United Kingdom buries Queen Elizabeth II after state funeral
Monday, September 26, 2022
The royal state funeral at Westminster Abbey was attended by some two thousand people including hundreds of national leaders, heads of state and foreign royalty. "Few leaders receive the outpouring of love that we have seen," said. Outside hundreds of thousands of people had gathered in the streets of London to pay their respects to Elizabeth and witness the procession.
After the funeral service, Elizabeth was transported toat Windsor Castle where she was lowered into the Royal Vault, the final resting place of many former British monarchs. Here, the was removed from the coffin.
In the evening, Elizabeth was moved towhich is a separate part of St George's. A private family service was held and she was buried next to her husband, father, mother and sister.
Elizabeth died Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96 at Scotland after a reign of 70 years. The news was announced at 18:30 ( ) by a formal notice outside . Earlier that day various members of the had traveled to Balmoral to be by the side of the Queen as doctors said they became concerned for the 96-year-old monarch's health. Elizabeth's husband and Prince Consort, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died in 2021 at the age of 99.,
Elizabeth's eldest son, Charles the former Wales, automatically became King on her death and will be known as . His eldest son, William, inherited the from his father, whilst retaining his title of . Charles was officially proclaimed as King last Saturday by the in a televised ceremony at in London. All living former prime ministers were in attendance.of
"We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother," said Charles in a statement. "I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world."
Just two days prior, Elizabeth II was still performing her duties as head-of-state as she approved Liz Truss as the new prime minister, succeeding Boris Johnson who tendered his resignation in person to the Queen on the same day.
Truss called Elizabeth "the rock on which modern Britain was built" and "provided us with the stability and strength that we needed". She declared Britain to be "devastated" by her death. About the new monarch, Charles, Truss said, "We offer him our loyalty and devotion, just as his mother devoted so much, to so many, for so long. And with the passing of the second Elizabethan age, we usher in a new era in the magnificent history of our great country, exactly as Her Majesty would have wished, by saying the words 'God save the King'."
Born in London on April 21, 1926 as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, she was not in the immediate line of succession to the throne. King, however, abdicated in 1936 to Elizabeth's father, King and Elizabeth became heir apparent.
During World War II, Elizabeth began making public statements at the age of 14 with the first being a message to children who had been evacuated. After reaching the age of 18, she served with the as a truck driver.
In 1947, she married Philip with whom she had four children: Charles (1948),(1950), (1960) and (1964).
Elizabeth's reign was the longest in the history of Britain and theof all recorded history. She presided over fifteen different prime ministers starting with . A funeral scheduled to take place after ten days of mourning for the Queen.
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