Queen Elizabeth’s coffin entered St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, carried on the shoulders of the Royal Regiment of the Scottish Honorary Guard. He was greeted by the sound of trumpets, in the shadow of the royal ensign and the national flag of Scotland with the cross of Saint Andrew. The crown of Scotland rests on the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. It was handed over to the King after his coronation in 1953. It is forged in Scottish gold with 22 precious gems set with Scotland’s pearls.
The procession begins, Carlo behind Elisabetta’s coffin
Mass for “Thanksgiving” began at St Giles’ Cathedral in St Giles, where Elizabeth II’s coffin had just arrived. Reverend Callum MacLeod assumed the presidency. The coffin will remain in the cathedral for 24 hours, during which time it will be on public display, before being taken to London.
The royal family accompanied Queen Elizabeth’s coffin in a slow procession toward the first public exhibition. Behind the coffin, which was placed in view on the funeral car to the sound of the bagpipes of the Royal Scots, followed on foot King Charles, the eldest son and heir to the monarch, and Her Majesty’s other children: Princess Anna, Princes Andrew and Edward. Everywhere, a river of silent and moving people, crowded both sides of the Royal Mile and the surrounding streets. The Oaths of Honor of the Royal Scottish Regiment accompanies the funeral on both sides, marking the time with arms over their shoulders and traditional attire with skirt. Behind them advance officers and other soldiers of various arms as well as some royal guards in red tunic and black fur high hat; Not without policemen on horseback at the head and tail of the procession. King Charles wears a parade uniform, like his sister Anna and brother Eduardo. While Andrew He wears civilian clothes, even with his decorations hung on his chest, after being suspended from official titles and roles to represent the ruling family after his involvement in the Epstein scandal.
Couples and guests wait at St Giles’ Cathedral for the polling ceremony before the coffin exhibit begins. Others include British Prime Minister Liz Truss, coming from London, and First Minister for Independence in the Scottish government, Nicola Sturgeon.
In the meantime, the security and intelligence services are preparing with a wide deployment of police forces, especially in London, where the exhibition The coffin audience will begin on Wednesday in Westminster Hall and run for 4 days until the eve of the state funeral on Monday 19. Up to one million people are expected to parade in front of Her Majesty’s coffin in the British capital (They already numbered more than 200,000 for the famous Queen Mother, who died at the age of 102 in 2002.) While other concerns are reflected in the newspapers in light of the state funeral, when there is also Joe Biden in town and several leaders from around the world: Destined according to some predictions, they are at least partially assembled for transportation on board the unusually mass shuttles to the United States to make Protecting them is easier.
First time in the Parliament of King Charles III. Today, the King officially renewed his commitment to loyalty to the British model of “constitutional government” in the Palace of Westminster, the seat of Parliament, after he followed up with a saturated expression the touching messages of condolence addressed to him by the two presidents. Homes for the death of Queen Elizabeth. The King, with his wife Queen Camilla at his side, noted the “unprecedented devotion” of his “beloved mother” to the Fatherland and her duties, and promised to follow in his footsteps. Then, citing Shakespeare again, he defined it as “the life-model of all principles”.
The King, accompanied by Queen Camilla, was formally greeted by a great representation of the two chambers, assembled in a room in the wing of the building once occupied by the House of Lords. All attendees wear mourning clothes or traditional costumes in the case of staff officials and some of the kingdom’s peers. In the front rows, among others, former Prime Ministers Theresa May and Boris Johnson, both still MPs, stand out in black.
The ceremony was opened by the Speaker of the House of Lords, Baron McFaul of Alkwith, saying that Queen Elizabeth II “A guide but also in the service of the people“His modesty and integrity aroused respect and captured the imagination of peoples and nations around the world,” he added. He then asserted that his qualities still inspire King Charles III to lead the kingdom. The Mayor, Sir Lindsey Hoyle began by calling “Our Lady, Sovereign Queen Elizabeth”, and later stated that The loss of the queen is felt all over the worldOr, in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth as a whole, “to which I have devoted much”. Addressing King Charles and Queen Camilla who sat on their thrones inside Westminster Hall, the oldest part of the British Parliament, to hear the eulogy, he added: “As deep as we are in pain, we know your pain is even deeper.” After the speeches were read, also by the king, all those present stood to listen in a solemn atmosphere the national anthem, which became “God Save the King” after the death of Elizabeth II.
In the early afternoon, the scene moves back to Edinburgh, Scotland, where the King and Queen (as well as British Prime Minister Liz Truss) are expected to Follow the coffin of Elizabeth II In the planned procession between Holyrood Palace and St Giles’ Cathedral. Here the king’s remains will be displayed, after the rites of polling, for the first time as a tribute to the public for 24 hours, before moving on to London.
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