Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday evening. The world mourns Charles is the new king. The news ticker.
- Queen Elizabeth II is dead
- Approximate time of death known: Prime Minister Truss informed two hours before public.
- Queen died in the presence of her eldest children, Charles and Anne: William, Andrew, Edward and Harry were late.
- Silent farewell to Harry and Meghan on the website of their Archewell foundation.
Update from September 9, 11:47 a.m .: Unlike usual, there will be no classic books of condolence after the death of the Queen. Instead, mourners around the world can sign an online book of condolences set up on the Royal Family’s official website (www.royal.uk).
This was the first time it was used after the death of Prince Philips in April 2021, when it was not possible to lay out proper books of condolence due to the corona pandemic.
Update from September 9, 11:13 a.m .: The Queen’s body should first be laid out in Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Herald reports. The coffin is then taken to St. Giles Cathedral. From there, Waverley train station in Edinburgh finally takes the train to London. He is scheduled to arrive at Buckingham Palace on Saturday.
Death of Queen Elizabeth II: Charles III. defines the period of mourning for the royal family
Update from September 9, 10:49 a.m .: After Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, the royal family should mourn for seven more days. This time put the new King Charles III. Celebration. According to the palace, the flags at the royal castles should also fly at half-staff during this period, with the exception of the royal standard when the king is present.
The late monarch could be buried on September 19. However, this has not yet been confirmed by the palace. The burial is usually scheduled to take place ten days after the death. September 19 would be the eleventh day.
Only Charles and Anne apparently experienced the Queen’s last breath
Update from September 9, 10:14 a.m .: When the Queen was dying, numerous members of the royal family were on their way to her. But only two people were there when she closed her eyes forever.
At the moment of death, only the two oldest children, Charles and Anne, were with Queen Elizabeth II. This is reported by the Daily Mail . Accordingly, the two were already in Scotland on Thursday and therefore only had a short way.
Other family members were on their way to Balmoral but didn’t manage to say goodbye to the Queen. In addition to Prince Harry, who no longer made it to his grandmother’s bed, Andrew, Edward and William were also late.
Approximate time of death known: Queen Elizabeth II died around 4:30 p.m
Update from September 9, 10:03 a.m .: The news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death was sent to the public at 7:32 p.m. (CEST). By then, however, she had long since passed away. Two hours earlier, Liz Truss was briefed during a session of the House of Commons. Downing Street has now confirmed that Truss was directly informed of the Queen’s death at 4:30 p.m. local time (corresponds to 5:30 p.m. German time), which is said to have happened shortly afterwards. Officially, the news of the death was announced by the palace on September 8 at 7:32 p.m. (CEST). The 96-year-old died in the presence of her family and her medical team.
Gun salute and bell ringing for the Queen
Update from September 9th, 9.47 a.m .: In Great Britain and especially London there will be many official expressions of mourning on Friday in honor of the late Queen. For example, at Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Windsor Castle, where the Queen most recently lived, the bells should ring around noon.
Subsequently, at 2 p.m. CEST, 96 cannon shots are planned in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London. Parliament will commemorate the late head of state. In the early evening, the previous heir to the throne and new King Charles III. address the nation, followed by a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Queen Elizabeth II dead: three days of national mourning in Brazil – “Was a queen for all of us”
Update from September 9, 8:16 a.m .: After the death of the Queen, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ordered a three-day state mourning. His government ordered that, Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter on Thursday (local time).
All Brazilian people are called to honor Queen Elizabeth II on this sad day for the world. She was not only Queen of the Britons, “but was a Queen for all of us”. He described the Queen as an extraordinary and unique woman whose leadership, humility and love for her country “will inspire us and the whole world until the end of time”.
The Brazilian government also expressed its condolences. During her more than 70-year reign, the monarch was a “symbol of leadership and stability for the country and the world,” the State Department said in a statement. “Your visit in 1968 is remembered by the Brazilian government and people as a milestone in the friendship between Brazil and the United Kingdom.”
Among other things, Queen Elizabeth II inaugurated the headquarters of the “Museu de Arte de São Paulo” (MASP) on the central Avenida Paulista and met football legend Pelé at a friendly match in the famous Maracana Stadium.
