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Heads of state and government converge on London for the funeral of Elizabeth II on Monday

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At 9 p.m. (8 p.m. in London) the United Kingdom will come to a standstill for a “moment of reflection“in memory of its monarch with unprecedented longevity in its history.

While hundreds of thousands of people lined up in front of the monarch’s remains, only one incident stood out: a man was charged with disturbing the public order after leaving the line and approaching the coffin on Friday , the Metropolitan police said in a statement on Saturday evening.

“I saw the king!”

On Saturday, King Charles and his son Prince William enjoyed a surprise walkabout near Lambeth Bridge. The new sovereign, far less popular than his mother was, exchanged a few words and shook hands, as he has done on several occasions during his tour this week through the four nations of the United Kingdom, from Belfast to Cardiff.

I saw the king! Our eyes met !“, jubilant Geraldine Potts-Ahmad, in tears. “He will become the best king“, predicted the fifties, still under the influence of emotion.

Now Prince of Wales, William, 40, took part on Saturday with his brother Harry, with whom he has a notoriously difficult relationship, in a vigil around the coffin, with the Queen’s six other grandchildren.