LIVE – The funeral of Elizabeth II will take place on 19 September

LIVE – The funeral of Elizabeth II will take place on 19 September

LIVE – The funeral of Elizabeth II will take place on 19 September

The mayor refuses to lower the flags to pay homage to Elizabeth II

The LFI mayor of Faches-Thumesnil in the north refuses to lower his hometown’s tricolor flags to pay homage to Elizabeth II.

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The queen’s coffin is headed for Edinburgh

The Queen’s coffin is expected to leave Balmoral this Sunday at 11am (Paris time). The hearse should take six hours to reach Edinburgh, where the coffin will be displayed for the first time in the Royal Palace before reaching St. Gilles’ Cathedral on Monday, where a religious service with the royal family will be held.

On the spot, the Scots are waiting to be able to pay tribute to their queen. Listen to Joanna Chabas’s report:

The image of the evening

Harry and William side by side, with their wives Meghan and Kate, meditating in front of the flowers placed in front of Balmoral Castle, where Elizabeth II died on Thursday. It is the image of Saturday night, which evokes the image of the two young brothers in front of the flowers placed for their mother, Diana, exactly 30 years ago.

Kate, William, Harry and Meghan, September 10th in Windsor
Kate, William, Harry and Meghan, on 10 September in Windsor © Chris Jackson – AFP
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The funeral of Elizabeth II will take place on 19 September

Buckingham Palace announces that Elizabeth II’s funeral will be held on Monday 19 September. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey. The royal family specifies that the late queen’s coffin will be visible in Westminster for four days, starting September 14, to allow the British to come and pay their respects.

Completed proclamation ceremonies

Together with the proclamation to the Municipality, it was the third and last proclamation of the day for Charles III. This will be followed by the declaration of loyalty by the Parliament, followed by the reception by the new king of the Prime Minister and his ministers.

Charles III again proclaimed on the London Stock Exchange

New important moment on this very ceremonial day: Charles III is once again proclaimed king, this time on the steps of the London Stock Exchange, in the heart of the City, the economic lung of the British capital.

Cannon shots given for the proclamation of Charles III

41 guns were fired across the UK

God save the king sung

After the proclamation, the soldiers chant God save the King.

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Charles III publicly proclaimed king on the balcony of the Palais St-James

King Charles III is again proclaimed “King of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Chief of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith” in front of a compact crowd on the balcony of St. James’s Palace.

The day of Elizabeth II’s funeral is a public holiday in the United Kingdom

Accession Council Chair Penny Mordaunt has made Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral day a public holiday across the UK. Her date was not specified.

King Charles III signs the proclamation oath and leaves the room

The proclamation oath is signed by King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, and Crown Prince William. Having accepted many obligations of his rank, King Charles III and the royal family leave the hall of the Accession Council.

The new ruler will join outside the palace for a proclamation speech on the balcony.

King Charles III signs his oath
King Charles III signs his oath © Screenshot

“I will dedicate what remains of my life to this task”

“My mother gave an example of service and the kingdom had no equal in its duration, in its devotion”, assures Charles III who says he is “deeply aware of this inheritance and of the duties that are transmitted to me”.

“I will dedicate what remains of my life to this task” promises Charles III who wants “to do (y) best to follow (his) example”.

The “consolation” of Charles III

“The whole world sympathizes with me for the irreparable loss we have all suffered”, said Charles III, after expressions of sympathy from all over the world after the death of Elizabeth II, which he took as “consolation”.

Once again he paid homage to “his beloved mother, the queen”.

Charles III arrived in the throne room

King Charles III arrived, preceded by the ushers, the Prime Minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Prince William and the queen consort Camilla. He speaks.

Charles III to the Accession Council
Charles III to the Accession Council © Screenshot

The Accession Council awaits the king

The members of the Accession Council, who have changed rooms inside the Palais St-James, await King Charles III.

The accession council awaits King Charles III
The Accession Council awaits King Charles III © Screenshot

The members of the Accession Council sign the official document

Liz Truss, the Prime Minister, then the other members of the Accession Council sign the official proclamation document one by one according to a very codified rite, concluding the first part of the Council.

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officially proclaimed King Charles III

“We proclaim that Prince Charles Edward George is now at the death of the Sovereign, becomes Charles III by the grace of God, King of the United Kingdom”.

With this sentence, the usher of the Accession Council at the Palazzo di San Giacomo officially proclaimed Charles III. The council members replied “God save the king”.

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The Council of Members begins

The accession ceremony begins. Guests included several former prime ministers: Boris Johnson, Theresa May and David Cameron. The first speeches have begun. The first part of the Council will take place without the new ruler. The second part in the presence of him.

Charles III arrived at St. James’s Palace

Nobody saw him pass but the new king of the United Kingdom, Charles III, arrived at the palace of St-Jmaes.

Prime Minister Liz Truss has arrived at St. James’s Palace

The first members of the Accession Council arrive at the Palais St-James. This is particularly the case with Prime Minister Liz Truss, seen on the spot by a BBC reporter.

A Prime Minister who will be the only one, in 70 years, to be under the reign of two different British sovereigns. He will go down in history as the one who made the transition between Elizabeth II and Charles III. A brand that will also pose a problem to him: those who wanted to go fast in his reforms will have to wait.

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The busy program of the next few days for Charles III

Charles III will be proclaimed king at 11:00 (Paris time) during an Accession Council that brings together members of the royal family, the Prime Minister and Ministers of State.

A second announcement will take place on the London Stock Exchange at 1pm. He will then meet the Prime Minister and the main ministers at 3 pm. Parliament will then take a pledge of fidelity and express its condolences.

On Sunday Charles III will leave on a journey to be announced in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. He will hold an audience with Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Prime Minister, a member of the nationalist and independence party. The new ruler will deliver a speech in the Scottish Parliament and a mass will be held in St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

He will then be present on Monday at the Queen’s coffin procession in Edinburgh and then at the religious ceremony that follows. Finally, on Tuesday, she will travel to Northern Ireland.

The Queen’s remains are expected in Edinburgh

After leaving Balmoral, Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will reach Edinburgh this Sunday. First at the Royal Palace, then at the Cathedral, where the Scots will be able to meditate in front of her remains. On the spot, the emotion is strong. Joanna Chabas is our special correspondent on site.

What to remember from the king’s first speech

Charles III gave his first speech on Friday. The opportunity for him to renew his mother’s vow at the age of 21 to serve the British until her death:

“I renew before you this commitment to service for life”.

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Welcome to this live commentary dedicated to the proclamation ceremony of Charles III and the consequences of the protocol and national mourning after the death of Elizabeth II.

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