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Death of Elizabeth II – LIVE: King Charles III has left Balmoral Castle, here’s when he will address the British

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The United Kingdom is entering a new era: the new King Charles III must address his subjects on Friday, in mourning after the death of Elizabeth II which caused an immense wave of emotion in the world. The disappearance of the 96-year-old sovereign, who died Thursday at her Scottish residence in Balmoral after 70 years of reign, has opened a period of mourning for the country.

King Charles III must address the British on Friday and respond, in one of the first public acts of his reign, to the immense emotion aroused by the death of Elizabeth II beyond the borders of his kingdom. A period of national mourning begins in the United Kingdom until the funeral, in ten days, of the sovereign who died “peacefully” Thursday at the age of 96 in her residence of Balmoral in Scotland.

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King Charles III will address the British at 7:00 p.m. (Belgian time)

King Charles III will address Britons at 6 p.m., or 7 p.m. in Belgium, in his first televised address as sovereign after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle has announced. Mr Hoyle indicated that the Tributes in Parliament sitting would be suspended”while His Majesty the King addresses the nation“.

2:12 p.m. – In front of Buckingham Palace, tributes pour in

In front of Buckingham Palace, the tributes are numerous, and come from all Britons: young, old, from all walks of life. Our special correspondent Amélie Schildt notes on the spot a real gathering of all the people around their late queen. These tributes continue despite the rain, and should continue even more intensely, since the weekend is about to begin.

2:10 p.m. – “A particular and heavy atmosphere”, describes our journalist from Balmoral

Our special correspondent Michael Menten is live from Balmoral this afternoon, in front of the castle where Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 on Thursday. Arriving in front of the castle gates this Friday morning, our journalist was “surprised by the world”. But also, by the atmosphere “heavywho reigns at Balmoral: “We also felt a particular, heavy atmosphere, the people around us are whispering, sometimes praying, laying flowers everywhere, some are even trying to look through the railings. But for the moment there is no movement, it reigns here absolute silence”, he explains.

1:50 p.m. – King Charles III will address the British at 5:00 p.m. GMT

King Charles III will address Britons at 5:00 p.m. GMT in his first televised address as sovereign following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle has announced. Mr Hoyle said the Tributes in Parliament would be suspended ‘while His Majesty the King addresses the nation’.

1:45 p.m. – “The end of a period”, testifies Prime Minister Alexander De Croo

Prime Minister Alexander de Croo signed a book of condolences at the British Embassy in Brussels. “It’s the end of a period but not the end of a long period but not the end of the values ​​she had: dignity, respect, the will to reconcile people during difficult times. She (the Queen Elizabeth II editor’s note) will remain a strong symbol”, he indicated.

1:30 p.m. – Charles will be officially proclaimed king on Saturday morning

Charles III will be officially proclaimed king on Saturday morning at a meeting of the Council of Succession in London, Buckingham Palace said in a statement. This council will meet at 10 a.m. local (0900 GMT) at St. James’s Palace and the proclamation will be read in public an hour later from the balcony of this residence, then in all the provinces of the United Kingdom the following day.

1:21 p.m. – Elizabeth II, “one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known”, according to Liz Truss

British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Friday paid tribute in parliament to the late Queen Elizabeth II, hailing “one of the greatest leaders the world has known” and “the greatest diplomat” of the United Kingdom.
“Her words of wisdom gave us strength in the most trying times. During the darkest times of the pandemic, she gave us hope that we would meet again,” said the head of government, dressed in black, before being received in the afternoon by King Charles III.

1:10 p.m. – Bells are rung across the UK in memory of Elizabeth II

Church bells rang across the UK on Friday in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 on Thursday after 70 years of reign. The bells of St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London, as well as those of Windsor Castle, notably came to life as the new King Charles III was en route to London from the Scottish residence of Balmoral.

12:47 p.m. – The Queen of Denmark cancels a large part of her jubilee

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe has decided to cancel much of her jubilee festivities scheduled for this weekend in Copenhagen following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the royal palace has announced. The 82-year-old Danish sovereign, who becomes with the disappearance of her distant cousin the European monarch with the longest reign in progress, was to celebrate with fanfare the 50th anniversary of her arrival on the throne.

But the party was cut off from most of its public appearances, including a carriage parade through the streets of Copenhagen and an appearance in front of the crowd on the balcony of the royal palace, according to the new program broadcast by the court on Friday noon.

12:35 p.m. – All Premier League football matches postponed

The Premier League, the English football championship, postpones all meetings scheduled for this weekend in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

12:27 p.m. – King Charles III left Scottish Balmoral Castle for London

King Charles III left Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Friday for London, from where he is to address the British on television in the evening for the first time since the death of his mother Elizabeth II, noted a photographer from AFP. The new sovereign and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, drove out of the estate of the residence, where the monarch died on Thursday after 70 years of reign.

11:45 a.m. – Prince Harry leaves the royal residence

The Duke of Sussex was the last member of the Royal Family to arrive at Balmoral Castle last night following news of his grandmother’s death and is the first to leave this morning. He was photographed at 8.28am leaving the royal residence, sitting in a Range Rover. He then boarded a British Airways plane bound for Heathrow.

On the tarmac, Prince Harry was filmed comforting an airport worker with a reassuring hand on her shoulder after she offered her condolences. He then boarded the aircraft, escorted by security guards.

11:35 a.m. – New Zealand: 96 cannon shots fired in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal New Zealand Regiment of Artillery fires a 96-gun salute in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 after a 70-year reign.

11:10 a.m. – 96 cannon shots will be fired

At 1:00 p.m. local time (12:00 GMT) on Friday, 96 cannon shots will be fired from several locations in London including Hyde Park and the Tower of London.

11 a.m. – Funeral expected in ten days

The funeral, at Westminster Abbey, is expected in ten days, around Monday, September 19. The Queen will then be buried in the chapel at Windsor Castle. The royal residences, some of which are open to the public, such as the museums of Buckingham Palace, Balmoral in Scotland or Sandringham in the East of England, will remain closed until the funeral, said the services of the new King Charles III .

The flags have been lowered there and will remain so until 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) the day after the end of the royal mourning. The public is invited to bring flowers to royal residences across the UK but no condolence books will be opened as tributes can be left online.

10:45 a.m. – King Charles III decrees a period of mourning up to seven days after the funeral

A period of mourning will be observed by the British royal family from now until seven days after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace announced Friday morning.

10:30 a.m. – Prince Philip’s coffin will be moved again

The funeral will take place ten days after the death of the sovereign at Westminster Abbey in London with dignitaries expected from all over the world. The Queen, who died 17 months after her husband Prince Philip is finally expected to join him for his eternal rest. But it is the coffin of the latter which will be moved.

10:10 a.m. – The British Embassy opens a register of condolences and thanks Belgium

The British Embassy in Brussels opened a register of condolences on Friday for people wishing to express their support for the British royal family or pay their last respects to Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday evening at the age of 96. The British Ambassador to Belgium, Martin Shearman, expressed, in a tweet published Thursday evening, his “thanks for the support received from Belgium”.