Scots paid their respects to the Queen at a funeral in Edinburgh. Meanwhile, the royal family’s dress code caused a stir. The news ticker.
- After Queen Elizabeth II ‘s death : King Charles III. is now head of state in 14 countries.
- Royal dress code fuss: Prince Harry ca n’t wear a military uniform.
- The Queen’s body is brought to London: the first mourners are already waiting.
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Update from September 12, 9:05 p.m .: The Queen’s four children took over the wake on Monday evening in St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. King Charles III (73), Princess Anne (72), Prince Andrew (62) and Prince Edward (58) stood on the four sides of the coffin. Meanwhile, numerous Scots said goodbye to the late Queen.
Television images showed people bursting into tears as they walked past the closed coffin, which was draped with the Scottish royal flag. Thousands of people lined up at the cathedral in the evening to say goodbye to the Queen. They had to wait more than two hours. The cathedral is to remain open all night.
Funeral march incident: Prince Andrew is insulted by passers-by
Update from September 12, 8:25 p.m .: As reported by the British Daily Mail , there is said to have been an incident with Prince Andrew during the funeral procession through Edinburgh. Accordingly, a passer-by who watched the move insulted the prince. Videos show the young man yelling, “Andrew, you’re a sick old man.”
The troublemaker was thrown to the ground by the police and a passer-by and taken away. Prince Andrew had to relinquish all military titles and patronage earlier this year. The reason for this was a scandal surrounding his connection to the now deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and allegations of abuse against himself.
Funeral service in Edinburgh: guests sing the Queen’s wedding anthem
Update from September 12, 7:15 p.m .: More details about the funeral service at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh became known. As BBC reports, the mourners are said to have sung the late Queen’s wedding anthem. Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd” was also sung at her marriage to Prince Philip in 1947. It is said that Queen Elizabeth II used to sing the psalm herself in a church in the village of Crathie, Scotland. The church visits the family when they reside at nearby Balmoral Castle.
Queen Elizabeth II’s body is brought to London – the first mourners are already waiting
Update from September 12, 6:25 p.m .: The body of Queen Elizabeth II is to be transferred from Scotland to the British capital London on Tuesday. A plane with the coffin is scheduled to take off from the airport in the Scottish capital Edinburgh at 7:00 p.m. (CEST) and land just under an hour later. Queen’s daughter Princess Anne is also on board. The coffin is then driven to Buckingham Palace, where it will remain overnight.
Two days before Queen Elizabeth II was laid out in public in London, the first visitors had already arrived at the presumed start of the queue. Hundreds of thousands are expected to bid farewell to the Queen. The senior president of the House of Commons, Conservative MP Peter Bottomley, even expects two million people. The mourners should prepare to endure many hours on the kilometer-long waiting line.
Dress code fuss: Prince Harry can’t wear a military uniform
Update from September 12, 5:10 p.m .: King Charles III. and his siblings wear their military uniforms at the funeral service in Edinburgh in honor of the Queen. Prince Andrew is the only one who does not wear a military uniform, as wearing the uniform is only permitted for members of the royal family. Prince Harry will therefore not be allowed to wear a uniform at the funeral.
But while Prince Andrew, according to the British news agency Press Association , is allowed to wear his uniform at least at the planned wake in the British Parliament in Westminster Palace, Prince Harry will not be allowed to do so.
Despite being stripped of his military titles, Prince Andrew will be allowed to wear his uniform as a “special mark of respect” at the vigil. The fact that Prince Harry is not allowed to show the same respect is acknowledged by journalist and friend of Meghan Markle, Omid Scoubie on Twitter as an “undoubtedly heavy blow”. In the morning, the prince shared his grief in a public statement and spoke of the Queen as his “commander in chief”.
Funeral service in Edinburgh: King Charles III. walks next to the Queen’s coffin
Update from September 12, 4:25 p.m .: The funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II is currently taking place at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. The four children of the late Queen follow the coffin into the church – with the new King Charles III leading the way. with his wife Camilla.
Princes William and Harry are also there. What is striking is that unlike William, his father and his uncles, Harry does not wear a uniform. After the church ceremony, the citizens who have gathered in droves in front of the church should also have the opportunity to say goodbye to the Queen at the coffin.
Arrest of a protester in Edinburgh? She allegedly demanded – “Abolish monarchy”
Update from September 12, 3:55 p.m .: The coffin with the body of Queen Elizabeth II was brought to the Scottish capital Edinburgh on Sunday, where it was laid out in St. Giles Cathedral.
There were also isolated protests against the political system monarchy. And apparently a protester was also arrested in Edinburgh. This message is currently being circulated on Twitter using the hashtag #Edinburgh. Among other things, a photo was posted to show the scene of the arrest.
A suspected protester can be seen holding a sign that reads: “F*** Imperialism! Abolish Monarchy!” In German: The monarchy should be abolished because of the earlier imperialism of the United Kingdom. The alleged arrest cannot be independently verified at the moment.
