Charles III Declared King; Britain’s Queen Buried On Sep. 19
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
LONDON (Worthy News) – Queen Elizabeth II will be buried on September 19, the Royal Family announced, shortly after Charles III was publicly declared the new monarch.
As the nation prepared for the funeral, her eldest son was briefly recognized as her successor. “In recognition of the new sovereign, flags will be flown at full mast from the time of the time of the Principal Proclamation at St James’s Palace until one hour after the Proclamations in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, after which flags will return to half-mast in mourning for the death of Her Majesty the Queen,” Buckingham Palace said.
At ceremonies in St James’s Park and the Royal Exchange in London. Crowds sang ‘God save the King’ as the band played before giving three cheers.
Earlier, Charles III swore an oath at a meeting of the Accession Council.
Prince William, Queen Camilla, serving politicians, and former prime ministers were in attendance. But the mourning and the deep sense of loss expressed by the thousands paying their respect overshadowed the ceremonies for King Charles III. Even during the oath-taking event, he paid tribute to the late Queen, who he had affectionally called “darling mama.”
The Queen, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday afternoon at 96.
The Queen’s oak coffin, which sits in the ballroom at Balmoral Castle, was to be transported Sunday by her gamekeepers to a waiting hearse.
Her body was to depart Balmoral in the morning, proceeding slowly on the six-hour journey to Edinburgh. The coffin will arrive at the Palace of Holyroodhouse – the official residence of the British monarch in the Scottish capital.
The coffin was also to lie in the Throne Room In London. Huge crowds are expected during and ahead of the funeral, which will be attended by government leaders and royal families from around the world.
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