It was another busy day as Heads of State arrived for the service and paid their respects to Her Majesty the Queen ahead of tomorrow’s state funeral. A portrait has been released. The aquamarine brooch she wears in the picture was given to her by her father, King George VI, for her 18th birthday.
Here are the headlines for the day.
- A service order for Westminster Abbey and St George’s Chapel has been announced.
- The Princess of Wales and First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska met at Buckingham Palace.
- The extraordinary group of heads of state assembled at Buckingham Palace is perhaps the largest ever diplomatic reception hosted by a monarch.
- There was a moment of national reflection.
Starting with the state funeral, starting with orders for tomorrow’s service. (You can see Click here to order service.)
from washington post:
The Reverend David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, will officiate at the state funeral, while the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop and Right-wing Pope, will preach. Justin Welby.
Before the service, the tenor bells of Westminster Abbey chime once a minute for 96 minutes, each charge representing one year of Elizabeth’s life.
A procession carries the Queen’s coffin from Westminster Hall to the Abbey before the service begins at 11am. It will be mounted on a battery towed by 98 Royal Navy sailors, a tradition that dates back to Queen Victoria’s funeral. Most members of the Bearer Party walk behind coffins from Westminster Hall, while others, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, join the procession to enter Westminster Abbey.
Children at Prince Philip’s memorial service.
Buckingham Palace announced on Sunday evening that Her Majesty’s great-grandchildren, aged 9 and 7, will join a procession down the nave at the start of services. They walk behind their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and in front of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, reflecting the position of their successors.
The Prince and Princess of Wales are understood to have thought “very carefully” before the funeral about whether or not to include their two older children, who called the late Queen “Gangan”.
Song selection details from now hello Talk.
Including The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want, sung at the Queen’s wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947.
Other hymns sung during funerals include Lord, the day you gave. And Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. The latter song has been featured at several royal weddings over the years, including Prince William and Princess Kate, Charles and Camilla, and Princess Eugenie.
You can watch the state funeral online.
from Telegraph’s coverage.
After the service, the Queen’s coffin is returned to the carriage by bearers and a procession led by NHS doctors and nurses travels to Hyde Park’s Wellington Arch.
The route is lined by troops from Westminster Abbey to the top of Constitution Hill at the Commonwealth Memorial Gate.
At Wellington Arch, the royal family watches as the Queen’s coffin is transferred to the new state hearse and, after the Queen approves the details, the journey to Windsor Castle begins.
At 3:53 pm, the procession stops at the bottom of the West Stairs of St George’s Chapel in the Horseshoe Cloister.
Bearers lift the coffin from the state hearse, from where it is carried in procession to the West Stairs.
and a service at St. George’s Chapel (see here) and Guardian’s site). It will also be televised.
According to Buckingham Palace, the UK had a one-minute moment of reflection tonight “an opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of Her Majesty The Queen.” Below is a scene at Piccadilly Circus.
Waterloo station staff and commuters mark the moment.
Prime Minister Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O’Leary.
People in the mall near Buckingham Palace.
As mentioned earlier, this evening there was a large diplomatic reception hosted by King Charles. Before the reception, the Princess of Wales met with Ukrainian First Lady, Olena Zelenska.
from The Mirrors coverage
The Princess of Wales met with Ukraine’s first lady ahead of the Queen’s state funeral.with Kate Middleton Olena Zelenska greeted each other at a special reception hosted by King Charles at Buckingham Palace on Sunday night.
They sat in gingham armchairs on either side of the fireplace, with purple orchids in the background. Zelenska had previously visited Westminster Hall to see the Queen lying in bed.
Today, the First Lady visited Westminster Hall in the state where Her Majesty the Queen lies. His wife, Inna Prystaiko (second her L), First Lady and sorry gentleman I don’t recognize.
Last week, President Zelensky visited the British Embassy and signed a condolence letter.
from his message.
On behalf of the people of Ukraine and myself, we extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Ukrainian women and men share this great loss. We send our condolences with all subjects of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the British Royal Family. The memory of Her Majesty and her devoted service to her people will forever remain in human history. ”
Many readers will remember when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent time with the President and Princess in October 2020.
see more this people Talk.
In March, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to the Ukrainian Cultural Center in London to hear about the efforts being made to help Ukrainians in the UK and across Europe.
In April, the royal couple visited the headquarters of the Disaster Emergency Committee in London to learn about their work in helping those affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Duke and Duchess at the Cultural Center in March.
And at DEC headquarters in April.
A number of visiting heads of state paid their respects at Westminster Hall before tonight’s reception. Below is Ireland’s Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina.
Princess Theodora, Queen Anne-Marie, Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece.
Emperor Naruhito of Japan.
King Letsie III of Lesotho.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron.
The Queen’s cousin, Queen Margrethe (right), Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (center).
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia.
King Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonya.
Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.
President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.
The President and First Lady also visited Lancaster House to formally express their condolences. Dr. Biden said: We will never forget her warmth, her kindness, and the conversations she had with her. May God grant her her eternal rest. ”
from evening standard Talk.
US President Joe Biden said the world is a better place because of the Queen.
“To all the people of England, to all the people of Britain, our hearts go out to you,” Biden said at Lancaster House.
“You were lucky to have her for 70 years, and so were we. ‘The world is better for her.'”
So let’s do a quick rundown of events around the UK. Inside the Palace of Westminster, a procession continues past the Queen’s coffin.
As if the cue to see her lying down was closed.
The changing of those guarding her coffin continued.
Maintenance such as wax of candle was perfect.
Inside Westminster Hall, the sun shines on the guards and mourners.
These are the early scenes from this morning’s queue.
The line passing the London Eye this afternoon.
Cue tonight as the sun went down.
People still visited Green Park to see the flowers brought from Buckingham Palace.
Windsor, Cambridge Gate scene.
and the line to get there.
People leave messages on walls in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
At the mall, people camp for the views.
Some are decorating barricades.
And outside Buckingham Palace, there was another rainbow. Shared by Annelise Nielsen, sky news australia Correspondent.
Regarding today’s wardrobe, the princess repeated the Catherine Walker dress she wore to Prince Philip’s memorial service. UFO No More Aquazzura Purist.