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Mourning after the death of the Queen: King Charles III is head of state

Created: 09/12/2022, 08:00 a.m

Queen Elizabeth died at the age of 96 at her Balmoral country estate, where she was being cared for by a medical team. Her successor will be King Charles III.

Update from Monday, September 12, 8:00 a.m .: Celebrations in honor of the late Queen Elizabeth II will continue in Great Britain on Monday. After a visit to Parliament in London, the new king, Charles III, and his wife Camilla fly to Scotland. There the coffin with the mortal remains of the Queen is brought in a procession through the capital Edinburgh to St. Giles Cathedral and laid out. The king and members of his family plan to hold a vigil there for the deceased.

Sargträger tragen den mit der königlichen Standarte von Schottland drapierten Sarg von Königin Elizabeth II. bei seiner Ankunft in Holyroodhouse, Schottland.
Pallbearers carry Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland on his arrival at Holyroodhouse, Scotland. © Alkis Konstantinidis/dpa

After Queen’s death: Elizabeth II’s coffin arrived in Edinburgh

+++ 6.30 p.m .: The hearse with the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in the Scottish capital Edinburgh. After a several-hour drive from their country home of Balmoral in the Scottish Highlands, the convoy arrived at the Royal Residence Palace of Holyroodhouse on Sunday afternoon, where it was greeted by a guard of honour. Her daughter Princess Anne had accompanied the coffin in another car, and the Queen’s sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were there on arrival. The coffin was to be left in the palace overnight before being taken in a procession to St Giles Cathedral on Monday.

The hearse was accompanied by other vehicles and motorcycles on its journey, which included the cities of Aberdeen and Dundee. Thousands of people lined the route to get a glimpse of the coffin through the hearse’s windows. This was covered with the royal standard for Scotland and flowers.

Update from Sunday, September 11, 12:08 p.m .: The coffin with the remains of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday (September 8), left Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sunday (September 11). A column of seven vehicles passed the gate of the royal family’s country home shortly after 11 a.m. (CEST). In one of the carriages was the oak coffin draped in the royal standard of Scotland.

The remains of the British monarch will be transported to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, in a six-hour drive. On Monday, the coffin will be taken in a procession through the Scottish capital to St Giles Cathedral, where a funeral service will be held with the royal family.

On Tuesday, the coffin will be flown to London, where it will be publicly laid out in Westminster Hall for four days from Wednesday. The state funeral service will take place on September 19 at London’s Westminster Abbey. Heads of state and government as well as representatives of royal houses from all over the world are expected. The Queen will then be buried at Windsor Castle with her immediate family.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II: when Charles will be proclaimed king

Update from Saturday, September 10th, 8:35 a.m .: After the death of the Queen, Charles III. caused a surprise in his speech to the nation on Friday (September 9th): heir to the throne William and his wife Kate were given new titles. They are now the Prince and Princess of Wales. Kate was previously a duchess, with the title “Princess of Wales” the 40-year-old will carry a title that Princess Diana had recently used actively during her marriage to Charles. The PA news agency quoted an inside royal source as saying that Kate is aware of the history of the title but wants to look to the future and “go her own way”.

The way Charles spoke was also unusual. Queen Elizabeth II’s son got uncharacteristically personal as he ended by addressing his late mother, thanking his “dear mama” for “your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you serve.” have served so diligently over the years.”

After the death of the Queen: Charles will be formally proclaimed King on Saturday

Charles III will be formally proclaimed monarch this Saturday. According to tradition, a special body, the Accession Council, will meet in the morning (11.00 a.m. CEST) at London’s St. James’s Palace. After the new king has sworn a sacred oath before the council, the proclamation will be read from the palace balcony by the senior herald, the Garter King of Arms (12:00 GMT).

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II: Charles III. leaves Balmoral Castle – how to proceed

+++ 1:42 p.m .: After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, all football games in England for the coming weekend have been canceled. The Premier League and English Football League announced on Friday that matches scheduled for September 9-12 have been postponed. “In honor of her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League round of play, including Monday night’s game, is postponed,” it said in a statement.

The Premier League and all its clubs would like to recognize Her Majesty’s long and steadfast service to the country, said Premier League boss Richard Masters. “As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves an incredible legacy after a lifetime of dedication,” he said. The league association wants to decide promptly how the other games will be dealt with during the period of mourning. At the same time, the EFL, which is responsible for the three leagues below the Premier League, has also postponed all games in the lower leagues planned for the coming weekend.

+++ 1.31 p.m .: The new British King Charles III. is en route from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to London. The 73-year-old was driving in a convoy of vehicles with his wife Camilla towards Aberdeen Airport, AFP reporters told AFP outside the royal residence. The two had spent the night at Balmoral Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday aged 96.

In the evening, the king will address his subjects in a televised speech. A first audience with Prime Minister Liz Truss is planned beforehand. A government spokesman said on Friday that the entire cabinet was “united” behind the king.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II – Scholz expresses himself

+++ 12.35 p.m .: After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the mood of mourning can be felt all over the world. Politicians from all over the world paid their respects to the Queen. Chancellor Olaf Scholz also made a statement. “Britain has lost its queen, the world a figure of the century,” he said. “The Queen embodied the best of our common European heritage: democracy and the rule of law.”

Scholz adds: “Germany looks with gratitude to the Queen, who, among many other things, was responsible for the fact that the former wartime enemies Great Britain and Germany were able to reconcile”. “Germany is also mourning the loss of the British Queen,” said Scholz, saying that he had already conveyed our condolences to the British Prime Minister. Charles III he wished “strength, skill and the necessary luck for his new position.”

