DIRECT. Death of Elizabeth II: the coffin of the sovereign arrived in Edinburgh, Charles III named king of Australia

17:12

The Queen’s motorcade arrives in Edinburgh

The coffin of Elizabeth II enters the Scottish capital to the applause of the crowd gathered on both sides of the road.

17:08

Success for the “Queen of England” Barbie

In the spring, Mattel had launched a Barbie with the image of Elizabeth II. 20,000 copies were on sale. Since the death of the queen on September 8, these dolls are snapped up on the Internet. The smart guys had immediately sniffed out the right vein. More details in our article.

16:35

The presence of the Prime Minister criticized

The planned attendance of British Prime Minister Liz Truss at ceremonies across the country to honor the memory of Elizabeth II drew criticism in the UK on Sunday, prompting Downing Street to assure that she was not ‘accompanying’ her officially in this tour.

“The Prime Minister is not ‘accompanying’ the king and it is not a ‘tour’. She will simply attend the ceremonies, ”said Downing Street, faced with the emerging controversy accusing Liz Truss of wanting to take political advantage of the occasion.

16:13

In Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein remains far from tributes

The Irish Republican Party Sinn Fein, which favors the reunification of the two Irelands, stayed away from the ceremony in Northern Ireland during which Charles was proclaimed king, its leader, Mary Lou McDonald, judging that she was “intended for those whose political allegiance is to the Crown”.

15:56

Emotion and gratitude at Southwark Cathedral

“A great sadness”, but a prayer to honor his “constancy”: at the Anglican Cathedral of Southwark, in central London, the faithful paid homage to Queen Elizabeth II, during a mass in her honor. As the procession set off towards the altar, announcing the start of the service, a few latecomers were still sneaking towards the empty seats, AFP reports. “Today is a moment of national grief”, “It was possible to have never met the Queen and to have the feeling of knowing her”, said the Bishop of Southwark Christopher Chessun by way of introduction.

15:38

The Royal Coffin in Dundee

The procession now arrives in Dundee, the last major city before the Scottish capital Edinburgh.

15:26

Camilla, the “non-negotiable” love of King Charles III

Camilla is now queen consort. A consecration. Yet she never dreamed of it. Worse, it has long seemed unthinkable as she was hated. By the tabloids, by Elizabeth II, by the British… But Charles, whose great love she has been for more than fifty years, imposed her on everyone. Our article to read here.

14:57

The Balmoral garden in the spotlight

On the oak coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, visible through the window, a wreath of flowers was placed, made up of white heather, dahlias and sweet peas, all from the gardens of the Balmoral estate, reports 20 Minutes .

14:37

Modernizing the monarchy, managing Harry… The four challenges awaiting the new King Charles III

Endowed with symbolic powers, the king will have little influence on political issues. But there are more personal areas where the former Prince of Wales can bring his full weight to bear. Our analysis.

14:26

The King cheered on his arrival at Buckingham

The new king arrived to cheers at Buckingham Palace, where he will meet Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland.

14:05

No flag at half mast in Bourges

Emmanuel Macron proposed to put the French flags at half mast the day after the announcement of the death of the British queen on Friday, as well as the day of the funeral. And the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, sent a letter to the association of mayors of France to request the application of this measure. The approach did not please the mayor of Bourges. “I respect the pain of our English friends but I will not put the French flags on the pediment of the municipal buildings of the city”, wrote Yann Galut. “This request seems incredible to me,” he adds.

13:46

Proclamation in Edinburgh and Cardiff

The proclamation of the new king was read to the people of Scotland from Edinburgh’s Mercat Cross.

In Cardiff, capital of Wales, around 2,000 people crowded into the castle grounds to witness the reading of the proclamation.

13:33

King Charles III proclaimed in Northern Ireland

The proclamation of the new king was read in Northern Ireland, during a ceremony which took place at the official royal residence, Hillsborough Castle in County Down.

13:25

The motorcade passes through Aberdeen

Still in silence, the coffin passed Scotland’s third largest city, and continued on its way to Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

13:19

Aberdeenshire Farmers’ Tribute

On the way of the procession of the farmers placed their tractors at the edge of the road.

13:15

The Scottish Prime Minister in Edinburgh

Nicola Sturgeon awaits the coffin of Elizabeth II in Edinburgh.

Oli Scarff/AFP

12:51

Crowds gather at Windsor Castle

If the procession is in Scotland, the English continue their tributes by going in particular to Windsor Castle in London. The coffin is expected Tuesday in the capital.

ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP

12:46

Xi Jinping congratulates Charles III

In a message, Chinese President Xi Jinping assures the new king of his desire to “increase friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation and strengthen communication on international issues”, according to the New China agency.

12:31

Silence reigns as the sovereign’s coffin passes

If some applause is heard, it is mostly silence that reigns as the procession passes according to several observers.

12:21

The convoy expected in Aberdeen

More than an hour after leaving Balmoral, the remains of Elizabeth II are expected in Aberdeen, Scotland’s third largest city and an important center of the oil industry, famous for its gray granite buildings.

12:05

Charles officially named King of Australia and New Zealand

King Charles III was officially named the monarch of Australia and New Zealand on Sunday, at ceremonies held in both countries to mark his accession to the throne. In Canberra, Governor General David Hurley proclaimed that “Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is King Charles III, by the grace of God, King of Australia”.

At a similar ceremony in Wellington, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hailed Charles, saying he “has long had a fondness for New Zealand, and has consistently demonstrated his deep interest in our nation”. .

11:44

Which route for the procession?

The funeral procession will pass through the villages of Dinnet, Aboyne, Kincardine O’Neil, Banchory, Drumoak, Peterculter and Cults.

11:31

The meditation of the English

As the coffin passes through Ballater, faces drop, a few tears flow according to journalists on the spot.

REUTERS/Hannah McKay

11:17

Next step, Ballater

The coffin, covered with the royal flag, is visible through the windows of the hearse, which is expected at Ballater now.

11:06

The Queen’s coffin leaves Balmoral for Edinburgh

The procession has just left for a long journey of six hours by road, which will pass through Ballater, the village very close to the castle, then to Aberdeen and Dundee before reaching Edinburgh.

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