Britain continued its official interval of mourning Monday, precisely one week earlier than the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Quite a few scheduled engagements had been happening across the nation.
King Charles III in parliament
The 2 homes of the British Parliament got here collectively Monday in London’s Westminster Corridor for members to precise their condolences on to the brand new monarch, King Charles III, and his spouse Queen Consort Camilla, on their private loss.
“Parliament is the dwelling and respiration instrument of our democracy,” the king informed the gathered politicians. “Whereas very younger, her late majesty pledged herself to serve her nation and her folks and to take care of the dear rules of constitutional authorities which lie on the coronary heart of our nation. This vow she saved with unsurpassed devotion. She set an instance of selfless responsibility which, with God’s assist and your counsels, I’m resolved faithfully to observe.”
Journey to Edinburgh
King Charles and Camilla then left London to fly to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, the place the queen’s coffin arrived yesterday after an extended journey by automotive from her highland property in Balmoral.
Upon arriving, Charles will likely be given the ceremonial keys to the town on the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the royal palace in Edinburgh.
Procession alongside Royal Mile
Queen Elizabeth’s coffin will likely be processed down the Royal Mile, a thoroughfare by means of the outdated metropolis of Edinburgh, to St. Giles’ Cathedral. King Charles, together with different members of the royal household, will stroll behind the coffin throughout the procession.
A service will then happen at St. Giles’ Cathedral to rejoice Queen Elizabeth’s life and her connection to Scotland.
Mendacity in state
The queen’s coffin will lie in state in St. Giles’ Cathedral for twenty-four hours, providing members of the general public their first alternative to go to and pay their respects in individual.
After one other movement of condolence is made by the Scottish Parliament, Queen Elizabeth’s youngsters, together with the king, will maintain a vigil round her coffin Monday afternoon.