King Charles + Co: A terrifying tradition in Queen Elizabeth’s coffin

News of Queen Elizabeth’s death in GALA tape: King Charles and his three brothers guarding the Queen’s coffin +++ Queen Elizabeth’s coffin has moved to St Giles’ Cathedral +++ King Charles leads Queen Elizabeth’s procession – along with his brothers.

End of an era: Queen Elizabeth died “peacefully at Balmoral” at noon on September 8, 2022. She was 96 years old. This was announced by Buckingham Palace at 7:30 pm German time in an official statement. We summarize the latest developments regarding the Queen’s death in our newsfeed.

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September 12, 2022

King Charles and his three brothers stand guarding the Queen’s coffin

The children of Queen Elizabeth, 96 yen, King Charles, 73, Princess Anne, 72, Prince Edward, 58, and Prince Andrew, 62, watched their coffin (“Prince’s Night”) after the evening service. All four children attended this somber tradition at St Giles’ Cathedral, which began at 8:20 p.m. German time and lasted about 15 minutes. Anne is the first female royal to participate in such a watch.

This tradition has only been carried out twice before: first after the death of King George V in 1936 and most recently at Queen Mom’s funeral in 2002. The vigil was attended by the Queen Mother’s four grandchildren: Charles, then Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and David Armstrong-Jones , 2nd Earl of Snowdon and son of Princess Margaret.

Queen Elizabeth: Her coffin has moved to St Giles’ Cathedral

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin has arrived at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, where her life will be commemorated by a Thanksgiving service. Guests on duty will include Prime Minister Liz Truss, 47, and Nicola Sturgeon, 52, Scotland’s first minister, as well as council officials, members of the armed forces, war veterans, judicial and consular officials.

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During the procession, the main church choir of the Church of Scotland sang “You Will Keep Him in Perfect Peace” by Samuel Sebastian Wesley. The Scottish crown is placed on the coffin by the Duke of Hamilton. From about 6:30 p.m. German time, the cathedral will be open to passersby.

King Charles and his companions side by side for the first time since their deaths

The procession began and the casket of Queen Elizabeth was transported to St Giles’ Cathedral. Her children King Charles, 73 – first and foremost – Princess Anne, 72, Prince Edward, 58, and Prince Andrew, 62 – the only one without a military uniform – are advancing by leaps and bounds.

King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward

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The funeral procession meanders through the heart of Edinburgh – accompanied by the silent appearance of thousands of passers-by and a 21-gun salute from Edinburgh Castle. The oak coffin (the king’s bodyguard in Scotland) is guarded by the Royal Company of Archers.

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Prince William and Prince Harry do not participate in the procession

Contrary to previous assumptions and rumours, Prince William, 40, Duchess Catherine, 40, Prince Harry, 37, and Duchess Meghan, 41, likely did not attend the procession and walked with Queen Elizabeth’s children behind her coffin to St Giles’ Cathedral. This is what has now been announced by The Telegraph.

King Charles and Queen Camilla arrive at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh

There is a heavy crowd on the Royal Mile, as evidenced by recordings of “Sky News” royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills on Twitter. Scots are waiting for Queen Elizabeth’s coffin to be moved from Holyrood Palace to St Giles’ Cathedral.

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The procession is led by King Charles, who has now arrived outside Holyrood Palace with his wife, Queen Camilla, 75. On the site, the new king widely welcomed the waiting citizens, and together with Camilla he honored the sea of ​​flowers in front of the palace gates.

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Then the new national anthem “God Save the King” was played in his honor and the keys to the city of Edinburgh were handed over as part of the traditional handover of keys.

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It was presented to Charles on a velvet cushion and he would keep it in his possession until he left town tomorrow.

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King Charles addresses Westminster Hall

King Charles addressed Members of Parliament in the Westminster Hall of Parliament in London. Next to the new king: Queen Camilla. Among other things, he said in his address: “As I stand before you today, I cannot help but feel the weight of history which surrounds us and reminds us of the lively parliamentary tradition to which members of both Houses have joined.”

King Charles and Queen Camilla at Westminster Hall on September 12, 2022

King Charles and Queen Camilla at Westminster Hall on September 12, 2022

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Earlier, Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle, 65, offered his condolences to the King on behalf of MPs. Liberal leader Sir Ed Davey, 56, described the king’s appearance to Sky News as a moment of “great sadness”.

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King Charles leads the royal family in procession in Edinburgh

The funeral procession carrying Queen Elizabeth’s casket arrived in Edinburgh at 5:16pm German time yesterday, Sunday 11 September, arriving at Holyrood Palace shortly thereafter and staying in the throne room overnight.

According to British media reports, King Charles and Queen Camilla will travel from London to Edinburgh on Monday 12 September. At 15:35 German time, the late Queen’s coffin will be transported from Holyrood Palace to St Giles’ Cathedral via the 1,200-meter Royal Mile. There, the people have 24 hours to pay their last respects to the Queen. The first passers-by are already congregating at the site, as photos taken by royal photographer Mark Stewart show on Twitter.

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The procession to the main church in I will Edinburgh Charles drive. And behind him he will gather the surviving children of the late king – side by side for the first time together since the Queen’s death. According to rumors, Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will also attend the motorcade.

News of the Queen’s death last week

You can read the news of the last few days about the death of Queen Elizabeth here.

Sources used: itv.com, telegraph.co.uk, news.sky.com, twitter.com, hellomagazine.com

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