Queen Elizabeth II has been the monarch of the United Kingdom for more than 70 years. The announcement of the monarch’s demise spread like wildfire, with massive crowds gathering in front of Balmoral Castle, where her remains were located. It was a day of national sorrow for Englishmen who held Queen Elizabeth in high respect.
As the Queen’s eldest son, Prince Charles assumed the throne as King Charles III.
Buckingham Palace officials adopt the codename London Bridge to refer to the activities, which include the Queen’s burial and King Charles III’s coronation. It has taken years to develop and is now being enforced by officials now that the Queen has died.
In the next ten days, the following will occur:
Official national mourning for British citizens will continue until Queen Elizabeth II’s interment.
Prince Charles takes over as the next King and is now known as King Charles III. The new King will meet with other senior officers, including Prime Minister Liz Truss, to prepare a written declaration and a national message, which will be broadcast live on Friday.
The tenor bell of Westminster Abbey, the Great Tom, the state bell of St. Paul Cathedral, and the Sebastopol Bell will ring in commemoration of the Queen. Furthermore, gun salutes are set to begin at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland and Hyde Park in London. Flags will be flown at half-mast.
The remains of Queen Elizabeth II will be transported from Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh, where she formerly inhabited.
The new King will address the Privy Council before delivering his broadcast speech. The Archbishop of Canterbury will also attend the occasion. The King will be proclaimed as the new ruler while standing on a balcony in St. James’s Palace, and the royal band will play the national anthem, “God Save the King.”
At this time, all flags are flying at full staff.
The royal family will gather at St. Giles Cathedral for a liturgy. Meanwhile, King Charles will meet with Scotland’s First Minister. Other towns and localities will issue proclamations in memory of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen’s coffin will be transported slowly by rail from St. Giles Cathedral and travel across most of London overnight. While the new King and his wife, Camilla, will be at Westminster Hall, interacting with those who are grieving and offering their sympathies.
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The Queen’s casket will arrive in London, where it will be driven to Buckingham Palace. Following that, the King will go from one location to another to consult with people, including stops at Hillsborough Castle and St. Anne’s Cathedral.
Millions of people are expected to pay their respects to the Queen’s dead body when it arrives at Westminster Hall for a brief stopover.
The Queen’s coffin is transported in a symbolic procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster. The royal family, which include Prince Harry and Prince William, and their children, will walk behind the parade.
Throughout the parade, the massive Big Ben will be rung, accompanied by occasional cannon salutes fired in Hyde Park. When the casket arrives in Westminster Hall, it will be put in position for five days, during which time vigils are likely to take place. The coffin will be well-protected.
World leaders are scheduled to converge in the area and pay their respects to the Queen’s remains in Westminster Hall. At Buckingham Palace, the Royal Family will also meet with King Charles III.
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In order to discuss issues relevant to ruling his new subjects, King Charles III will visit the Prime Minister.
The Queen will be granted a formal farewell. International luminaries and authorities are anticipated to attend. All members of the royal family, presidents and national leaders from many nations, and other leaders would gather in Westminster Abbey to bid the Queen goodbye.
The casket will pass through the Grave of the Unknown Warrior and Big Ben, where there will be a 2-minute national silence. The casket will subsequently be transported to Buckingham Palace, Wellington Arch, and finally to Windsor, the Queen’s final destination.
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