal tender”, with details to be announced at a later date.
With 4.7 billion British banknotes worth £82 billion ($95 billion, €94 billion) in circulation and around 29 billion coins in circulation, British currency bearing the Queen’s image is likely It will circulate for years.
“Instead of all current coins and banknotes being handed over, the process will be gradual, and many of the coins featuring portraits of Queen Elizabeth II will remain in circulation for years to come. Sho.British coin research site.
The September 10 update can be found here.
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