After the Queen’s death: Silent message from Harry and Meghan
Update from September 9, 6:25 a.m.: Most people will wake up today for the first time in a world without the Queen. The shock and grief for the deceased monarch are still great. The Queen’s family rushed to Balmoral Castle on Thursday 8 September to bid farewell to Elizabeth II. Prince Harry was late, however. And alone, without Meghan. But the two have now also publicly said goodbye to the Queen with a silent message.
The couple run a charitable trust, Archewell. The foundation’s website had Harry replaced with a tribute to his late grandmother.
It reads in plain white lettering on a black background: “In loving memory of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022”.
Update from September 8, 11:15 p.m .: Germany’s politicians mourn Queen Elizabeth II with Great Britain. CSU boss Markus Söder and Chancellor Olaf Scholz become emotional, and German football also expresses condolences. An overview.
A country in mourning: people commemorate the late Queen Elizabeth II
Update from September 8, 10:08 p.m .: Balmoral Castle is now a place of mourning. Many people express their grief in front of the country estate where Queen Elizabeth II has now died. The British police initially set up barriers there, but these have since been removed. Citizens should be able to lay flowers, as the British news agency PA reported on Thursday. Despite the rain, more and more people are gathering in front of Buckingham Palace to commemorate their queen.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II: William and Kate also get new titles
Update from September 8, 9:53 p.m .: After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her grandson William (40) and his wife Kate (40) received new titles. They are now called the “Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge,” Kensington Palace confirmed on Thursday. As the eldest son of Charles, William received the title Duke of Cornwall. If William also gets the title ‘Prince of Wales’ as expected, Kate will become ‘Princess of Wales’, the British news agency PA explains. Diana last wore this title. Charles means King Charles III.
Prince Harry is late: he couldn’t say goodbye
Update from September 8, 9:16 p.m .: As reported by the British Mirror and DailyMail , among others, Prince Harry, unlike the rest of the family, unfortunately did not arrive at Balmoral Castle in time for his grandmother’s death. Photos show the Duke of Sussex wearing a black suit and tie in the back seat of a carriage that was supposed to take him to the royal estate.
King Charles III: Queen’s son’s royal name official
Update from September 8th, 9 p.m.: After the death of the Queen, a sophisticated secret plan is now in place. Under the code word “London Bridge is down”, precise planning of steps begins as to how to proceed.
Among other things, the plan provides for a special body, the Accession Council, to meet the morning after the Queen’s death and declare heir apparent Prince Charles as the new king. The Queen’s eldest son has announced that he will take the name Charles III as King. will lead.
Queen Elizabeth II dead: condolences from the White House, European politicians and Elton John
Update from September 8, 8:36 p.m .: More and more condolences are coming in, especially from politicians and companions of Queen Elizabeth II.
The White House, among others, has expressed its deep sympathy for the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the Queen’s family members (and) the people of the United Kingdom,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday night, just minutes after announcing the 96-year-old monarch’s death. Former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama also expressed their sorrow and thanks.
European politicians also paid tribute to the late British Queen Elizabeth II. French President Emmanuel Macron published the following words on Twitter: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II embodied the continuity and unity of the British nation for 70 years.”
EU Council President Charles Michel wrote: “Our thoughts are with the royal family and everyone who mourns Queen Elizabeth II, in the United Kingdom and worldwide.” She was called “the steadfast one” and made the importance clear with her commitment have enduring values in the modern world, he added.
NATO boss Jens Stoltenberg also expressed his “deep condolences” to the royal family, the United Kingdom, Canada and the entire Commonwealth. “For more than 70 years she represented a selfless leadership style,” he wrote on Twitter.
In addition to politicians, the British musician Elton John (75) also commemorated the British Queen Elizabeth II. He was “deeply sad”. “Queen Elizabeth was a big part of my life from childhood to now and I will miss her dearly,” the musician wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “She had an inspiring presence, guiding the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, grace and a genuine compassionate warmth.”
Pinz Charles now king: He mourns the loss of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.
Update from September 8, 8:13 p.m .: Now there is a first statement from the new King Charles. The Queen’s eldest son has announced that he will take the name Charles III as King. will lead.
