The last journey of Elizabeth which will end with the funeral on Monday 19th. The coffin leaves the castle of Balmoralin Scotland where the queen died on 8 September and after a journey of nearly 300 kilometers will reach Edinburgh. There are thousands of people along the way.
Champions League, Rangers-Napoli postponed
The second game of the Naples in the Champions League group against i Rangers from Glasgowscheduled for Tuesday 13 September in Scotland, will be moved to the next day for reasons of public order related to the death of Queen Elizabeth. We will then play Wednesday 14 to 21. UEFA made it official. The away fans sector will remain closed.
The new British monarch, Charles III, was also proclaimed king in Northern Ireland
The new British monarch, Charles IIIwas also proclaimed king in northern Ireland. The ceremony took place in the castle of Hillsboroughofficial residence of the royal family.
China, Xi congratulates Carlo: “Let’s strengthen friendship”
The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, congratulated the new British king, Charles III, on his accession to the throne. In the message, Xi says he is willing to “expand friendly exchanges, a mutually beneficial collaboration” and “to strengthen dialogue on global issues”
London police, 2 million people on the street
There Metropolitan Police from London provides that, starting now, every day 2 millions of people will take to the streets of the British capital to pay homage to Elizabeth II
“Scotland will honor her”, the farewell of Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon
“Queen Elizabeth II leaves her beloved Balmoral for the last time. It is a sad and moving moment. “The homage of the Scottish premier, Nicola Sturgeon, in a tweet. “Today – she adds – she is making her last trip to Edinburgh. Scotland will pay homage to an extraordinary woman”
The first stop in Ballater, a symbol of his faith
The first village he will cross is Ballater, where a small crowd has already gathered. Locals gathered en masse in front of the church overlooking the village where the queen used to go to mass on Sundays with other royals when she was in Balmoral.
In recent days the reverend Iain Greenshieldsmoderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland, one of the last people to have met the sovereign, recalled the solid faith of the queen: even beyond the roles of head of the Anglican Church, protector of the Scottish Church and ‘defensor fidei’ linked to the his titles (now transmitted to King Charles).
The other ceremony in Scotland, for Charles III
A handover ceremony will also take place in Scotland today with the proclamation of the new king, Charles IIIfirst on the Royal Mile of Edinburgh at the end of the morning and then in the castle of the city. Tomorrow the Scottish capital will be the scene of another traditional and evocative ceremony, the ‘Ceremony of the Keys‘: an ancient custom that provides for the delivery of the keys of Edinburgh to the new king who returns them to the city so that he can protect them in the best possible way.
How the journey of the coffin will unfold
You are gamekeeper’s Balmoralthe summer retreat where the queen died on Thursday, will transport the queen’s oak coffin on a hearse to begin the six-hour journey through Scottish towns to the palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. There is crowds along the way: at dawn today, flowers and other freebies such as a small Paddington bear toy and a hand-drawn picture of the queen were piled up outside the Balmoral estate.
Elizabeth’s last journey has begun, first stop Edinburgh
Started the last journey of Elizabeth towards the final home of his burial. The coffin of the Queenwho died at the age of 96 on 8 September, is destined to be transferred in the next few hours from the residence of Balmoral to be carried in procession through a path that will pass through some other Scottish cities (Aberdeen, Perth, Dundee) as far as Edinburgh, where its first public exhibition is scheduled. The arrival a Edinburgh in six hours. There are thousands of people along the way.
In the capital of the Scotlandthe public tribute is scheduled for 24 hours on Monday, then on Tuesday the coffin will be flown to London to Buckingham Palace and from Wednesday it will be exhibited for 4 days in the Palace of Westminster, before the solemn state funeral scheduled for Monday 19.
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