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Death of Elizabeth II: the image that made the front pages of British newspapers

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The image of the four children in military uniform, their backs to the coffin, praying with their heads bowed as the public continued to march made the front page of many British newspapers on Saturday.


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Lhe last weekend to meditate in front of the coffin of Elizabeth II: the line promises to be very long again on Saturday until Westminster Hall in London, where the sovereign rests until her funeral which is to be attended on Monday by hundreds of world leaders and crowned heads.


The death of Elizabeth II, very popular after more than 70 years of reign, has aroused immense emotion in the United Kingdom. After a cold night, the queue to see his coffin stretched for miles along the River Thames on Saturday morning and the wait was estimated at “at least 24 hours” according to the government.

Some 750,000 people could be queuing to view the Queen’s coffin, London transport officials say. The public has until Monday morning 06:30 (05:30 GMT) to pay their last respects to the sovereign.

The image that makes the headlines

Great moment Friday evening, “the vigil of the princes”: the four children of Elizabeth II – Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward – came for 15 minutes to watch over their mother’s coffin, as they had already done in Edinburgh.

The image of the four children in military uniform, their backs to the coffin, praying with their heads bowed as the public continued to march made the front page of many British newspapers on Saturday.

For the occasion, Andrew, deprived of most of his titles following accusations of sexual assault, was authorized to wear the uniform.



The eight grandchildren of the queen must also come to collect on Saturday evening.

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