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Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral: New details confirmed
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Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral: New details confirmed

London — Buckingham Palace shared more details on Thursday about the plans for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral, which will start at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. Eastern) on Monday, September 19. The service will take place at Westminster Abbey, in the heart of London.The ancient abbey has been the setting for royal coronations for hundreds of years, including the queen's own in 1953, and is also where she married Prince Philip in 1947. The funeral for Queen Elizabeth II's mother was held there in 2002, but there hasn't been a funeral for a monarch there since the 18th century.Plans for the funeral, which the queen herself consulted on, have been in place for years. On Monday morning, the queen's coffin, which is currently lying in state at We...
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland
Politics

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland — In a somber, regal procession, Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin was driven slowly through the Scottish countryside Sunday from her beloved Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Mourners packed city streets and highway bridges or lined rural roads with cars and tractors to take part in a historic goodbye to the monarch who had reigned for 70 years.The hearse drove past piles of bouquets and other tributes as it led a seven-car cortege from Balmoral, where the queen died Thursday at age 96, for a six-hour trip through Scottish towns to Holyroodhouse palace in Edinburgh. The late queen's coffin was draped in the Royal Standard for Scotland and topped with a wreath made of flowers from the estate, including sweet peas, one of the queen's ...
5 things to know about Queen Elizabeth’s wealth and King Charles III’s inheritance
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5 things to know about Queen Elizabeth’s wealth and King Charles III’s inheritance

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II involves not only the transfer of the crown to her first son, Charles — now officially King Charles III — but also a shift of her personal wealth and the ownership in trust of a massive portfolio of assets that range from iconic castles to the Crown Jewels. Queen Elizabeth II's 70-year reign spanned a period of huge wealth creation across the globe, when new businesses sprang up in the decades after World War II. But much of her wealth is tied up in tangible assets that haven't exactly appreciated like the stocks of Microsoft or Amazon, which have soared 240,000% and 146,000%, respectively, since their IPOs. That may be why Queen Elizabeth's personal fortune appears relatively modest compared with that of tech moguls like Microsoft co-founder Bi...
King Charles III formally proclaimed Britain’s new monarch in centuries-old Accession Council ceremony
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King Charles III formally proclaimed Britain’s new monarch in centuries-old Accession Council ceremony

King Charles III, the world's newest monarch, was officially proclaimed sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Saturday morning in a constitutional ceremony that dates back hundreds of years. Almost 700 members of the current Accession Council, the oldest functioning part of Britain's government, were called to convene Saturday at St James's Palace in London, the official residence of the U.K.'s kings and queens for centuries.The council is comprised of Privy Counsellors, a select group of senior politicians, including new Prime Minister Liz Truss, religious figures from the Church of England, the Lord Mayor of London and a bevy of other top civil servants from across British society and the 14 other "realms," or nations, for which the monarch s...
King Charles III accession proclaimed in New Brunswick ceremony – New Brunswick
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King Charles III accession proclaimed in New Brunswick ceremony – New Brunswick

New Brunswick Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy officially proclaimed the accession of King Charles III during a brief ceremony at Government House in Fredericton on Saturday afternoon. A traditional blessing by Elder Imelda Perley, a prayer by Most Rev. David Edwards, and brief remarks by Premier Blaine Higgs preceded the proclamation.Following the accession ceremony, those on hand sang God Save the King, and a 21-gun salute was fired outside.King Charles III became Sovereign of Canada after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, though tradition dating back to 1760 and the accession of King George III requires a formal accession ceremony in N.B. when a new sovereign inherits the throne. Trending Stories Harry, Meghan join Willia...