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11:44 p.m. : We do not know the cause of the death of Elizabeth II, this afternoon, at 96 years old. But his public appearances in recent years testified to his weakening. On Tuesday, she had received Boris Johnson and Liz Truss at Balmoral because the doctors had advised her not to return to London. France 2 returns to its health, which has become fragile.

11:43 p.m. : After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the “London Bridge” operation is set up to ensure the smooth running of a meticulous protocol. Coronation of Charles III, funeral wake, days of mourning… What will happen now? I explain everything to you.

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11:35 p.m. : @cyclo_ecolo : Prince William has just been named Duke of Cornwall, a title he now combines with that of Duke of Cambridge, according to the description of his Twitter account. But he is not yet Prince of Wales: this title must be given to him by the king, according to iNews.

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11:24 p.m. : Thank you Marie-Violette. And do you know if King Charles III remains Prince of Wales? Does the title automatically pass to his eldest son and heir Prince William? Will anyone else be nominated/inducted?

11:23 p.m. : The flag of the United Kingdom flies, this evening, on the forecourt of the Elysée.

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11:18 p.m. : God bless Queen Elizabeth II May she rest in peaceLong live The KingPaul McCartney

11:17 p.m. : Paul McCartney pays tribute to Elizabeth II on Twitter. “May she rest in peace”writes the singer of the Beatles.

11:09 p.m. : Good evening @cyclo_ecolo. During her 70-year reign, Elizabeth II rubbed shoulders with 15 prime ministers. The AP news agency compiles the full list.

11:09 p.m. : From Winston Churchill to Liz Truss, how many prime ministers has she had?

11:00 p.m. : “Let us find comfort in these words of His Majesty: ‘Sorrow is the price to pay for love’. It is a loss we all feel, as few have known a world without Elizabeth II.”

Australian Prime Minister sends condolences to the Royal Family, “who mourns a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother”.

11:54 p.m. : The Guardian gives some details about the events of the next few days. Charles III will return to London tomorrow and meet Prime Minister Lizz Truss. The House of Commons will hold a special session to pay tribute to the Queen. The deputies will meet exceptionally on Saturday, this time to take the oath to the king.

10:48 p.m. : Emmanuel Macron just now saluted the memory of Elizabeth II as “a friend of France”. France 2 returns to the sovereign’s very long relationship with our country, since her first visit: she was received by… René Coty.

10:45 p.m. : I have just assured Ambassador @MennaRawlings of Paris’ deep sympathy and support for the people of the United Kingdom. Tonight the Eiffel Tower will be extinguished in tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. #QueenElizabeth 🇬🇧

10:45 p.m. : Parisians may have noticed: the Eiffel Tower is off tonight. It is a tribute to Queen Elizabeth, explained Anne Hidalgo on Twitter.

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10:43 p.m. : #QueenElizabeth Here is the front page of the “Parisian” of this Friday, September 9, a special edition dedicated to the disappearance of Elizabeth II ➡️ https://t.co/z5PZ2XUIIM https://t.co/dAGdeexjoG

10:43 p.m. : New newspapers unveil their front pages of tomorrow, in France and in our Belgian neighbors.

10:42 p.m. : Pope Francis, in a press release, sends his condolences to King Charles III, and announces that he “pray for eternal rest” of Elizabeth II.

10:37 p.m. : UEFA, which sends its condolences to the British royal family, observed a minute’s silence before all the matches of the British teams this evening. Here is an image of this moment of meditation in the Manchester United stadium.

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10:32 p.m. : The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. @RoyalFamily

10:35 p.m. : On Twitter, the foundation of former US President Ronald Reagan talks about his “admiration” for Elizabeth II. “In the absence of the media”he felt “always comfortable” with the queen, explains the foundation, posting several photos of their meetings.

10:25 p.m. : Vladimir Putin, in turn, pays tribute to the UK monarch in a statement released by the Kremlin: “For many decades, Elizabeth II rightly enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects, as well as an authority on the world stage”he wrote.

10:25 p.m. : Theresa May, former head of government who left power in the midst of a parliamentary crisis over Brexit, declares on Twitter that “Serving the Queen as Prime Minister has been her greatest honor. [sa] life”. “She has been our constant in this great Elizabethan era”she adds.

10:24 p.m. : Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, of whom the United Kingdom is a fervent supporter in the face of Russia’s offensive, is one of the first heads of state to have sent his condolences, just now. The death of Elizabeth II is a “irreparable loss”he wrote on social networks.

10:21 p.m. : Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has declared three days of mourning after the death of Elizabeth II, according to a notice published in the Official Journal. “May God receive her in His infinite goodness and comfort her family and the British people”, reacts the leader on Twitter. To put the decision into perspective, three days of mourning were also declared after the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in July.

10:14 p.m. : Good evening @Gatsby. Buckingham Palace did not provide more details than those we have communicated: that Elizabeth II is dead “peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon”. Only one new element emerged: Prime Minister Liz Truss was informed of his death at 4:30 p.m. London time (5:30 p.m. in mainland France), according to her spokesperson. As for the medical reason for his death, I do not know if it will ever be revealed.

