From 6 February 1952 until her passing on 8 September 2022, Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; 21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) reigned over the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days is the longest ever recorded for a female head of state and the longest reign of any British monarch. She was the queen regnant of 32 sovereign realms during her lifetime and ruled 15 of them at the time of her death.
- It was a “time of tremendous anguish” for him and his family, according to her son King Charles III, and her loss will be “deeply felt” all around the world.
PM Kishida And The Japanese Emperor Naruhito May Attend The Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth.
Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida both want to attend the funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, according to Japanese media. Since ascending to the throne in May 2019, it would be Naruhito’s first travel abroad. According to NTV, TBS, and other media outlets on Friday, citing government sources, Empress Masako has also indicated a desire to participate, and the Japanese government is organizing their trip.
The UK In Grief Facing Difficult Times Without Comfort Of Queen
The Bank of England has delayed making its next interest rate decision, postal and rail workers have called off their strikes, and the government may put off passing an emergency budget. Even the pound’s fall came to an end. Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, the UK has been put on hold as the official 10-day period of mourning has begun. For the time being, national attention is diverted from inflation and the dire situation of the economy to the state funeral and tributes to the 96-year-old monarch’s life and service.
In his inaugural speech as British king on Friday, King Charles III celebrated his mother’s “life well lived” and reaffirmed her “commitment of lifelong devotion.”
The King titled his eldest son William Prince of Wales after Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday.
The King met with UK Prime Minister Liz Truss for the first time in person earlier on Friday at Buckingham Palace. He is scheduled to be legally declared king on Saturday.
The 96-year-old Queen’s passing brought to an end a seven-decade reign that spanned generations and made her a symbol of stability in a turbulent globe. Official mourning has begun in the UK, and condolences are flooding in from all around the world. It is anticipated that funeral arrangements will shortly be made public.
- Charles, Prince of Wales, the Queen’s eldest son, immediately succeeded to the throne as King of the United Kingdom Charles III.
- What regnal name the former Prince of Wales will adopt upon succeeding his mother was the subject of some rumor. Prime Minister Truss made the first reference to the King’s regnal name during a homage to the Queen during her formal broadcast address outside 10 Downing Street.
- Shortly after the Prime Minister’s statement, Clarence House formally announced the new King would be known as Charles III. At 19:04 BST, Buckingham Palace issued the King’s first official statement as monarch.
A state funeral’s specifics, like the date, have not yet been made public; Buckingham Palace will confirm it.
The Queen’s body will be transported from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh before being laid to rest at St Giles’ Cathedral, where members of the public may pay their respects. The coffin, draped in the Royal Standard and bearing the Imperial State Crown on top, will be taken to London and transported from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in a military procession.
The King and other members of the royal family will follow the coffin as it is transported from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey on the day of the funeral.
The Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle, is anticipated to conduct the service, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver the sermon.
- At the time of the announcement, hundreds of people had gathered outside Buckingham Palace’s gates in London.
- Many others posted condolences and tributes to the Queen and the British royal family on social media. Later, floral tributes were left outside Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham House, Balmoral Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Hillsborough Castle. A line of black cab drivers parked along The Mall with theirs.
Around the world, members of the British armed forces salute Queen Elizabeth II with guns. Via Lindsay Isaac of CNN.
To honor the late Queen Elizabeth II, the British Armed Forces have fired gun salutes throughout the United Kingdom, aboard ships at sea, and abroad.
The UK Ministry of Defense estimates that one bullet was fired every 96 years the king lived. The ministry reported that thousands of individuals observed 16 minutes of quiet during which the guns roared once every 10 seconds.