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Buckingham Palace issues photo of Queen Elizabeth’s final resting place

Buckingham Palace issues photo of Queen Elizabeth’s final resting place

BUCKINGHAM Palace published a photograph on Saturday from Queen Elizabeth's final resting place at the royal chapel in Windsor, featuring a ledger stone bearing her name and those of her parents, and husband Prince Philip. The stone, made of black Belgian marble, sits in the King George VI Memorial Chapel which Queen Elizabeth commissioned in 1962 as a burial place for George VI, her father. The queen was interred there on Monday after a state funeral in Westminister Abbey. The brass lettering on the stone reads "George VI 1895-1952 / Elizabeth 1900-2002" on the top two lines, followed by a garter star…
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King Charles pictured with official red box in new photo

King Charles pictured with official red box in new photo

KING Charles has been pictured with his official red box in which the British monarch receives government documents, in a photograph released by Buckingham Palace on Friday as the new king takes up his official duties. The locked red despatch box is an image strongly associated with the British monarchy and one that the late Queen Elizabeth was regularly pictured with. It contains papers from the British government and some Commonwealth countries which are sent to the monarch from the office of the private secretary. The image was taken in the Eighteenth Century Room at Buckingham Palace last week. In…
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Australia mourns Queen Elizabeth from home of ‘world’s oldest continuous culture’

Australia mourns Queen Elizabeth from home of ‘world’s oldest continuous culture’

AUSTRALIA held a national day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese saying the greatest tribute the nation could offer was not a statue but "a renewed embrace of service to the community". With the day declared a national holiday, a memorial ceremony attended by 600 dignitaries was held at Parliament House in Canberra for Queen Elizabeth, who died on September 8 after 70 years on the throne. As Australia's head of state, she toured the country 16 times during her reign. The ceremony was opened by a First Nations Elder, Aunty Violet Sheridan,…
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Queen Elizabeth’s coffin starts journey to final resting place

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin starts journey to final resting place

KING Charles, his sons William and Harry and other senior royals joined a solemn procession behind Queen Elizabeth's coffin through the silent streets of London, following a state funeral of matchless pageantry at Westminster Abbey. Hundreds of thousands of people crammed into central London to witness a ceremony attended by leaders and royalty from across the globe, a fitting end for Britain's longest-serving monarch who won widespread respect during 70 years on the throne. LIVE: Queen Elizabeth's coffin procession on the day of her funeral https://t.co/VBnbSgrhTM— Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) September 19, 2022 Her flag-draped casket was pulled on a gun carriage the short distance from Westminster Hall to the Abbey…
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As national mourning period ends, 250,000 viewed Queen’s lying-in-state

As national mourning period ends, 250,000 viewed Queen’s lying-in-state

SOME 250,000 mourners filed past Queen Elizabeth's coffin at Westminster Hall in London during her lying-in-state, the government said, as the nation's mourning period ended. On Monday, the world's gaze had fallen on London as the queen was laid to rest after her 70-year reign in a dazzling show of pomp and ceremony that included one of the largest military processions ever seen in Britain. On Tuesday, traffic returned to the roads through which her coffin was carried, workers headed to their offices and London's streets were swept clean after more than 10 days in which reality had been suspended…
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World bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth from cafes and consulates

World bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth from cafes and consulates

IN Hong Kong, hundreds kept up with Queen Elizabeth's funeral on their phones as they queued for hours to pay their tributes. In Sydney, Australia, customers packed into pubs to watch the ceremony on screens. And in Paris, France, bar owner Thibaud Dupont showed off his new tattoo of the monarch on his forearm. "She was not our queen, but she reigned over Britain for 70 years. The only other one that reigned longer was Louis XIV. And so that’s a common history,” he told Reuters. Across the globe, crowds gathered outside British embassies and consulates and at cafes, bars…
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Queen’s death revives memories both fond and bitter in Zimbabwe

Queen’s death revives memories both fond and bitter in Zimbabwe

NYASHA CHINGONO A memorial service in Zimbabwe for Queen Elizabeth drew a handful of mourners but some on the streets of the capital said she was a symbol of British colonial rule that should not be celebrated. Scriptures were read aloud and solemn songs were sung during the two-hour service at the Anglican Church in Harare. Priests led a mixed congregation of Black and white attendees to the church, where a portrait of the Queen was surrounded by flowers. Some congregants expressed fond memories of the British monarch, who visited Zimbabwe in 1947 with her parents and again as queen…
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Farewell to the queen: emotional crowds line streets of London and Windsor

Farewell to the queen: emotional crowds line streets of London and Windsor

VAST crowds gathered in London and Windsor for Queen Elizabeth's state funeral and watched the grand procession in silence and awe on Monday, as some wept, others clutched one another for support, and some held up their children to view 'the making of history'. In central London where the funeral began, tens of thousands lined the streets around Westminster Abbey, the Mall - the elegant avenue leading up to Buckingham Palace - and Hyde Park. Many had camped overnight or arrived in the chilly early hours. At the first sight of the queen's coffin being borne to Westminster Abbey, a hush fell…
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‘In loving and devoted memory’: King Charles handwritten note to late queen

‘In loving and devoted memory’: King Charles handwritten note to late queen

BRITAIN'S King Charles paid tribute to his late mother Queen Elizabeth with a handwritten note laid on top of her coffin reading: "In loving and devoted memory, Charles R." The note was placed amid a colourful wreath for the late monarch that Buckingham Palace said contained, at Charles's request, rosemary, English Oak and myrtle, which had been cut from a plant grown from myrtle used in Elizabeth's wedding bouquet. There were also gold, pink, burgundy and white flowers cut from the gardens of royal residences. Royals and heads of state from around the world gathered at London's Westminster Abbey on…
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‘Dearest grannie’, we miss you: Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren pay tribute

‘Dearest grannie’, we miss you: Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren pay tribute

PRINCESSES Beatrice and Eugenie issued a tribute to their "dearest grannie" on Saturday, saying how much they missed the late Queen Elizabeth and had thought she would be around forever. "We've not been able to put much into words since you left us all," said the two princesses, the daughters of Prince Andrew, the queen's second son and Duke of York. "There have been tears and laughter, silences and chatter, hugs and loneliness, and a collective loss for you, our beloved queen and our beloved grannie." Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 32, will join their cousins later on Saturday for a…
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