In the 17th and 18th centuries in particular, Britain had colonized a number of countries around the world. Among them were Canada and Australia, for example, but also several Caribbean islands. Immediately after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda declared that the island state wanted to become a republic in the coming years and thus become completely independent of the kingdom.
Update from September 12, 2:55 p.m.: Charles III. is in the constant limelight as the new British king. More and more people are noticing that the heir to the throne has unusually swollen hands – a cause for concern?
Minute of silence for Queen Elizabeth II: the government in London announces the exact plan
Update from September 12, 2:20 p.m .: The government in London has called on people in Great Britain to hold a minute’s silence for the late Queen next Sunday (September 18).
The day before the scheduled state funeral, the public is invited to “come together for a national moment of reflection to mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II,” a government spokesman said Monday. The regent, who died at the age of 96, will be buried in a week’s time at a grand ceremony marking the conclusion of the so-called “Operation London Bridge”.
King Charles III Arrived in Scotland: Followers on the way to the Queen’s coffin
Update from September 12, 1:50 p.m.: Charles III. has arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland. Just under an hour earlier, his plane had taken off from Northolt Air Force Base in north-west London.
The new king is now on his way to Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, which was laid out in St Giles Cathedral. This is located in the middle of the capital of the northernmost part of the United Kingdom.
King Charles III on the way to the Queen’s coffin: New monarch flies from London to Scotland
Update from September 12, 12:48 p.m .: The new King Charles III. is on his way to Scotland. Television pictures showed how a plane with the British monarch and his wife Queen Camilla on board took off from Northolt Air Force Base in north-west London on Monday.
The couple travel to Edinburgh. In the Scottish capital, the king wants to accompany other members of the royal family in a funeral procession in the afternoon to escort the coffin of his mother Queen Elizabeth II from the royal residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, to St. Giles Cathedral. A service is then planned there, as well as a wake in the evening.
“Forever grateful”: In an emotional statement, Harry publicly expresses the death of the Queen for the first time
Update from September 12, 11:30 a.m .: British Prince Harry has acknowledged the late Queen Elizabeth II as a “guiding compass” in his life. He was “forever grateful” to her, she was “sadly missed,” said the 37-year-old on Monday in his first public statement since his grandmother’s death. Harry also vowed to “honour” his father Charles in his new role as king.
Harry and his wife Meghan retired from the front row of the royal family in early 2020 and moved to Meghan’s native California. This had significantly cooled relations with the British royal family. The grief for the grandmother had apparently brought the quarreling Queen’s grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry closer together again, as shown, among other things, by a joint appearance in public on Saturday.
After Queen Elizabeth’s Death: Prince Andrew Adopts Corgi Dogs
Update from September 12, 10:30 a.m .: The world mourns the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. A British Aldi branch now put a commemorative plaque on the bean shelf of all places. A customer shared her discovery on Twitter.
Update from September 12, 10:15 a.m .: Corgi dogs have accompanied the Queen since childhood, and the Queen is said to have had around three dozen in the course of her life. Even recently, the Queen had enjoyed the animals. The Corgis who were orphaned after the death of Queen Elizabeth are said to have a new home. As a spokeswoman for the middle Queen’s son Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah explained on Sunday, the two are taking in the dogs Muick and Sandy.
It was also Andrew who gave the two Corgis as puppies to the Queen. Muick moved into Windsor Castle in spring 2021 with another puppy, Fergus, to cheer up the Queen during the Corona quarantine. Just a few weeks later, Fergus died at the age of five months. As a consolation, Andrew and his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie then gave Sandy to the Queen. Most recently, Prince Andrew, often portrayed in the press as a “favorite son”, had made rather negative headlines. After allegations of sexual abuse of a minor in the United States, he withdrew from the public last year.
Video surfaced: Harry quotes reveal insight into the emotional world of the royals
Update from September 12, 9:25 a.m .: There were moving and, above all, surprising pictures at the weekend: the Queen’s quarreling grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry, mourned together with their wives in public in front of Windsor Castle. A video of the performance has now become public, giving a little insight into the feelings of the royals after the Queen’s death: “It’s a lonely place up there without her now,” said Harry in the clip published by the British Sun on Sunday . “No matter what room she was in, you felt her presence everywhere,” he added.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth – numerous members of the royal family in the procession
Update from September 12, 7:32 a.m .: King Charles III. will lead the funeral procession for the late Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh, Scotland. He will walk right behind the coffin on Monday when it is driven to St. Giles Cathedral and laid out there. This was reported by the British news agency PA. Numerous members of the royal family are said to be present at the procession.
It is still unclear whether the quarreling brothers William and Harry and their wives Kate and Meghan will appear side by side again. The two couples first appeared together again on Saturday and spoke to mourners who had gathered at Windsor Castle.
