Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96, King Charles III has announced the following procedures, which include a “Royal Mourning” period as a sign of respect and gratitude to his cherished mother. A funeral date has not yet been determined, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
Statement made by King Charles III
The statement says as follows on behalf of King Charles III: “Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, it is His Majesty The King’s wish that a period of Royal Mourning be observed from now until seven days after The Queen’s Funeral. The date of the Funeral will be confirmed in due course.” Elaborating on the Royal Mourning period for The Queen, the statement continued, “Royal Mourning will be observed by Members of the Royal Family, Royal Household staff and Representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, together with troops committed to Ceremonial Duties.”
Additionally, Royal Residences’ Flags “shall stay at half-mast until the morning after the final day of royal mourning, or until 8 a.m. The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company will fire “Royal Salutes” today at 1300 BST in Hyde Park and the Tower of London, respectively. There will be one round fired for every year The Queen lived.”
The public may leave floral tributes at the following royal residences, which will all be closed until after Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Buckingham Palace, W. Castle, Sandringham Estate, Balmoral Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Hillsborough Castle, at designated locations. Finally, despite the fact that “the Royal Residences do not have actual Books of Condolence,” an online Book of Condolence has been created “to write messages” for the royal family.
He will address the UK today
King Charles III was reportedly seen departing Balmoral for London, where he will address the UK today at 6 p.m. Tomorrow, Saturday, September 9, at 10 am BST (2:30 pm IST), the Accession Council will proclaim the King.
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