The Queen’s son Charles is now the king and his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort. As per the palace, the two will stay at Balmoral overnight and travel to London on Friday.
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The BBC played the national anthem over a portrait of the queen in full regalia as the queen’s death was announced. The flag over Buckingham Palace was lowered to half staff.
All about Queen Elizabeth’s funeral arrangements:
The funeral will place will take place 10 days after Queen Elizabeth’s death. It will be followed by a national period of mourning.
Elizabeth’s funeral is expected to be held at Westminster Abbey She would become the first sovereign to have a funeral there since 1760.
The queen is expected to be buried in a private burial at St. George’s Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle. She will be buried next to her father King George VI, sister Princess Margaret and late husband Prince Philip.
Reacting to the Queen’s death, French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that the queen “embodied continuity and the unity of the British nation over 70 years. I retain the memory of a friend of France, a queen of hearts who marked as never before her country and her century.”
Germany’s foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, said, “Germany remains forever grateful that she stretched out her hand to us in reconciliation after the terror of World War II.”
Italian Premier Mario Draghi in a condolence message hailed the queen as having been “the absolute protagonist of world history of the last 70 years.” Draghi, who is now acting in a caretaker role ahead of Italian parliamentary elections later this month, said Elizabeth had represented the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth “with equilibrium, wisdom, respect for institutions and for democracy.”