Buckingham Palace unveils the route of the Queen’s coffin funeral procession to Windsor
Buckingham Palace revealed this Friday afternoon the route of the funeral procession of the queen’s coffin which will take place on Monday, according to several British media.
This was “planned with the public in mind”, authorities said. It will depart from Hyde Park Corner in central London and go all the way to Windsor.
Charles III has just left Cardiff Castle
The new king has left Cardiff Castle after speaking with the Welsh Prime Minister. He will now go to visit local associations, before returning to London in the evening.
At 8:30 p.m., the children of Elizabeth II will watch over her coffin one last time in Westminster Hall.
‘She will be missed’: David Beckham speaks out after paying homage to the Queen’s coffin
David Beckham went this Friday afternoon to the queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall. “It’s really very difficult to describe this moment,” he said as he left the building.
“We were very lucky as a nation to have had a person who led us like Her Majesty for so long with kindness, kindness, benevolence,” said the former footballer.
“She always reassured us, we always felt safe thanks to her and that will continue with the royal family. […] I think Her Majesty was a special person, she will be missed here in the UK and around the world.”
David Beckham will enter Westminster Hall to pay his respects before the Queen’s coffin
Among the thousands of people lining up this Friday to pay their respects to the queen’s coffin is David Beckham.
The former footballer is going through security checks before entering Westminster Hall, according to our special correspondents.
Charles III arrives at Cardiff Castle to cheers and boos
King Charles III arrived at the castle in Cardiff, to applause but also to boos.
After an hour of private meeting with the Welsh Prime Minister, the new king will enjoy a new walkabout inside the castle, with 2000 people.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand paid tribute to the Queen at Westminster Hall
Jacinda Ardern visited the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall on Friday afternoon, according to several foreign media. She is among the first foreign dignitaries to pay tribute to Elizabeth II.
According to Stéphane Bern, Emmanuel Macron will give “a very sober and symbolic gift” to Charles III
Emmanuel Macron will give King Charles III a “very sober and very symbolic” gift when he travels to the United Kingdom from Sunday evening for the funeral of Elizabeth II, according to Stéphane Bern.
It will be “the photo album of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1957, in particular to the Palace of Versailles”, he indicated at the microphone of BFMTV, judging these photos “absolutely magnificent”.
Macron will meet Charles III on Sunday evening, the day before Elizabeth II’s funeral
The French president will arrive in the United Kingdom on Sunday evening, the day before the funeral of Elizabeth II.
“I will be going on Sunday evening with my wife at the invitation of King Charles. Obviously we will be at the Queen’s funeral the next day. It will be a moment of contemplation and emotion alongside the British people,” said Emmanuel Macron.
The president also announced that he had “the opportunity to invite, but things will be done in their time, King Charles to come to France, when it is appropriate for him”.
Charles III leaves Parliament to cheers, and now joins Cardiff Castle
After speaking for a few moments in front of the Welsh Parliament, Charles III took to the road again to reach Cardiff Castle.
Anti-monarchy placards outside Cardiff Castle
Minutes from Charles III’s arrival at Cardiff Castle, several signs hostile to the monarchy were seen in the crowd of people waiting outside the building.
“End of the title of Princes of Wales”, can we read on one of them.
Charles III addresses the Welsh Parliament
The new King Charles III speaks in English and Welsh before the Parliament of Wales.
“During all the years of his reign, Wales could not have been closer to my mother’s heart,” began the king.
Anti-monarchy protests: Police will only intervene if ‘absolutely necessary’
As anti-monarchy protests are planned around Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, police have said they will only intervene if “absolutely necessary”, according to SkyNews.
“Our response will be proportionate, it will be balanced and officers will only act where absolutely necessary,” she explained.
Pope Francis will not attend the funeral of Elizabeth II
Pope Francis will not attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which will take place Monday at Westminster Abbey in London, the Vatican announced on Friday.
The Vatican’s “Minister” of Foreign Affairs, “Bishop Paul Gallagher, will represent Pope Francis” at the funeral, the Vatican said in a statement.
Charles III arrives in front of the Welsh Parliament
The new King Charles III has just arrived before the Welsh Parliament. Harp notes echo through the building.
Outside, many Welsh came to greet Charles III.
King Charles III enjoys a walkabout in Cardiff
Charles III visited Wales on Friday, the last stop on his tour of the new king in the United Kingdom, three days before the state funeral of his mother Elizabeth II.
In Cardiff, the king offered himself a walkabout.
Access to the queue to see the suspended coffin of Elizabeth II
Access to the queue to see the coffin of Elizabeth II was suspended Friday in London, due to high attendance.
Initially, the government announced that this suspension should last “at least six hours”. “The slots for the afternoon have been filled,” he then clarified. “Do not try to join the queue before it reopens”.
Before this announcement, the waiting time had risen to 2 p.m., people waiting night and day for miles to be able to gather briefly in front of the sovereign’s coffin on display in Westminster Hall.
Charles III in Wales
Hello everyone and welcome to this live. Charles III is this Friday in Wales, three days before the national funeral of his mother Elizabeth II where hundreds of leaders from around the world are expected.
He is completing a tour of the four constituent nations of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) in Cardiff, where he attended a church service with Queen Consort Camilla, before a planned reception with representatives local policies