The death of Queen Elizabeth II set in motion a carefully choreographed series of ceremonial and constitutional steps as Britain enters a period of national mourning and King Charles III takes the throne.
The queen’s final journey to London and state funeral are covered by a long-established 10-day plan codenamed Operation London Bridge. Here’s a preview of what’s to come in the next few days:
For the first of four full days, the queen’s coffin is on display at Westminster Hall in London. Thousands of people lined up to pay their respects to the late king. The line had stretched to 4.4 miles (7 kilometres) by lunchtime, meandering past Tower Bridge.
The king and queen consort will visit Wales as part of their royal tour of the United Kingdom’s four nations.
The king and his three siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, will hold a 15-minute vigil around the queen’s coffin as it lies in state on Friday night.
At 8 p.m., Britain observes a “national moment of contemplation” with a minute of silence (1900 GMT, 3 p.m. EDT).
The queen’s period of laying in state ends early Monday morning.
The king will lead the royal family in a parade from Westminster Hall to neighbouring Westminster Abbey for the queen’s state burial, which begins at 11 a.m. Leaders and dignitaries from all around the world are expected.
At the conclusion of the funeral, there will be two minutes of silence across the United Kingdom.
The funeral concludes ten days of national morning, and the day will be a public holiday across the United Kingdom.
On Monday afternoon, the queen will be laid to rest in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. In a private funeral later that night, she will be buried alongside her late husband, Prince Philip, in the chapel.
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When queen Elizabeth 1 died?
She died on March 24, 1603, in Richmond Palace, having become a legend throughout her existence. For two centuries, the day of her ascension was a national holiday. Elizabeth’s successor was James VI of Scotland, who became James I of England.
Who is next queen of England?
Prince William of Wales Prince William, Charles’ eldest son, is now first in line to the throne. Like his father before him, he has been given the titles Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, and Duke of Cambridge, and William’s wife Catherine has been made Princess of Wales.
How rich is queen Elizabeth II?
William, Sovereign of Ridges. Charles’ oldest child, Sovereign William, is currently preferred choice to the privileged position. Like his dad before him, he’s been allowed the title Ruler of Ridges, as well as Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge, and William’s better half Catherine is presently Princess of Grains
How many countries does Queen Elizabeth rule?
Until her demise, Sovereign Elizabeth II was the ruler of 15 nations in the District that are home to around 150 million individuals. The U.K. likewise right now holds 14 extra abroad domains that are home to another 300,000 individuals