DIRECT. Death of Elizabeth II: the royal family in mourning until seven days after the funeral of the queen

11:06

Macron at the Embassy at 11:30 a.m.

The President of the Republic will go in a few minutes to the Embassy of the United Kingdom in France, which adjoins the Elysée, to sign the register of condolences made available.

11:03

Stop destiny?

Prince Charles wished to keep his first name to become King Charles III. After 73 years of waiting, the British would have struggled to change the first name of their sovereign. But the choice is risky, if we look at the fate of Charles I and Charles II.

If he was lucky enough to marry a Frenchwoman, Charles the first of the name was executed in the 17th century. Charles II had to flee his country, but was able to reign afterwards.

10:58

Audience success for France 2

With its special edition devoted to the disappearance of Elizabeth II instead of the issue of “Special Envoy” devoted to incest, France 2 attracted 3.4 million viewers and 17% of the public, thus ranking the first place of the audiences of the evening.

10:47

Elizabeth II ‘broke the Internet’

In the past 24 hours, according to Visibrain, more than 20.4 million messages related to the disappearance of Elizabeth II have been posted on Twitter, and up to 1834 tweets per second at the peak of activity.

10:41

2000 people and Liz Truss invited to a religious ceremony this evening in London

New Prime Minister Liz Truss and her top ministers will attend a church service at St Paul’s Church in London tonight at 7 p.m. French time.

2000 places will be distributed to the inhabitants, on the condition of being the first to go to the London tourist office to obtain their ticket.

10:31

The royal household in mourning for nearly three weeks

In a press release, Buckingham Palace has just declared that “following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, Her Majesty the King wishes that a period of royal mourning be observed from now until seven days after the funeral of the Queen”. . The date of the ceremonies has not been confirmed, they should take place within ten to eleven days.

Royal mourning must be observed by “members of the Royal Family, Royal Household staff and representatives of the Royal Household on official business, as well as troops assigned to ceremonial duties”.

10:27

Theresa May will keep her talks with the Queen secret

Former British Prime Minister Theresa May claimed on BBC Radio 4 that audiences with the “tremendously well-informed” Queen were the only meetings as a leader where everything said was kept private. Not a leak in the press, and, should we understand, not a secret to reveal today. These audiences were for her to “draw on her wisdom and on the knowledge that she had acquired thanks to her great experience”. And the former head of government to conclude that the sovereign “often had this sparkling look and this magnificent smile which burst and which calmed the nerves of so many people”.

10:24

France 3 disrupts its programs

This evening, in tribute to the Queen, France 3 will rebroadcast the program “Un jour, un destin”, devoted to Elizabeth II, then the documentary “Elizabeth II, story of a coronation”.

10:11

Moved Parisians

The emotion of the British won the French capital, we met fervent supporters of Queen Elizabeth II near the British Embassy.

10:00

Harry left Balmoral

Prince Harry, who was in the United Kingdom for engagements, had spun yesterday, without his wife Meghan, at the bedside of the Queen at Balmoral. Unfortunately too late. The second son of King Charles III, who now lives far from his royal obligations in California, has just left the Scottish castle. According to the British press, he should go to Windsor Castle.

09:50

Camilla becomes a State Councilor

Automatic modification when the order of succession to the British crown changes, the wife of King Charles III, Camilla, and her niece Beatrice of York, are now Councilors of State. They can therefore replace the king if he is prevented from performing any of his missions, except ennobling and dissolving Parliament.

09:32

Fake Larry tweets

The Queen had her corgis, Downing Street has Larry, a 15-year-old cat, appointed Chief Cabinet Seeker since 2011. And like almost any celebrity, Larry has a parody double who is having fun on social media. And who tweeted that “there are decades when nothing happens and there are weeks when decades go by”.

09:19

We won’t see a tide of flowers in Buckingham

The monarchy has learned from its mistakes: in 1997, the British were very shocked when the ocean of flowers placed in memory of Lady Diana at the foot of the Buckingham gates was scooped up by tractors. There is now an organization, already seen after the death of Prince Philip, in April 2021. Every twelve hours, the bouquets, candles, words, are collected and transported with care in the royal park of Green Park, very close.

09:12

In Canberra, condolence books are filling up

People follow one another this morning in the Parliament of Canberra, Australia, to file messages of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II.

AFP

09:00

Elizabeth and Philip will be reunited

Following her funeral, the Queen’s remains are expected to be buried in the Memorial Chapel in the Royal Cemetery at Windsor Castle. Her husband, Prince Philip, who died on April 9, 2021, has been temporarily interred in the Royal Vault, and he will join his wife in the King George VI Memorial.

08:47

2000 guests at the funeral

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place in ten to eleven days in Westminster Abbey in the presence of 2,000 guests.

08:34

A few tears before going to work

This morning, many Londoners continue to come and leave a note and a few flowers at the foot of the gates of Buckingham Palace, with great emotion.

AFP/Daniel Leal

08:27

A holiday or not?

The monarch’s funeral is expected to take place at Westminster Abbey in ten or eleven days, with the date to be confirmed by Buckingham Palace. It is likely that this day will be declared a public holiday, but the decision has not yet been made.

08:22

Elton John’s tribute at his concert in Toronto

Sir Elton John, friend of the royal family and one of my 65 members of the Order of Companions of Honour, was moved by the death of the Queen during his concert at the Rogers Center in Toronto (Canada). “Today we received the saddest news,” he began. “She was an inspiring presence to be around. I saw her and she was fantastic. She led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and genuine caring warmth,” he said, cheered by the nearly 50,000 spectators who came to listen. “I am very sad that she is no longer with me but I am happy that she is at peace, I am happy that she is at rest”, he added, before interpreting his title “Don ‘t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’.

08:18

A tribute to Australia

The Prime Minister of the Australian state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews and his wife Catherine laid a wreath at Government House in Melbourne on Friday morning after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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08:13

Japanese Prime Minister’s Tribute

“The disappearance of the Queen, who has led the United Kingdom through turbulent times in the world, is a great loss not only for the British people but also for the international community,” said Fumio Kishida, saying that ‘Elizabeth II “played an extremely important role in world peace and stability”.

08:10

Flags at half mast in Japan

Japan will fly its flags at half-mast in tribute to the late monarch, Japanese government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno has announced.

08:03

an eternal queen

Elizabeth II will have reigned 70 years, 7 months and 2 days over the United Kingdom, exceeding the reign of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who held the throne, she, 63 years, 7 months and 2 days.

07:57

A truce in the strikes

The walkout movement which was to affect the posts on Friday at the call of the British Communication Workers Union (CWU) has also been suspended. The rail, maritime and transport (RMT) union has announced that the strike days scheduled for September 15 and 17 have been canceled as a sign of respect. The Transport Salaried Staffs Association did the same.

07:50

Charlotte Rampling’s words

“I was 6 when she was crowned, I lived with her. I have the impression that she stabilized the country, she lived a unique life in our century ”, testifies, on France Inter, the British actress Charlotte Rampling.

DIRECT. Death of Elizabeth II: the royal family in mourning until seven days after the funeral of the queen