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Over the course of more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II has governed as the UK’s head of state. People from all across the country flocked to the Balmoral Castle, where the monarch’s remains are located, as soon as word of her passing spread like wildfire. It is a time of national mourning for the revered Queen Elizabeth by Englishmen.
Prince Charles, the eldest son of the Queen, is now King Charles III.
According to officials at Buckingham Palace, the activities surrounding the Queen’s death and King Charles III’s coronation are known by the codename London Bridge. It has been in the works for a while, and now that the Queen is dead, it is being implemented by authorities.
The following will occur in the next ten days:
Up to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, British residents will observe official national mourning.
The new King, Prince Charles, who will henceforth be known as King Charles III, will confer with other dignitaries, including Prime Minister Liz Truss, to draft a written declaration and a national speech that will be broadcasted on Friday.
The Great Tom, the state bell of St. Paul Cathedral, the Sebastopol Bell, and the tenor bell of Westminster Abbey will all ring in tribute of the Queen. Additionally, gun salutes are expected to start at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland and Hyde Park in London. All flags will fly at half-staff.
The body of Queen Elizabeth II will be brought from Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh, the home of the part monarch.
The new King will address the Privy Council at a meeting, which will be broadcast on television. The Archbishop of Canterbury will also attend the occasion. While the national hymn, “God Save the King,” is being played in the background by the royal band, the prince will be formally installed as the new King while standing on a balcony of St. James’s Palace.
The flags are presently at full staff.
At the St. Giles Cathedral, the royal family will assemble for a liturgy. The Scottish First Minister will meet with King Charles in the meantime. Proclamations honoring the late Queen Elizabeth II will also be presented in other towns and cities.
The train carrying the Queen’s coffin will leave St. Giles Cathedral and travel through much of London overnight. While at Westminster Hall, the new King and his wife, Camilla, will interact with many people and offer their condolences.
The Queen’s coffin will reach London, where it will then be driven by a vehicle to Buckingham Palace. The King will then proceed to consult with people while going between locations and stopping at St. Anne’s Cathedral and Hillsborough Castle.
As the Queen’s corpse arrives at Westminster Hall for a brief halt, millions of people are expected to pay their respects.
A ceremonial procession bringing the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster will be done. The royal family will walk behind the parade, including Prince William, Prince Harry, and their children.
The massive Big Ben will ring throughout the parade, while Hyde Park will occasionally fire cannon salutes in response. The casket will be set in position for five days after it arrives at Westminster Hall, where vigils are anticipated to begin immediately after. It will be well guarded in the resting area.
World leaders are scheduled to arrive close and pay tribute to the Queen’s corpse in Westminster Hall. King Charles III will be seated at Buckingham Palace with the Royal Family.
To discuss issues relating to ruling his new subjects, King Charles III will meet with the Prime Minister.
There will be a formal farewell for the Queen. It is anticipated that international leaders and representatives will attend. All members of the royal family, as well as presidents and prime ministers from many nations and other leaders, would gather in Westminster Abbey to bid the Queen goodbye.
A two-minute national moment of silence will be held when the casket passes by the Grave of the Unknown Warrior and Big Ben. The casket will go through Wellington Arch and Buckingham Palace before winding up in Windsor, the last destination before the Queen is finally rested.
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