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LONDON, September 19, 2022 ~ Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest Monday as part of the UK’s first state funeral since Sir Winston Churchill’s in 1965.
After more than 10 days of remembrance and celebration, the late monarch made her final journey past millions who lined the streets of London, and an estimated billion more who caught coverage on global television.
“Her late majesty famously declared on her 21st birthday broadcast that her whole life would be dedicated to serving the nation and commonwealth. Rarely has such a promise been so well kept,” eulogized the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
September 19, 2022 ~ President of the Commonwealth Club Lori Monley talks to Paul W. and Marie about Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral, and she says it was an incredible moving ceremony. Photo: Jasper Colt-USA TODAY
(CONTINUED) In attendance with the British royal family were more than 500 leaders from around the globe, including US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Marcron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, all in tribute to the Queen’s far-reaching impact.
“We’ve had an opportunity to meet with an awful lot of consequential people, but I can say that the ones who stand out in your mind are those whose relationship and interaction with you are consistent with their reputation,” said President Joe Biden upon signing the official condolence book for Her Majesty. “she was the same in person as her image: decent, honorable, and all about service.”
Upon conclusion of the ceremonies at Westminster Abbey, the Queen’s body was taken to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, where a private family service saw the monarch interred alongside her late husband, Prince Phillip.
September 19, 2022 ~ World leaders and members of the royal family gather in London as Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest at St. George’s Chapel.
United Kingdom Mourns the Death of Queen Elizabeth II
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EDINBURGH, Scotland, September 12, 2022 ~ In an oak coffin draped with the Royal Banner for Scotland and adorned with a wreath of flowers, Queen Elizabeth II left the royal residence of Balmoral Castle Sunday for the last time. On the first leg of her final journey, the somber procession made its way past thousands of mourners to Edinburgh and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Following a Monday morning visit to Westminster Hall where both houses of Parliament expressed condolences, King Charles III and his wife Camilla flew to Edinburgh. There, the King and Queen consort accompanied Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St. Giles’ Cathedral for a moving service that was attended by many members of the royal family. Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state at the cathedral through to Tuesday, where the Scottish public will be able to pay their respects.
September 12, 2022 ~ King Charles III continues his duties leading Great Britain as it mourns the loss of his mother Queen Elizabeth, who died last week at the age of 96. 760 WJR Senior News Analyst News Analyst Marie Osborne has a look as the world watches the pomp and ceremony that accompanies this moment in history, and talks on what comes ahead. Photo: Newsquest / USA Today.
(CONTINUED) On Tuesday morning, Charles and Camilla are expected to fly to Northern Ireland, where officials will greet the new monarch and deliver a message of condolence. Meanwhile, Princess Anne, the Queen’s only daughter, is scheduled to accompany the monarch’s remains on a flight to London, where the Queen will lie in state overnight at Buckingham Palace.
Wednesday’s schedule includes a silent procession from Buckingham Palace, through the streets of London to Westminster Hall, where the Queen will lie in state for public viewing through Sunday. A state funeral is planned for Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abby.
LONDON, September 9, 2022 ~ King Charles III addresses the world for the first time since the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96
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LONDON, ENGLAND ~ September 8, 2022 ~ Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, died today at her home in Balmoral. She was 96.
“Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built. Our country has grown and flourished under her reign. Britain is the great country it is today because of her,” said British Prime Minister Liz Truss in a statement delivered in front of 10 Downing Street. “Today the Crown passes – as it has done for more than a thousand years – to our new monarch, our new head of state: His Majesty, King Charles III.”
September 8, 2022 ~ Tonya J. Powers, FOX News correspondent and 760 WJR contributor, talks with Guy Gordon about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96.
(CONTINUED) Elizabeth was born in 1926, the eldest child to the Duke and Duchess of York. She wasn’t however the presumptive air to the throne until 1937, when the scandalous abdication of Edward VIII led her father George VI to become king. Upon his premature death in 1957, 25-year-old Elizabeth became the Queen of England, where she presided for more than seven decades.
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