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Queen funeral upates newest: Coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace as mourners line streets



Queen Elizabeth’s coffin arrives at RAF Northolt forward of journey to Buckingham Palace

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Buckingham Palace, the place it will likely be acquired by King Charles III and different senior royals.

The Queen’s coffin was introduced from St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh on Tuesday, on a journey marked by large traces of mourners filling the streets of the 2 capital cities.

The brand new monarch returned to Buckingham Palace from Northern Eire on Tuesday night, the place he advised Stormont leaders that his mom “by no means ceased to hope for one of the best of instances for this place and for its individuals, whose tales she knew, whose sorrows our household had felt, and for whom she had a fantastic affection and regard”.

His phrases got here because the chief of anti-monarchy group Republic, Graham Smith, labelled the arrests of protesters a “scandal” and stated to count on additional demonstrations.

The accession of a brand new king is a “political act and one which goes to the guts of what’s incorrect with the monarchy”, he stated. “It’s completely everybody’s proper to protest and converse out on any situation they please and the police should defend that proper, not trample throughout it.”

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Harry and William to affix King Charles in procession behind Queen’s coffin

Prince Harry and Prince William will stroll alongside their father, King Charles III, as they comply with the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, the place the late monarch will lie in state.

Following Queen Elizabeth II’s demise at Balmoral Fortress, she lay in state for twenty-four hours at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, earlier than her coffin was received by her children, grandchildren and their spouses at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night, as crowds of mourners paid their respects outdoors the gates.

After being laid in a single day within the Bow Room, a room within the palace’s west wing utilized by the Queen to host world leaders, the monarch will depart her longstanding house in London for a remaining time in a procession as a consequence of start at 2.22pm on Wednesday.

Learn the total story right here:

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Princess Anne’s tribute as Scotland says remaining farewell to the Queen: ‘An honour and a privilege’

The Princess Royal stated it was an “honour and a privilege” to accompany the Queen’s coffin because it left Scotland yesterday on its journey to Buckingham Palace.

The late monarch’s solely daughter stated the love and respect proven to the Queen on her journey from Balmoral to Edinburgh and onto London had been “each humbling uplifting”.

Crowds broke into applause because the coffin was taken from St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, the place some 26,000 well-wishers had queued for a lot of hours across the clock to pay their respects.

Learn the total story right here:

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Oprah sparks backlash for suggesting Queen’s demise might give Harry and Meghan ‘alternative for peacemaking’

Oprah Winfrey has sparked a debate over her position within the tensions between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and members of the royal household after suggesting that Queen Elizabeth II’s passing supplies “a chance for peacemaking”.

“Nicely, that is what I feel,” the talk-show host stated on Monday. “I feel in all households – you understand, my father handed lately, this summer season, and when all households come collectively for a typical ceremony, the ritual of, you understand, burying your lifeless, there’s a chance for peacemaking. And hopefully, there will likely be that.”

Our US life-style editor Chelsea Ritschel has the small print:

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Hundreds of sufferers face cancelled NHS appointments or operations as a consequence of Queen’s funeral

Hundreds of hospital and GP appointments have been cancelled because of the public vacation surrounding the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

Many hospitals are to postpone outpatient appointments and deliberate operations due to diminished staffing, whereas most GP surgical procedures will even shut.

Our well being correspondent Rebecca Thomas has the total report right here:

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Route revealed for mourners queueing to see Queen’s coffin at Westminster Corridor

Particulars of the route for mourners queuing to see Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state in London have been introduced by the federal government.

Enormous numbers of individuals anticipated to flock to Westminster Corridor, the oldest constructing on the parliamentary property, to mourn her passing, and the Division for Tradition, Media and Sport has printed its official steerage for these planning to take action:

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Prince Harry addresses rule prohibiting him from sporting navy uniform to occasions honouring the Queen

Prince Harry has requested that the main target proceed to stay on the late Queen and her funeral, moderately than on what he’ll put on, after studies that he wouldn’t be permitted to put on his navy uniform whereas he mourns his grandmother.

The Duke of Sussex, who served two entrance line excursions of responsibility in Afghanistan, addressed the rule barring him from sporting his navy uniform in an announcement launched by means of his spokesperson on Tuesday.

My colleague Chelsea Ritschel studies:

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UK cinemas to shut or display screen the Queen’s funeral totally free on Monday

The vast majority of the UK’s cinema chains will shut on Monday in gentle of the Queen’s funeral, whereas others are providing to display screen the occasion totally free, my colleague Tom Murray studies.

The UK launch of romantic comedy Ticket To Paradise, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, has additionally been pushed again from 16 September till the day after the funeral.

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What are your rights to protest in opposition to the monarchy?

A number of anti-monarchy protesters have been arrested or spoken to by police within the UK, sparking questions in regards to the legal guidelines round freedom of speech.

Our house affairs editor Lizzie Dearden has this complete explainer on what rights individuals should protest the monarchy:

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Middle Parcs rows again on resolution to turf out visitors on day of Queen’s funeral

Middle Parcs has reversed a call to shut its lodging for the Queen’s funeral on Monday after a backlash from visitors.

Prospects had been advised they’d be turfed out at 10am on Monday September 19 for twenty-four hours, forcing them to seek out various lodging.

After receiving complaints, Middle Parcs has supplied to permit visitors on “longer period breaks” to stay on web site on Monday.

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Princess Anne’s tribute as Scotland says remaining farewell to the Queen

My colleague Holly Bancroft studies on the day’s occasions from Edinburgh:

The Princess Royal stated it was an “honour and a privilege” to accompany the Queen’s coffin because it left Scotland on Tuesday on its journey to Buckingham Palace.

The late monarch’s solely daughter, stated the love and respect proven to the Queen on her journey from Balmoral to Edinburgh and onto London had been “each humbling and uplifting”.

Crowds broke into applause because the coffin was taken from St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, the place some 26,000 well-wishers had queued for a lot of hours across the clock to pay their respects.

You may learn the total report right here:

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