LIVE. Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 96

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday at the age of 96. “She died peacefully,” reports the British Palace. On February 6, 2022, the Queen celebrated 70 years on the throne. Prince Charles automatically succeeds her, he is now King Charles III.

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Today at 08:36

    • Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully in Balmoral Castle on Thursday at age 96

    • Crown Prince Charles automatically became king immediately, his official title is now King Charles III

    • Charles traveled from Scotland to London on Friday, where he greeted the audience at Buckingham Palace, and delivered his maiden speech in the evening

    • Saturday at 11 o’clock he will be officially proclaimed king in the so-called ‘Accession Council‘. You can follow that ceremony live in the video at the top of this article

  • An hour ago

    The so-called ‘Accession Council’ will take place in the United Kingdom on Saturday around 12 noon, where Charles III is officially proclaimed king. The ceremony will be broadcast live on television for the first time in history. Read more here.

  • 2 hours ago

    Charles III makes a good impression in his first TV speech as king. But expectations remain low. Too headstrong and too unworldly, the sentiment of many Britons is, at best, suitable as an intermediary pope. It is somewhat reminiscent of our King Philippe when he came to the Belgian throne almost ten years ago. Read more here (+).

  • 3 hours ago

    All the attention on the front pages of British newspapers today is focused on the new king, and his speech to the British people Friday night. There is especially respect for Charles’ personal approach, especially when he spoke about his mother’s life and her dedication to her task.

    According to The Express it was a “majestic” speech”, according to The i Weekend Charles had decades to prepare for this moment and “didn’t miss his appointment with history”. The Times writes how Charles spoke “with warmth”, and The Daily Mail called the speech “sincere” and “surprisingly intimate”. “With his touching maiden speech in his new role, King Charles has shown that he can fill the void the Queen leaves behind.” The Sun.

  • 4 hours ago

    Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and other politicians laid wreaths in the capital Canberra on Saturday in honor of the late British Queen Elizabeth II. The ceremony took place at a statue of the Queen on Queen’s Terrace near the Australian Parliament. The Queen herself had unveiled the bronze statue in 1988 during a trip to Australia. “So many Australians have paid a moving tribute to her and mourn this tremendous loss,” Albanian said.

    Many citizens laid flowers for the Government House of Australia, the residence of Governor General David Hurley. The British head of state is represented in the Commonwealth by the Governor-General.

  • 5 hours ago

    Son Charles faces the arduous task of following in the footsteps of “the rock on which modern Britain is built”. With dignified neutrality, far above the fray of everyday politics. And not as in the past, with poignant statements or even letters to the prime minister. As king, he will have to bite his tongue more often than he likes. “He will have little time to prove himself,” says professor of British culture Lieven Buysse (KU Leuven). Read more here (+).

    Four generations of crowned heads.

  • 6 hours ago

    The British House of Commons met for nearly eleven hours on Friday to pay one last tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II. “I can say that today we have received 182 contributions and tributes,” said Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House of Commons, on Friday evening. “This is when the House of Commons is at its best: when it is united in sadness that brings us together with so many stories and memories, expressed in such moving tributes,” said Hoyle. The speeches will continue on Saturday from 1 p.m. (local time).

  • 7 hours ago

    After 70 years, the British have to change their national anthem again. The lyrics of the national anthem have been adapted since 1745 according to whether the British have a king or queen. The new version of the national anthem, ‘God Save the King’, was first sung at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday. For the past 70 years, the British have sung ‘God Save the Queen’ on official occasions. Because there are now two male heirs to the throne with William and George, the text may remain unchanged for three generations.
  • 12 hours ago

    Now that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has passed away at the age of 96, her corgis have to live on without their owners. What will happen to the animals?

  • Yesterday at 21:25

    When British Prime Minister Liz Truss met the new King Charles III at Buckingham Palace on Friday afternoon, he told her that his mother’s death was the “moment I feared, like many others”. Various British media, including Sky News, report this. The conversation was captured on camera. READ MORE.

  • Yesterday at 21:00

    London Bridge is Down. With these words, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss, was informed of the death of the Queen on Thursday. The short sentence is at the same time the kick-off of a meticulous plan that goes into effect immediately. An overview of the script.

  • Yesterday at 20:20

    EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will attend Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral. This was announced by a spokesperson for the EU Commission on Friday evening. Earlier, the President of the EU Council, Charles Michel, had confirmed his presence.

    US President Joe Biden has now officially confirmed that he will attend. Earlier Friday, several media reported about this, but now Biden himself has said “that he is not yet aware of the details, but that he will go”.

  • Yesterday at 20:00

  • Yesterday at 19:44

    In a black, sober dress, the new prime minister addresses the 2,000 attendees in St. Paul’s Cathedral. She reads a passage from the Bible.

  • Yesterday at 19:30

    Filming for the sixth season of the popular Netflix series ‘The crown’ has been halted on Friday. British media report that.

  • Yesterday at 19:21

    Charles ended his speech with more words of praise for his mother. “To my dear mama, darling mamaAs you embark on your last great journey to join my dear daddy, I just want to say this: thank you. Thank you for the love and devotion to our family, and to the families of the nations you have served so diligently over the years. May the ‘flights of angels’ sing to you to rest.”

  • Yesterday at 19:20

  • Yesterday at 19:17

    “My son William will be the new Prince of Wales,” said Charles. “With Catherine at his side, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will continue to inspire and lead our conversations at the national level, helping to identify where essential help can be given.”

  • Yesterday at 19:17

    King Charles also praised his youngest son William, as well as Meghan. “I express my love for Prince Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad.”

  • Yesterday at 19:16

    “This is also a time of change for my family. I am counting on the loving assistance of my dear wife Camilla. In recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage 17 years ago, she will be my queen consort. I know she is will meet the demands of her new role in a steadfast and conscientious manner, the way I have come to rely on her.”

The article is in Dutch

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