King Charles III planned to travel to London after death of Queen Elizabeth II

+++ 11.25 a.m .: After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the new British King Charles III. the length of mourning for the royal family. As the palace announced, there will be seven more days of mourning after the funeral. Until then, the flags at the royal palaces should also be flown at half-staff, with the exception of the royal standard when the king is present. According to information not yet confirmed by the palace, the state funeral could take place on September 19.

King Charles III planned to travel to London after death of Queen Elizabeth II

Update from Friday, September 9th, 10:22 a.m .: In view of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, there is a mood of mourning all over the world. Citizens laid flowers in front of the palaces in London and Windsor and in Scotland, where the Queen died on Thursday. In London, at Windsor Castle and at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, bells are scheduled to ring on Friday afternoon, and in London there will also be a gun salute as a tribute to the Queen.

Charles (73) became king on the death of his mother, but the formal proclamation as monarch will come at a special council meeting at St James’s Palace in London on Saturday (10 September). It is also planned that King Charles III. will travel from Scotland to London with his wife Camilla. Charles is to meet there for a first meeting with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss. A speech by the new monarch to the nation is planned for the evening.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II: when the state funeral is expected

Years ago, meticulous plans were made for what would happen after the Queen’s death. Her state funeral is expected on Monday September 19. Before that, King Charles III. embark on a funeral journey across the UK.

Mourning after the death of the Queen: King Charles III is head of state

+++ 6.10 a.m .: For most people in Great Britain it is the first morning without a queen – after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, the monarch is now male. King Charles III (73), who was considered the eternally waiting heir to the throne, succeeded his mother as head of state. “During this time of grief and change, my family and I are comforted and carried by knowing the respect and deep affection that has been so widely bestowed upon the Queen,” he said in a statement.

Update from Friday, September 9, 2022, 2:45 a.m .: According to information from the Scottish newspaper The Herald , huge crowds of people are expected in Scotland to mourn the Queen. It is clear that the Scottish Parliament, “the neighboring Holyroodhouse Palace and St. Giles Cathedral will be the focal points”. Holyroodhouse is the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. A book of condolences will be laid out in the neighboring parliament building in which grieving citizens can write their names.

The Queen’s body will first be laid out at Holyroodhouse, according to The Herald , after which her coffin will be taken to St Giles Cathedral. Eventually he is taken to London by train from Waverley station in Edinburgh.

The ten-day mourning period, which officially begins this Friday (September 9), will culminate in a public memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London. The date of Charles’ coronation has yet to be determined

National mourning in Great Britain: Queen Elizabeth II is dead

+++ 9.40 p.m .: After the death of the English Queen Queen Elizabeth II, thousands of people gather in front of Buckingham Palace in the city center of Great Britain’s capital London to pay respect to the late monarch. Millions of people across the country are mourning the monarch. The flag flies at half-mast over the Royal Family’s London headquarters. In Great Britain, national mourning is now in effect until the funeral of Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96.

The new head of state will be the eldest son of the 70-year reigning queen, who will take the name of King Charles III. will wear. Prime Minister Liz Truss called Queen Elizabeth II the “rock on which modern Britain was built” in her speech at 10 Downing Street. Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon also expressed her condolences to the royal family.

Mourning in Great Britain: Queen Elizabeth II dies at the age of 96

Update from Thursday, September 8th, 7:35 p.m .: Great Britain mourns the loss of its head of state. The death of Queen Elizabeth II marks the end of the longest reign by a monarch in Great Britain in the country’s history. The 96-year-old died on Thursday at the Balmoral royal family’s Scottish country estate west of Aberdeen. Her closest family members, including her children, heir to the throne Prince Charles and grandchildren Prince William and Prince Harry, had come to Balmoral during the day.

The 96-year-old commissioned the new Prime Minister Liz Truss to form a new government on Tuesday (September 6). She had previously received Truss’ predecessor Boris Johnson and accepted his resignation. Due to the state of health of the monarch, these meetings were held at Balmoral instead of the usual Buckingham Palace.

Family, doctors and politicians concerned about Queen Elizabeth II

First report from Thursday, September 8th, 6:11 p.m.: London / Ballater – Great Britain is worried about its monarch. As British media reports, citing the royal family, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who is currently staying at her Scottish country estate of Balmoral, is currently being intensively cared for by a team of doctors. Their children and many other relatives, including Prince William and his brother Prince Harry, who was in London with his wife Duchess Meghan, are said to have arrived on Thursday (September 8th).

In a first message it was said on Wednesday that the English queen had to cancel the planned participation in a meeting of her advisory body Privy Council due to health problems. There is now talk that Elizabeth II “remains under medical supervision” and that her doctors are very concerned about the health of the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II: New Prime Minister expresses deep concern

On Tuesday, the Queen accepted the resignation of the previous Prime Minister Boris Johnson and appointed his successor Liz Truss – contrary to tradition, not in Buckingham Palace in London, but at Balmoral Castle, which she did not want to leave for the ceremony for health reasons. A photo from the appointment showed a deep purple bruise on the monarch’s right hand.

New Prime Minister Truss said the whole country was “deeply concerned” at the news from the Queen. The heads of government of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also expressed concern about the monarch’s health. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was praying for the Queen. Welby is the most senior minister in the Church of England.

Concern for Queen Elizabeth II: the 96-year-old monarch has recently withdrawn more and more

Elizabeth II had been suffering from health problems for a long time and had greatly reduced the number of her public appearances. In the past year, she has been represented more and more frequently by her son, heir to the throne, Prince Charles. He replaced her for the first time at the opening of Parliament in May and read out the government’s program in her place.

It was only in April 2021 that the Queen of England mourned the death of her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, to whom she had been married since 1947. (ska/skr/vbu with agencies)

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