On Sunday, a hearse brought the coffin with the monarch from her country estate, Balmoral Castle, where the 96-year-old died on Thursday, to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. There he was laid out in the royal residence Palace of Holyroodhouse for around 24 hours. Charles III, his wife Queen Camilla and other royals will later attend a service at the cathedral. A wake is planned for the late evening with the new king and his siblings.
Queen Elizabeth II is dead: up to 12 hours of waiting time – authorities in London expect crowds
Update from September 12, 7:09 a.m .: The authorities in London expect huge crowds to say goodbye to the Queen. Waiting times could be up to 12 hours, The Sun quoted the funeral service logistics officer as saying. The queues could stretch for several kilometers, it said.
The newspaper speculated that the number of mourners could be almost as high as that who bid farewell to Pope John Paul II in Rome in 2005. The body of the late Pope was then laid out in the Apostolic Palace. About a million people queued for hours, singing, crying and praying for a last glimpse of the pontiff.
Westminster Hall is to remain open 24 hours a day for four days. Queen Elizabeth II will be buried in Westminster Abbey next Monday (September 19).
Death of Queen Elizabeth II: tens of thousands line the streets
Update from September 11, 10:15 p.m .: With Anne, Edward and Andrew, three children of the late Queen Elizabeth II accepted the coffin with the body of the Queen Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Charles III, the eldest son and new king, will arrive on Monday and attend the memorial service.
Also in Scotland, which harbors secession ideas under the current government, King Charles III. proclaimed on Sunday. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of citizens lined the streets as the remains were brought from Barmoral Castle to Edinburgh.
Update from September 11, 9:20 p.m .: Two days before her death, Queen Elizabeth II made her last appearance as queen. Your blue hand immediately caused speculation. A doctor even sees it as an indication of the cause of death.
Body in Edinburgh: Scottish citizens can say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II
Update from September 11, 8:15 p.m .: The coffin with the body of Queen Elizabeth II arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Sunday. The convoy had previously covered the so-called Royal Mile from Barmoral Castle to the Scottish capital in more than six hours at walking pace.
On Monday we continue to nearby St Giles Cathedral where a service will be held. And where the coffin will lie for 24 hours so the people of Edinburgh can say goodbye to their Queen. According to the plan, the coffin should be transported to London on Wednesday.
Update from September 11, 7.50 p.m .: The coffin with the body of Queen Elizabeth II was brought to Edinburgh this Sunday from the royal summer residence Balmoral Castle. The convoy with the hearse had already reached the coastal city of Dundee in the afternoon and arrived in the Scottish capital shortly before 6 p.m.
In Edinburgh, residents will have the opportunity to say goodbye to the monarch at the coffin at the beginning of the week before it is transported to London on Wednesday.
Charles III proclaimed king in Scotland: proclamations also in Wales and Northern Ireland
Update from September 11, 7:40 p.m.: Charles III. was also proclaimed king in Scotland this Sunday after being proclaimed king in London, England, on Saturday.
The so-called Lord Lyon Kings of Arms read the proclamation to the Scottish people in Edinburgh. He declared, “God save the king.” Several gun salutes followed. The regional proclamations of Queen Elizabeth II’s successor were also held in Cardiff, Wales, and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II: the Caribbean island nation wants to become independent – there is a risk of trouble with London
First report from September 11: Munich/London/Edinburgh – The sandy beaches are heavenly fine and white, the sea water is picturesque azure. Antigua and Barbuda is a popular vacation destination in the Caribbean. And the island nation, with a population of just under 100,000, is one of 14 Commonwealth countries where Queen Elizabeth II was head of state. According to its head of government, Antigua and Barbuda now wants to become independent after the death of the queen.
Already during a visit by Edward, Earl of Wessex – Elizabeth’s youngest son and brother of the new King Charles III. – and his wife Sophie on April 26, Prime Minister Gaston Browne declared that while Queen Elizabeth II was the head of state, the people wanted the country to one day become a republic. He also called for “compensatory justice” for the “atrocities that happened during colonialism and slavery” in the past.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II: King Charles III. is now head of state in 14 countries
King Charles III was confirmed as the new head of state in a ceremony in the capital St. John’s on Saturday. But shortly afterwards Prime Minister Browne told British broadcaster ITV that he wanted to hold a referendum within three years.
Barbuda had already come into British possession in 1628, and a few years later Antigua was colonized by British settlers. In 1784 Great Britain had built a naval base on the archipelago.
Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean: The island state now wants independence from the British royal family
In 1956 Antigua and Barbuda received the status of an independent colony from the British royal family. In 1981 the island finally gained its independence, but remained part of the British Commonwealth. “This has nothing to do with disrespect for the monarch,” Browne said. “It is the final step in completing the circle of independence and becoming a truly sovereign nation.” So far, London has resisted that wish. Is there trouble now? By 2021, the island nation of Barbados further south in the Caribbean had already become a republic.
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