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Queen’s funeral – newest: King Charles flies to Scotland to mourn mom at Balmoral



Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin carried from Westminster Corridor forward of state funeral

King Charles III has flown to Scotland to privately mourn the dying of his mom, Queen Elizabeth II, at Balmoral Fort, stated to have been her favorite place.

The royal household should not anticipated to hold out any official engagements for an additional seven days as they observe an official interval of mourning, after Britain’s longest-reigning monarch was buried within the Royal Vaults at St George’s Chapel on Monday.

After 4 days lying-in-state in Westminster Corridor and 24 hours in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral, the Queen’s coffin was taken Westminster Abbey for her state funeral after which on to Windsor, as hundreds of individuals lined the streets in between.

Tradition secretary Michelle Donelan stated that she was “undecided of the precise costings” of the funeral, however insisted that “the British public would argue that that was cash effectively spent”, and insisted it was “downright preposterous” to query whether or not taxpayers ought to foot the invoice.

Whereas her division was nonetheless “crunching the numbers”, Ms Donelan stated roughly 250,000 individuals queued to see the Queen lying-in-state.

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A whole lot handled by paramedics or hospitalised in queue to see Queen’s coffin

The London Ambulance Service has revealed that 1,502 individuals have been handled by paramedics within the queue to see the Queen lying-in-state, with 174 individuals hospitalised.

The vast majority of incidents going through ambulance workers have been faints and falls, which brought about head accidents, paramedics stated beforehand.

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King Charles ‘flying to Balmoral to mourn for mom’

King Charles and the Queen Consort are travelling to Balmoral Fort to privately mourn the Queen at her favorite place, in keeping with the MailOnline.

The monitoring web site Flightradar24 exhibits that an plane left RAF Northolt simply previous to 11am on Tuesday and is because of land at Aberdeen Worldwide Airport at 12:14pm.

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‘Downright preposterous’ to say taxpayers shouldn’t fund Queen’s funeral, says minister

Tradition secretary Michelle Donelan has claimed it could be “downright preposterous” to recommend that state funding for the Queen’s funeral was not warranted.

The funeral can be funded from common taxation, regardless of the Queen’s private fortune of tons of of tens of millions of kilos – which can be exempt from inheritance tax.

In 2002, the Queen Mom’s funeral price an estimated £5m, together with association for the lying-in-state and safety, in keeping with a Home of Commons report.

Our coverage correspondent Jon Stone has extra on Ms Donelan’s feedback right here:

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Paddington rail providers resume after hundreds of mourners miss Queen’s funeral

Providers at Paddington railway station have resumed after a 27-hour suspension which brought about hundreds of mourners to overlook the Queen’s funeral.

Wires stretching for practically two miles have been broken within the space round Hayes and Harlington station at round 6.30am on Monday, that means all strains serving Paddington have been blocked, disrupting the journeys of many individuals travelling to London and Windsor for the Queen’s funeral.

The reason for the issue with the wires is being investigated.

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Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield tackle ‘queue-jumping’ allegations

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have insisted that they’d “by no means soar a queue”, as they addressed their go to to see the Queen lying-in-state, which had sparked some criticism.

Talking on Tuesday’s episode of This Morning, Willoughby stated: “Like tons of of accredited broadcasters and journalists we got official permission to entry the corridor. It was strictly for the aim of reporting on the occasion for tens of millions of individuals within the UK who haven’t been capable of go to Westminster in particular person.

‘We’d by no means soar a queue’: Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield on line skipping tales

“The foundations have been that we’d be shortly escorted across the edges to a platform on the again. In distinction, these paying respect walked alongside a carpeted space beside the coffin and got time to pause.

“Not one of the broadcasters and journalists there took anybody’s place within the queue and nobody filed previous the Queen. We after all revered these guidelines. Nonetheless, we realise that it could have appeared like one thing else, and due to this fact completely perceive the response. Please know that we’d by no means soar a queue.”

My colleague Isobel Lewis has extra particulars:

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Inexperienced Park quiet after receiving large crowds of mourners

Only a fraction of individuals have stopped in London’s Inexperienced Park to pay their respects this morning in contrast with latest days, with authorities on the royal park having reportedly been compelled at one level to shut the gates.

Oriol Julie, a 26-year-old photographer from Paris, stated she needed to recollect this second in historical past by taking footage earlier than the flower tributes are cleared.

“As a result of I’m a photographer, I wish to keep in mind this complete factor, as a result of everyone seems to be coming right here to pay respects,” she instructed the Press Affiliation. “I’ll hold [the photographs] for all times and possibly present it to my youngsters later.”

Alexandra Brown, a 37-year-old civil servant from Brixton instructed the information company: “It’s fairly emotional, It’s wonderful. All of the totally different international locations and totally different ages. It’s wonderful the influence she had on individuals.

“I believed given yesterday was just like the final ultimate day of mourning, as I haven’t been down, I believed this morning is sort of a pleasant sunny day, it’d be a pleasant time to see it earlier than all of it will get moved. I believed simply to come back down and skim a number of the messages, see some issues that folks have achieved and take it in.”

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Key moments from Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Our video group has this round-up of the important thing moments from Queen Elizabeth’s funeral yesterday:

Key moments from Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

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Police diverted from Queen’s funeral as spiritual violence ignites in Leicester

Law enforcement officials were diverted from the Queen’s funeral to take care of spiritual violence in Leicester, after disturbances broke out at what police stated was “an unplanned protest” on Saturday.

Forty-seven individuals have been arrested following violent clashes, believed to have damaged out between primarily younger males from the Hindu and Muslim communities.

My colleague Rory Sullivan has extra particulars right here:

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Voices | Queen’s funeral was a blinding pageantry of music and poetry

The Queen’s funeral was a “dazzling pageantry of music and poetry”, writes our affiliate editor Sean O’Grady:

When Elizabeth II turned Queen in February 1952, her grandmother – the strict Queen Mary, widow of George V – wrote to her with some queenly recommendation. “Keep in mind,” she stated, “that life is made up of loyalty: loyalty to your mates; loyalty to issues lovely and good; loyalty to the nation by which you reside; and, above all, for this holds all different loyalties collectively, loyalty to God.”

Now, having served nearly past what her bodily power would permit, the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey was an opportunity for the nation, the Commonwealth and many of the world there represented to offer thanks and reward for the loyal service of a mild Christian soul.

The abbey that married her, that topped her – and the place she took these sacred vows of literal life-long service – has now befittingly commemorated her.

You possibly can learn extra of his ideas on the service right here:

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No plans but for King Charles’s coronation, minister says

No plans have but been made or date mounted for King Charles’s coronation, the tradition secretary Michelle Donelan has stated.

Requested whether or not the proceedings must be scaled down because of the cost-of-living disaster, Ms Donelan instructed LBC: “We have to have a look at the plans on this and clearly the palace and the King can have quite a lot of enter into this.

“We solely simply completed our interval of nationwide mourning, so we haven’t achieved that but, as you’ll anticipate. And naturally, we can be contemplating all the things, however we haven’t made these selections but.

“We do wish to give the nation a second. After we look again on the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, it was a outstanding occasion the place the nation actually got here collectively. Should you look again on the Jubilee, how a lot we did for that and the way the nation got here collectively. And it could possibly in some ways increase the economic system as effectively.”

“Rallying a group, bringing them collectively, isn’t a foul factor,” the tradition secretary added.

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