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.
The service in Edinburgh has begun
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.
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.
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).
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.
Big crowds already gathering on the Royal Mile. It won’t be until just before 3pm that they’ll see the Queen’s coffin and the Royal family following behind — Rhiannon Mills (@SkyRhiannon)
Big crowds already gathering on the Royal Mile. It won’t be until just before 3pm that they’ll see the Queen’s coffin and the Royal family following behind
— Rhiannon Mills (@SkyRhiannon)
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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.
The King and the Queen Consort have greeted crowds outside of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Latest: 📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube — Sky News (@SkyNews)
The King and the Queen Consort have greeted crowds outside of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube
— Sky News (@SkyNews)