The statement read: “A statement from His Majesty the King at the time of the Queen’s death.” The Queen’s son pays tribute to his late mother. “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of profound sadness for me and all members of my family. We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished Sovereign and much loved Mother. I know their loss will be felt deeply across the land, in the Empire and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. During this time of sorrow and change, my family and I are comforted and strengthened by knowing the Queen’s respect and deep affection.”
Died in the presence of her family: Queen Elizabeth II is dead
Update from September 8, 7:33 p.m .: The British Queen Elizabeth II is dead. She died on Thursday at the age of 96 at her country estate, Balmoral Castle in Scotland, as the palace announced. She reigned on the British throne for 70 years, and there is great sadness. You can find an obituary here.
“The Queen died peacefully on Balmoral this afternoon. The king and queen consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow,” the palace said in a statement.
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State of health of Queen Elizabeth II: Politicians send good wishes
Update from September 8, 7:28 p.m .: In Germany, too, the first politicians are sending good wishes to the Queen. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said during a visit to Rotterdam: “My thoughts and prayers are with her”. The Queen represents “the whole history of Europe, which is our common home” – together “with our British friends”. And further: “She has given us all stability and trust over the years,” von der Leyen praised the British Queen. “She showed a lot of courage. In my eyes, she is a legend. ”The AFP news agency reports.
Update from September 8, 6:49 p.m .: From America there are first wishes for the Queen: According to the White House, US President Joe Biden and his wife are thinking about Elizabeth II. “The President was of course informed this morning and will be kept up to date with UK news throughout the day. His thoughts and those of the First Lady are with the Queen and her family today,” National Security Council communications director John Kirby said in Washington on Thursday. In a video conference with allies, the US President told the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss that he and his wife were thinking deeply of the Queen, her family and the people of the United Kingdom.
Queen Elizabeth II ill: Family members arrive at Balmoral Castle
Update from September 8, 6:26 p.m .: As shown on British television, William, Andrew, Edward and Sophie are now entering Balmoral Castle and have arrived at the Queen. Charles, Camilla and Anne are already there, Harry is still expected.
Update from September 8th, 5:55 p.m .: It is now clear: Prince Harry will travel alone to his grandmother. Meghan Markle remains in London, but will not attend the planned WellChild event.
Update from September 8, 5:44 p.m .: Security forces have already set up metal barriers around Balmoral Castle. Concerned about their queen, more and more people are now gathering at Buckingham Palace in London, at the Queen’s residence in Windsor and in front of the summer residence of Balmoral in Scotland. This is reported by the British news agency PA. Some tourists even burst into tears, the BBC reported.
William, Andrew, Edward and Sophie have landed – Harry is traveling separately
Update from September 8, 5:14 p.m .: Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex have just landed at Aberdeen Airport in Scotland, as announced by ITV NEWS Royal reporter Chris Ship via Twitter. With a photo he shows the landed plane that Prince William is leaving. It is only about an hour from the airport to the Queen’s country home. He also released that Prince Harry will arrive separately.
Heir to the throne Charles, his wife Camilla and the Queen’s daughter Princess Anne have already arrived at Balmoral Castle.
Update from September 8, 4:28 p.m .: One person is not listed in the series of family members arriving: Duchess Kate. She remains in Windsor looking after the couple’s three children, who started their first day at the new school on Thursday, Britain’s PA news agency reported.
Program change at BBC and RTL – BBC presenters change into black suits
Update from September 8, 4:14 p.m .: With regard to the Queen’s health, all BBC presenters changed to black suits, the British broadcaster’s program was changed and has been reporting on the Queen’s health ever since. The broadcaster’s royal expert, Nicholas Witchell, said: “The fact that the palace felt compelled to release a statement and the fact that the family is traveling to her says it all,” Nicholas Witchell writes for the British radio stations.
There are also first program changes in Germany: On Thursday evening from 8:15 p.m., the RTL broadcaster will be showing a special news program with Peter Kloeppel entitled “Concern about the Queen”. A special with increasing prices was originally planned. RTL presenter Frauke Ludowig should also report from London in the evening.
