King Charles + Co.: Touching tradition at Queen Elizabeth’s coffin

News about Queen Elizabeth’s death in the GALA ticker: King Charles and his three siblings stand guard at the Queen’s coffin +++ Queen Elizabeth’s coffin has been moved into St. Giles’ Cathedral +++ King Charles leads Queen Elizabeth’s procession one – side by side with his siblings.

The end of an era: Queen Elizabeth “died peacefully at Balmoral” on the afternoon of September 8, 2022. She was 96 years old. This was announced by Buckingham Palace at 19:30 German time in an official statement. We summarize the latest developments in connection with the Queen’s death in our news sticker for you.

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12 September 2022

King Charles and his three siblings stand guard at the Queen’s coffin

Children of Queen Elizabeth, †96, King Charles, 73, Princess Anne, 72, Prince Edward, 58, and Prince Andrew, 62, keep a vigil in St. Giles’ Cathedral after the evening service. According to the British Hello! magazine, it is very likely that all four children will take part in this dark tradition, which is set to start at 20:20 German time. If Anne joins her brothers, she will become the first female royal.

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

Queen Elizabeth: Her coffin has been moved into St. Giles’ Cathedral

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin has arrived at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, where her life will be commemorated with a service of thanksgiving. First Minister Liz Truss, 47, Nicola Sturgeon, 52, First Minister of Scotland, as well as Council officials, members of the armed forces, war veterans, judicial and consular officials will be among the guests at the service.

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During the procession, the Church of Scotland Main Church Choir sang “Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace” by Samuel Sebastian Wesley. The Scottish crown is placed on the casket of the Duke of Hamilton. From around 18:30 German time, the cathedral will be open to passers-by.

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

The procession has begun and Queen Elizabeth’s coffin is now being carried 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 not in uniform – are trailing behind.

King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward

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

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Prince William and Prince Harry will not take part in the procession

Contrary to previous assumptions and rumours, Prince William, 40, Duchess Catherine, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, and Duchess Meghan, 41, are unlikely to join the procession and walk with Queen Elizabeth’s children behind her coffin to St. Giles’ Cathedral. “The Telegraph” has now announced this.

King Charles and Queen Camilla have arrived at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh

There is a dense crowd on the Royal Mile, as evidenced by footage posted by “Sky News” Royal Correspondent Rhiannon Mills on Twitter. The people of Scotland await Queen Elizabeth’s coffin being carried 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. There, the new king welcomed the waiting citizens and, with Camilla, honored the sea of ​​flowers in front of the palace gates.

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The new national anthem ‘God Save the King’ was then played in his honor and he received the Keys of the City of Edinburgh as part of the traditional presentation of keys.

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They were presented to Charles on a velvet cushion, and he will keep them in his possession until he leaves town to-morrow.

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King Charles addresses Westminster Hall

King Charles addressed MPs in Parliament’s Westminster Hall in London. At the new king’s side: Queen Camilla. Among other things, he said in his speech: “As I stand before you today, I cannot help but feel the weight of history that surrounds us and reminds us of the vital parliamentary traditions to which members of both Houses have subscribed. “

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

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

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Earlier, the 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 monarch’s appearance to Sky News as a moment of “great sadness”.

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King Charles leads the royal family in the procession in Edinburgh

The funeral procession carrying Queen Elizabeth’s coffin arrived in Edinburgh at 5.16pm German time yesterday, Sunday 11 September, to reach Holyrood Palace shortly afterwards and remain in the throne room overnight.

According to British media, 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 carried from Holyrood Palace to St Giles’ Cathedral via the 1200 meter long Royal Mile. There, the people have 24 hours to pay their last respects to the Queen. The first passers-by are already gathering at the site, as pictures by royal photographer Mark Stewart on Twitter show.

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The procession to the main church in Edinburgh will lead Charles. Behind him, the remaining children of the late monarch will gather – shoulder to shoulder for the first time together since the Queen’s death. According to rumors, Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will also join the procession.

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