The body of Queen Elizabeth II is laid out in Westminster Hall. Mourners can say goodbye there until Monday morning. All events in the news ticker.
- Royal family frozen at the coffin , only Meghan and Harry are holding hands
- Wake for Queen Elizabeth II : Security guard collapses on Thursday night.
- The news ticker for Queen Elizabeth II’s wake and the funeral ceremony in Great Britain is continuously updated.
Sad birthday for Prince Harry: Instead of celebrating, he has to say goodbye to the Queen
Update from September 15, 10:50 a.m .: Prince Harry turned 38 on Thursday, but Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson should not feel like celebrating at all: his birthday falls in the ten-day national mourning for the recently deceased Queen. After the death of the Queen, Harry and his wife Duchess Meghan stayed in Great Britain longer than originally planned to attend the mourning ceremonies. Her two children Archie (3) and Lilibet (1) stayed in the USA.
The relationship with his grandmother was considered humorous and intimate. In a personal, emotional message, Harry thanked her for her “contagious smile.” He and his family are also smiling at the thought that the Queen is now reunited with her beloved husband, Harry’s grandfather Prince Philip, he wrote. At Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession, Prince Harry visibly fought back tears. The state funeral for the monarch will take place next Monday.
Royal Family is frozen in the coffin, only Meghan and Harry are holding hands
Update from September 15, 10:11 a.m .: The procession brought the closest family to the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022). But only one couple touched each other for comfort, holding hands. Ex-Royals Prince Harry (37) and Meghan Markle (41) are exempt from the protocol, which refrains from expressing emotions in public. King Charles III (73) and King’s wife Camilla (74) seem frozen. His son Prince William (40) and Princess Kate (40), as well as the king’s brother, Prince Edward (58) and his wife Countess Sophie von Wessex (57) have to deal with their grief alone.
Suddenly you have the image of the small, frail Queen in black in mind, who had to say goodbye to her beloved husband alone and abandoned in the seemingly huge pew in view of the prince consort Prince Philip (99, † 2021), who died in the height of the corona pandemic .
Wake for Queen Elizabeth II: Security guard collapses at the coffin in Westminster Hall
First report from September 15, 9:45 a.m.: London – For a number of soldiers it was a long march that led the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday. A security guard was no longer up to the strain or was overcome by grief. The man was with the guard assigned to the dais to protect the Queen’s coffin. In the face of the monarch lying in state, the royal guard fainted and fell off the pedestal.
Surrounding guards reacted immediately and hastily helped the fallen man. But at first the fall was a big shock for the people who were waiting nearby to say goodbye to the Queen. Some clapped their hands in front of their faces and later reported the incident on social media. One tweeted: “He must have been so overwhelmed by what happened.” Get well soon and blessings were also widely shared.