Constitutional lawyer Craig Prescott is calling for a change in the law to enable Queen representatives because of the explosive situation
Update September 8, 4:00 p.m .: In view of the Queen’s dwindling powers, constitutional lawyer Craig Prescott, who teaches at the university in the Welsh town of Bangor, sees the time to revise the royal rules. Currently only the Queen can regulate the most important tasks, there is no representation, for example the appointment of a new head of government or the dissolution of parliament.
The group of people who can act as a substitute is limited. According to the current status, two of only four Counselors of State have to step in for the Queen. According to the current rules, these are heirs to the throne Prince Charles (73), Prince William (40) and Prince Andrew and Prince Harry (37), but Harry and Andrew are no longer an option.
Towards the dpa, Prescott therefore calls for a change in the law in the event that both Charles and William are abroad and, for example, a law has to be passed quickly. According to the constitutional lawyer, it would be conceivable, for example, to include Princess Anne and other royals in the circle of Counselors of State.
Royal Family gathers around Queen Elizabeth II – Harry and Meghan also arrive
Update from September 8, 3:12 p.m .: The royal family gathers in Balmoral to assist Queen Elizabeth II. After Charles, Camilla and William have already traveled to Scotland, according to a spokesman for the couple, Prince Harry (37) and Meghan Markle (41) have now also taken the flight to the north of Great Britain. There they will also meet Prince Andrew (62), Prince Edward (58) and his wife Countess Sophie (57), who also want to be at the side of the monarch. The royal couple Sussex arrived in England a few days ago, having canceled their scheduled appearance at the WellChild Awards in London tonight following the worrying news about the Queen.
‘Under medical supervision’: Concerns about Queen Elizabeth II’s health
Update from September 8th, 2:15 p.m .: The British royal family has not yet been granted a sigh of relief. The palace has now confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II, 96, remains under the care of her doctors: “Following a further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and [they] have recommended that she take to remain under medical supervision.” The 96-year-old continues to feel well and is in Balmoral.
Heir to the throne Charles (73), wife Camilla (75) and Prince William (40) have already traveled to Scotland, as Clarence House and Kensington Palace confirmed to “Mirror”. Recently appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss (47), who visited the Queen at Balmoral Castle earlier this week, also spoke out on Twitter and expressed her condolences to the Royal Family. “The whole country will be deeply affected by the news from Buckingham Palace this afternoon. My thoughts – and the thoughts of the people of our UK – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time,” Truss shared with her followers.
Queen Elizabeth II: Doctors are worried about their health – you can find all the latest news here
First report from September 8, 1:08 p.m.: Balmoral – Queen Elizabeth II has been going north in the summer for decades. The regent spends her traditional summer break at Balmoral Castle, which was even the scene of a royal premiere this year. For the first time, the Queen welcomed Britain’s new head of government in Scotland – a meeting that left its mark on the 96-year-old.
With a big smile on her lips, Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Prime Minister Liz Truss to the traditional “kissing the hands” ceremony that sealed the transfer of power. The successor to Boris Johnson (58) had traveled to Aberdeenshire and thus saved the monarch a long and arduous journey to London.
In recent months, the Queen has repeatedly struggled with mobility problems, and she also had to rely on her walking stick for her appointment with Truss. A meeting with the British Privy Council was supposed to follow just one day after the Prime Minister’s royal appointment, but the virtual meeting had to be postponed. “Her Majesty took the doctors’ advice this afternoon to rest,” the palace announced on Wednesday evening (September 8).
One appointment cancellation after the other: concerns about Queen Elizabeth II do not stop
The royal family did not want to provide any further information on the health of the queen. According to the doctors, a hospital stay is not necessary, reports “PA Media”. The regent had already canceled the public welcoming ceremony at Balmoral Castle in August, and she also canceled her participation in the Braemar Gathering Highland Games on September 3rd.
Queen Elizabeth II will probably stay in Scotland until the beginning of October, so she will miss the visit of grandson Harry (37) and his wife Meghan (41) to England. Other members of the royal family also seem to have to do without a reunion. Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage in Windsor and William (40) and Kate’s (40) new home are only a short distance apart, but the two couples should avoid each other. Sources used: pa.media, instagram.com/theroyalfamily, mirror.co.uk; dpa; afp; dwdl.de; BBC; Twitter