Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96! The longest reigning monarch started ruling the region in her 20s and left it when she was in her 90s. The whole of Britain and the world is mourning the loss of their Queen. However, her last rites will not be held immediately. And there are some other bizarre facts as well that you need to know about the Queen Elizabeth II funeral. You’ll read all about it in the article below!
Queen Elizabeth II Funeral
Prince Charles’ official video has been released by the Palace. In which he addressed the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. He also extended his speech to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. It was shocking because the couple’s relationship with the Royal Family hasn’t been smooth for quite some time.
Later the same day, he was spotted with his wife conversing with the mourners. Another source has also confirmed that King Charles III will inherit the throne at a meeting of the Accession Council at St. James Palace. But the coronation event might take a long time. This historical moment will take place on Saturday. Nepal has announced three days of mourning after the death of the Queen. Several other countries are also observing the period of mourning. Both Prince Charles and Camilla Parker have arrived in London.
Activities all around the country have been postponed to pay respect to the Queen. The Bank of England has delayed the MPC meeting by a week! The UK Parliament is currently arranging a special session to pay tribute to the late monarch. The Royals have also begun their mourning period. This mourning period will last for seven days, starting from the State funeral. All members, including King Charles III, are bound to be a part of it. On 11th September 2022, the government will declare a one-day state of mourning in light of the Queen’s death.
The ‘Operation Unicorn’ will be put into action! The Royal Train will carry the body of Queen Elizabeth II all the way from Scotland to London. Once she is in Buckingham Palace, the State Funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey.
Queen’s last public appearance was with Liz Truss. Whom she appointed as the Prime Minister of the UK, she lived long enough to see 15 Prime Ministers. She fulfilled the vow that she made to the nation when she was just 21. Her son will now follow in her footsteps. William and Kate are now Prince and Princess of Wales. The late Diana and Charles once shared this title. There will also be minor changes in the national anthem of Britain. Thousands of people expressed their grief by crowding outside Buckingham Palace.
The Queen spent her last days in her Scotland residence, the Balmoral Castle. She has been ill for the past year. This year she recovered from Covid in February. However, it looks like the virus took a toll on her health. And not to forget, she was already in her 90s! On 8th September 2022, the official sources of the Royals released a statement about the crucial health of the Queen. The statement told the nation that she was under strict medical supervision. Just a few hours after this statement, the Palace announced that the Queen had left for her eternal abode.
In such a long reign of hers, she has never missed out on any important meeting. But in these last few months, she did not appear much in public meetings. There is a tradition of appointing the prime minister of the UK in Buckingham Palace. However, this time the Queen appointed Liz Truss as her new Prime Minister at the Balmoral Castle as her health did not allow her to travel much.
The Queen has passed away, but her legacy will forever live on. She was always a source of hope for the nation. During the pandemic time, she made sure that people knew that the Royals were with her. Even in the light of intense flooding in Pakistan, she released a statement about their situation. The world will surely miss her! Prince Charles, the firstborn of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philips, will be the next King of Britain. And his wife Camilla Parker will become the Queen Consort.
So, that was everything you needed to know about Queen Elizabeth II’s death and funeral updates. For more information, stay tuned!