10:13 p.m. : What did the queen die of and at what time? We are waiting for some info on this!

10:08 p.m. : Joe Biden pays tribute to Elizabeth II, who was “a source of solace and pride for generations of Britons, many of whom have never known their country without it” at his head. The American president recalls in passing that he had met the queen for the first time in 1982, when he was a senator.

10:06 p.m. : The fate of the British monarchy now rests on the shoulders of Charles III. At 73, he is the oldest monarch to accede to the throne. France 2 looks back on its journey.

11:56 p.m. : The main British railway union, which called for a strike next week, announces that the two days of mobilization are suspended, according to Bloomberg. “We join the entire nation in honoring the memory of Queen Elizabeth”he explains.

9:58 p.m. : After that of Release, other newspapers revealed their front pages about the death of Elizabeth II.




9:53 p.m. : The longevity of Elizabeth II is such that there is only one example of a monarch having reigned longer over a sovereign state: Louis XIV, who spent 72 years on the throne of France.

9:52 p.m. : Hello @Aveyron45. Elizabeth II had a clear lead over the other monarchs and heads of state. It is now the Sultan of Brunei who holds this unofficial title: he has ruled the small state of Southeast Asia for 55 years. The Scandinavian monarchs Margrethe II (Denmark) and Carl XVI Gustaf (Sweden), respectively 50 and 49 years of reign, complete the list of indestructible heads of state.

9:52 p.m. : Elizabeth II was the oldest head of state still in office. To whom does this “privilege” belong? Thanks

9:47 p.m. : “She who rubbed shoulders with the giants of the 20th century on the path of history has gone to join them” : after Emmanuel Macron’s tweet, the Elysée published a longer press release to pay tribute to the British sovereign.

9:45 p.m. : I send my deepest condolences to the Royal Family and to the British people. Elizabeth II witnessed a century of hopes and trials. She was and will remain a model of courage and a benchmark for several generations. Tonight, the French are also in mourning.

9:45 p.m. : “Tonight, the French are also in mourning.” It is with these words that Elisabeth Borne pays homage to Elizabeth II, who “will remain a model of courage and a landmark for several generations”.

9:41 p.m. : Only a few hours will have passed between the announcement of the concern of the doctors of Queen Elizabeth II for her health, this noon, and the announcement of her death this evening. France 2 looks back on this historic day in the United Kingdom.

9:41 p.m. : “People around the world will feel a deep sense of loss, and New Zealanders share that grief.”, reacts Jacinda Arden, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, in a press release. The country is part of the Commonwealth.

9:38 p.m. : Incredibly moving tribute as black cabs line up silently on the mall to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth.

9:38 p.m. : Thousands are flooding down the mall to lay flowers for the Queen outside Buckingham Palace. One note reads “We had you for far longer than we deserved you”.

9:37 p.m. : “We got you [à nos côtés] for much longer than we deserved.” This is one of the messages left in front of Buckingham Palace, in London, where thousands of people continue to flock, according to a British journalist. He adds that dozens of taxis park silently in front of the palace, to pay homage to Elizabeth II.

9:37 p.m. : Prince Charles became King Charles at the time of his mother’s death, as Charles III. But the coming weeks will still be marked by several stages of the protocol, as our article explains. He will first be proclaimed king tomorrow, but his coronation will take place after all the tributes paid to Elizabeth II. The latter had been crowned more than a year after the death of her father.

11:59 p.m. : Guest of the special edition of France 2, the former Minister of Culture Jack Lang pays tribute to the “dignity” and the “strength” of Elizabeth II. “The work she has done is an enduring workhe believes.

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9:33 p.m. : She had met all the Presidents of the Fourth and Fifth Republics and liked to recall the conversations she had shared with them, thus signifying the strength of the bond which united our two countries beyond political differences.

9:33 p.m. : “Queen Elizabeth II was an exceptional personality. Both for what she represented for the British people, for her image in the world and the role she played in history.

François Hollande pays tribute to Elizabeth II, who was according to him “sincerely attached to France”.

9:29 p.m. : Good evening @Reda. As the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, a distinction must be made between the roles of sovereign and head of government. And the country has both: Charles III became king on the death of his mother and is therefore the new British head of state. His role is limited and he has a duty of political neutrality, like the rest of the royal family. Prime Minister Lizz Truss, who took office the day before yesterday, leads the country’s policy.

9:29 p.m. : So does that mean that there are no longer any leaders in the UK?

9:29 p.m. : In Balmoral (Scotland) too, passers-by lay flowers in tribute to Elizabeth II, in front of the gate of the royal residence where she died this afternoon. Prince Harry arrived there just now, after news of his grandmother’s death was announced.

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9:25 p.m. : There was total silence outside Buckingham Palace as the news broke, and then the crowds broke into song: God Save the King. https://t.co/6kCUNSLw68

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