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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin begins slow journey to Edinburgh

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Balmoral, Scotland, UK Reuters Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin began a six-hour journey from her home in the Scottish Highlands to Edinburgh on Sunday as crowds lined the roads in silence, paying tribute to the monarch who reigned for 70 years. At 10am, Elizabeth’s oak coffin, which had been in the ballroom of Balmoral Castle since she […]

Quick facts – Plans for the run-up to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

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London, UK Reuters The funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday aged 96, will take place on 19th September and her body will lie in state for four days prior to that, royal officials announced on Saturday. Here are details about events in the run-up to the funeral as provided so far […]

Queen was upbeat, shared memories in her final days, says clergyman

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London, UKReuters Queen Elizabeth II was upbeat, recalled childhood memories, and shared her anguish over the war in Ukraine, says a Scottish clergyman who dined with the monarch just days before her death. As Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields was invited last weekend to […]

King Charles to address a nation shaken by death of Queen

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Balmoral, Scotland Reuters Britain’s King Charles will address a country in mourning on Friday following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, the only monarch most Britons ever knew and the “spirit of the nation” for seven decades. Charles, who raced to be by the side of the Queen at her Scottish home on […]

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

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Balmoral, Scotland Reuters Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, the nation’s figurehead and a towering presence on the world stage for seven decades, died peacefully at her home in Scotland on Thursday aged 96. “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members […]

Tearful crowds sing ‘God Save the Queen’ at Buckingham Palace

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London, UK Reuters Thousands of people gathered outside Buckingham Palace in London, shedding tears and singing God Save the Queen in an impromptu show of emotion as news emerged that Queen Elizabeth had died. A double rainbow arched over the London skyline shortly before well-wishers fell into stunned silence as the palace lowered its Union Jack […]