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Service of thanksgiving set to be held at Edinburghs St Giles Cathedral

The cathedral at the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile will become the centre of tributes to the late Queen later on Monday. The service at St Giles’ Cathedral, led by Reverend Calum MacLeod, is set to celebrate the life of the Queen and her connection to Scotland, and will be attended by the King and the Queen Consort. The Queen’s coffin will be taken from the Palace of Holyroodhouse […]

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Historic Stone of Destiny to be moved to London for new Kings coronation

The Stone of Destiny will be moved from Edinburgh Castle to London for the coronation of the new King, it has been confirmed. When Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953 at Westminster Abbey, her throne sat above the stone. But with the historic artefact having been returned to Scotland more than quarter of a century ago, it will be moved down to London for the ceremony involving her son. No […]

todaySeptember 11, 2022 11

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Crowds gather at Cardiff Castle to hear Charles proclaimed King

Thousands of people have gathered at Cardiff Castle to hear Charles be proclaimed King in Wales. More than 2,000 people have been allowed inside the grounds since the gates opened at 10am. Hundreds more lined the streets outside the castle walls, including two protesters holding signs reading: “Not our king!” The former Prince of Wales ascended to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday. […]

todaySeptember 11, 2022 11

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Queens coffin begins journey to final resting place

Well-wishers in Scotland said goodbye to the Queen as her coffin left Balmoral on a six-hour journey to Edinburgh, where it will lie at St Giles’ Cathedral. In bright sunshine, the hearse carrying the late monarch passed through the gates of the royal residence which was the summer refuge for the former head of state. The Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were part of the […]

todaySeptember 11, 2022 11

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Meghan and Harry join William and Kate on walkabout at Windsor Castle

The four members of the royal family spoke to well wishers for around 40 minutes The Prince and Princess of Wales have been joined by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on a walkabout at Windsor Castle as their first engagement under their new titles. Harry and Meghan joined William and Kate in public together for the first time since Commonwealth Day on March 9 2020, as they inspected flowers […]

todaySeptember 10, 2022 14

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Royal Mail to suspend services on day of Queens funeral

Royal Mail has confirmed it will suspend its services on the day of the Queen’s funeral. The date of the funeral is yet to be confirmed, but the King on Saturday approved an order to make it a bank holiday. In a statement, Royal Mail chief executive Simon Thompson said the service would continue to play an “important role” in delivering messages of condolence to the Royal Family. He said: […]

todaySeptember 10, 2022 36

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Queens funeral date and other London Bridge plans confirmed

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19th September The Queen’s state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday September 19 at 11am, the Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk has announced. Further details were confirmed on Saturday on the carefully choreographed London Bridge plans which will included a four-day lying in state at Westminster Hall from Wednesday September 14. The Queen’s oak coffin […]

todaySeptember 10, 2022 14

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Period of royal mourning begins for nations rock the Queen

The nation’s new monarch King Charles III has said a period of “Royal Mourning” for the Queen will be observed from now until seven days after her funeral. Charles is due to return to London later on Friday from Balmoral with the Queen as the first full day of his reign begins. The couple stayed overnight at the former monarch’s Scottish residence after the Queen died “peacefully” aged 96 at […]

todaySeptember 9, 2022 20

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We loved you Maam The nations papers react to the death of the Queen

The death of the Queen has sparked an outpouring of grief and tributes from the nation’s papers. Buckingham Palace announced the death of the 96-year-old monarch, who died “peacefully” on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral. Here is how the papers reacted: The Times carries a striking image of the Queen at her coronation on June 2, 1953 – a picture which several papers deemed the perfect background to their tributes. In […]

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