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LIVE – The coffin of Elizabeth II heads for London

20:54

The crowd on the hearse route

The journey of the sovereign’s hearse to Buckingham Palace continues. During these forty minutes of procession, many Britons stop to see the procession.

On the A40, many cars stopped on the fast lane creating giant traffic jams. Some applause is heard.

20:39

Harry and Meghan arrive at Buckingham Palace

As the Queen’s coffin continues on its way to Buckingham Palace, Harry and Meghan have just arrived at the Palace, according to the BBC. Contrary to what had been announced by the protocol of the crown, Harry and his wife will meditate near the coffin.

“Members of the Royal Family will meet the Queen’s coffin when it arrives at Buckingham Palace shortly,” the news site writes.

The media specifies that the journalists have just seen the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive.

It is the first time since Balmoral that the Queen’s remains will be surrounded by the heir to the throne Charles, and his two grandsons: William and Harry, with their respective wives Kate and Meghan.

20:13

Elizabeth II’s coffin heads for Buckingham Palace

The royal coffin was transferred to a hearse before leaving Northolt Airport. He now goes to Buckingham Palace, where King Charles III, accompanied by Queen Consort Camilla, will welcome him.

The hearse should reach Buckingham Palace in about 50 minutes. The London rain did not deter the English, many of whom are on the side of the roads waiting to see the convoy pass. The hearse notably borrows a highway, where many cars are stopped on the hard shoulder in order to see the coffin one last time.

19:54

The royal coffin has arrived at Northolt Airport near London

The plane carrying the remains of Elizabeth II landed on English soil at Northolt airport.

Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defense and Liz Truss, the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom are on the tarmac to welcome the coffin before it is transported to London, to Buckingham Palace.

The plane carrying the coffin of Elizabeth II landed at Northolt Airport, England.
The plane carrying the coffin of Elizabeth II landed at Northolt Airport, England. © BFM TV

18:42

The remains of Elizabeth II left Edinburgh Airport

The Royal Air Force C17 Globemaster plane carrying Queen Elizabeth’s coffin took off from Edinburgh Airport on military honours.

The plane carrying the remains of Elizabeth II has taken off and is heading for London.The plane carrying the remains of Elizabeth II has taken off and is heading for London.
The plane carrying the remains of Elizabeth II has taken off and is heading for London. © BFM TV

He is heading for London, where he is expected in just under an hour.

18:15

The plane carrying the coffin of Elizabeth II prepares to take off

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was laid inside the Royal Air Force plane. The remains were carried in solemn silence, before being joined by Princess Anne.

The plane should land in London around 7:30 p.m. French time, after a 55-minute flight.

The plane carrying the remains of Elizabeth II prepares to take off from Edinburgh.The plane carrying the remains of Elizabeth II prepares to take off from Edinburgh.
The plane carrying the remains of Elizabeth II prepares to take off from Edinburgh. © BFM TV

18:09

Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives at Edinburgh Airport

The coffin of Elizabeth II is preparing to leave Scotland for good. He will fly to London in a Royal Air Force C17 Globemaster aircraft.

The royal convoy traveled 14 kilometers between Saint-Gilles Cathedral and the tarmac, to the applause and the last tributes of the Scots who crowded to the side of the roads to see the hearse.

Princess Anne escorts the body to the English capital, where the coffin will be welcomed by King Charles before spending the night at Buckingham Palace.

17:23

Elizabeth II’s coffin leaves Edinburgh

The coffin of Elizabeth II leaves St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh to the sound of bagpipes.

The last procession takes place in the presence of thousands of Scots, who came to pay homage one last time to their queen.

Princess Anne, present in Edinburgh, will escort her mother to London. The coffin will travel on board the Royal Air Force’s C17 Globemaster aircraft, an aircraft which has carried out many humanitarian missions in the past.

17:07

Charles III leaves Belfast to go to Buckingham Palace

The religious ceremony at Ste Anne’s Cathedral has come to an end. King Charles III allowed himself a walkabout after mass before heading to London to receive the queen’s coffin at Buckingham Palace.

The coffin should leave Edinburgh for the English capital in less than an hour.

16:08

Religious ceremony in Belfast

The king is at Ste Anne’s Cathedral, to attend a mass in memory of Queen Elizabeth.

14:48

The King addresses Northern Irish leaders

“My mother deeply felt the importance of the role she played in bringing together those whom history had separated and in reaching out to make possible the healing of long-standing wounds,” King Charles said. addressing the leaders of the main Irish parties, at Hillsborough Castle.

Before him, Alex Maskey, the leader of Sinn Féin, a party in favor of the reunification of Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland, spoke, welcoming the role of the queen, “witness to social and political changes”, important between his first visit in 1953 and his second trip in 2012.

“Yesterday an assembly of Unionists, Republicans, Nationalists gathered to pay their respects to the late Queen. When she first ascended the throne, no one would have expected such a diverse and inclusive assembly .”

13:12

A visit to Northern Ireland under tension

The new King Charles III travels this week the four nations of the United Kingdom but it is in Northern Ireland that the most important test of reconciliation awaits him.

Northern Ireland has only known peace since 1998, and it remains fragile.

Deeply devoted to Queen Elizabeth II, Northern Irish Unionists fear that their cause, belonging to the United Kingdom, is more threatened than ever, in a political context disrupted by Brexit and the historic rise of Republican nationalists, supporters of reunification with the neighboring Republic of Ireland.

Sinn Fein, for its part, refuses to recognize the authority of the monarchy in Northern Ireland, and does not occupy its seats in the Parliament of Westminster.

King Charles in IrelandKing Charles in Ireland
King Charles in Ireland © BFMTV

12:37

Brits flock to Edinburgh for farewells

The British rush by tens of thousands this Tuesday to meditate in front of the coffin of Elizabeth II in Edinburgh before its transfer to London, where a grandiose farewell is being prepared.

For several hours, thousands of anonymous people have been gathering, bowing, curtsying, signing themselves or wiping away a tear in front of the oak coffin which rests in the cathedral of the Scottish capital.

Very early Tuesday morning, the waiting time was around two hours but the queue should lengthen in the morning, warned the Scottish government.

The coffin of the queen, September 12 in Edinburgh.The coffin of the queen, September 12 in Edinburgh.
The coffin of the queen, September 12 in Edinburgh. © Jane Barlow – AFP

12:32

Russia, Belarus and Burma not invited to funerals

More than 500 leaders from countries around the world have been invited to the Queen’s funeral next Monday. Russia, Belarus and Burma are not on the list of invited countries.

Vladimir Putin said shortly after the queen’s death that he “did not plan” to attend her funeral.

12:28

King Charles III on his way to Ireland

Charles III and his wife Camilla are expected in Northern Ireland on Tuesday to meet the leaders of the main parties. Prime Minister Liz Truss will join them there.

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