Queen Elizabeth II News LIVE: UKs beloved monarch no King Charles ascends throne

Queen Elizabeth II News LIVE: UKs beloved monarch no King Charles ascends throne

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United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully on September 8, at Balmoral, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. Following her death, world leaders poured condolence and recalled her courageous actions taken during her tenure as the monarch. With the Queen’s passing, her eldest son, Charles – Prince of Wales – will ascend the throne.

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18:40 IST, September 9th 2022

King Charles III lands in London

King Charles III and Camilla landed in London after they departed from Balmoral Castle in Scotland. They reached Buckingham Palace. He would be addressing the nation soon after. King Charles is set to meet the Accession Council tomorrow.

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18:27 IST, September 9th 2022

Charles to be formally proclaimed king on Saturday morning

After the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, King Charles on Saturday will be officially proclaimed as Britain’s new monarch at a meeting of the Accession Council at St James’s Palace. 

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17:40 IST, September 9th 2022

UK forces pay Tribute to Late Queen Elizabeth II; gives 96 Gun salute

As the United Kingdom mourns the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, the British forces offered 96 Gun Salute that represents each year of the Queen’s life. 

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17:19 IST, September 9th 2022

Former UK Prime Minister Borris Johnson reminisces meeting with Late Queen Elizabeth

Former Britain Prime Minister Borris Johnson reminisces meeting with Late Queen Elizabeth in UK Parliament. He said, “Queen showed the world how to serve and was determined to carry out her duties. She was knowledgeable and fascinated by politics. She guided us as well as the nation”

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14:19 IST, September 9th 2022

When and where will Queen Elizabeth’s funeral take place?

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is expected to be held at Westminster Abbey in about 10 days’ time, though the date is yet to be confirmed by Buckingham Palace. It is likely to be declared a bank holiday – a confirmation is soon expected by the palace and government.

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13:35 IST, September 9th 2022

Newspapers pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Newspapers devoted to the death of Queen Elizabeth II in Manchester, England, on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

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12:48 IST, September 9th 2022

Flowers, gun salutes & address from new King: Plans for the day

As the UK mourns the passing of its longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II, a string of events are scheduled for the day. 

  • Today, King Charles III will travel from Balmoral Castle to London with his wife, Camilla, now Queen Consort.
  • The new King is expected to hold an audience with newly-elected Prime Minister Liz Truss at Buckingham Palace
  • The UK Parliament will gather at noon for MPs to pay respect to the Queen
  • At midday, bells will toll in tribute to the Queen at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Windsor Castle
  • At 1 PM, gun salutes will be fired in Hyde Park and other places
  • PM Truss and other senior ministers will attend a remembrance service at St Paul’s Cathedral
  • The government will confirm the period of national mourning
  • The King will make his first televised address to the nation as head of state

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12:20 IST, September 9th 2022

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