the Queen’s coffin leaves Balmoral Castle heading for Edinburgh

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12:15 p.m. : Noon, let’s take a look at the news of the day:

#UKRAINE The last reactor in operation at the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant is shut down, according to the Ukrainian operator Energoatom. “Last night, after the restoration of one of the transmission lines”, “it became possible to supply the internal needs of the power plant with the Ukrainian energy system. (…) It was therefore decided to shut down reactor number 6″, he specifies.

#UKRAINE Ukraine claims to have retaken more than 3,000 km2 of territory from Russian forces this month. Yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that Ukrainian troops had managed to retake about 2,000 km2 of territory since the beginning of the month. Follow our live.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II left the Scottish castle of Balmoral this morning. The coffin procession to Edinburgh is expected to take around six hours today, over almost 300 kilometres. Follow our live.

In an appeal to the European Union, published by the Sunday newspaper, around 180 scientists from around the world are calling on the 27 Member States to ban destructive fishing methods and industrial activities in marine protected areas.

11:33 am : A sad and poignant moment as Her Majesty, The Queen leaves her beloved Balmoral for the final time. Today, as she makes her journey to Edinburgh, Scotland will pay tribute to an extraordinary woman.

11:33 am : The procession arrives at Ballater, a village near Balmoral Castle. On Twitter, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, evokes “a sad and poignant moment”. “Scotland will pay tribute to this extraordinary woman”, she adds.

11:28 : The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is attended in particular by Princess Anne and her husband, Sir Tim Laurence. Here are the images of the departure from Balmoral Castle:

(FRANCEINFO)

11:20 a.m. : Could the kingdom break up after the death of Queen Elizabeth II? At the time of the coffin procession of the sovereign in Scotland, the question of the independence of this nation from the United Kingdom resurfaces. A debate which will nevertheless wait for the end of the period of mourning, react Scots interviewed by franceinfo.

11:13 a.m. : A surreal moment watching #QueenElizabethII leave Balmoral for the final time, it all feels very real now seeing the hearse. Fantastic commentary of the beginning of her final journey by @AnnitaBBC for @BBCNews @BBCOne https://t.co/lNZza73QZQ

11:12 a.m. : The coffin leaves from the residence where the queen liked to spend the summer. The coffin procession to Edinburgh is expected to take around six hours today, over almost 300 kilometres. Follow our live.

11:10 a.m. : Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has left Scotland’s Balmoral Castle, heading for Edinburgh.

10:35 a.m. : Edinburgh prepares to welcome the Queen @franceinfo

10:33 am : A sea of ​​floral tributes for HM Queen Elizabeth II at the gates of Balmoral.

10:33 am : A beautiful morning on Royal Deeside where HM Queen Elizabeth II will leave her beloved Balmoral for the last time at 10 am.

10:29 : The coffin of Elizabeth II will soon leave Balmoral Castle in the direction of Edinburgh, a procession of almost 300 kilometers which will be followed by many spectators. The procession will head towards Ballater, then Aberdeen, before arriving in the early afternoon in Dundee and then in Edinburgh at 4 p.m. local time.

10:08 : “There was a great attachment to the queen, less to the monarchy.” Our journalists Marine Cardot and Zoé Aucaigne interviewed researcher Isabelle Baudino, a specialist in British civilization. The death of Elizabeth II risks widening the divide within the country, because this tutelary figure is no longer there”she believes.

People came to lay flowers and pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II outside Buckingham Palace in London, UK, on ​​September 9, 2022. (BEN STANSALL / AFP)

(BEN STANSALL / AFP)

10:50 a.m. : 9 a.m., let’s make a first update on the news:

The last reactor in operation at the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant is shut down, announces the Ukrainian operator Energoatom. Follow our live.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will leave Scotland’s Balmoral Castle for Edinburgh today, before returning to London on Tuesday. A large crowd is expected on the route of the funeral procession. Follow our live.

A third mandate for the left, or a new right and extreme right bloc? Parliamentary elections are taking place today in Sweden, alongside regional and municipal elections. For the first time, the traditional Swedish right is planning to govern with the Democrats of Sweden (SD), a nationalist and anti-immigration party.

PSG resume their throne as leaders of Ligue 1 after their sluggish victory against Brest. His runner-up, OM, won in the evening against Lille (2-1).

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