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Queen Elizabeth II offered advice to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on being a leader and a new mother
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Queen Elizabeth II offered advice to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on being a leader and a new mother

London — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the late Queen Elizabeth II gave her some of the best advice on leading a country while being a new mother. Ardern, who had a baby while in office, met the queen in 2018, while she was pregnant."One of the things on my mind, alongside being a new prime minister, was being a prime minister and a mom, and when you think about leaders who have been in that position, there was Benazir Bhutto. There was myself. Before that, there was the queen. There were so few to look to," Ardern told CBS News partner network BBC News on Sunday."So I said to [Queen Elizabeth II], 'How did you manage?' And I remember she just said, 'Well, you just get on with it.' And that was actually probably the best and most factual advice I could have," Ar...
Should Montreal’s Mount Royal cross be lit purple to honour Queen Elizabeth II? – Montreal
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Should Montreal’s Mount Royal cross be lit purple to honour Queen Elizabeth II? – Montreal

Every night the Mount Royal cross illuminates the sky and can be seen kilometers away. The lights are a white hue, but historically they haven’t always been the same colour. According to historian Donovan King, the lights changed colour to mark moments in history. King says traditionally it was purple for the death of a pope, and the same hue for the death of Queen Elizabeth II‘s father King George.“There have been some exceptions. It was turned red for a world AIDS conference in the ’80s. It also changed blue for a Jean Baptiste celebration, for example,” said Donovan.However, he believes the nearly century-old cross has not changed colour since the City of Montreal took possession in 2004. In 2016, it did go dark for Earth Hour. Read more: ‘Symbol of the atrocitie...
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...
Toronto man among last to meet Queen Elizabeth in Canada: ‘Definitely surreal’
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Toronto man among last to meet Queen Elizabeth in Canada: ‘Definitely surreal’

His interaction with Queen Elizabeth II was only a few seconds long, but that’s all Robertson Hollingsworth needed to make a memory that’ll last a lifetime. As the queen was readying to leave Canada on July 6, 2010, following a nine-day tour of the nation — her last visit to Canada — she was greeted by a nine-year-old Hollingsworth who was standing near her plane at Toronto Pearson International Airport, holding a bouquet of flowers.The meeting was quick: “I remember her coming up (and) asking if the flowers were for her. So I bowed and said ‘Yes, they are,’ and handed them to her,” a now 21-year-old Hollingsworth told Global News on Tuesday at his Scarborough, Ont., home. Robertson Hollingsworth, 21, holds a photo of him and Queen Elizabeth II at his home ...
King Charles III and his siblings escort Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin through Edinburgh
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King Charles III and his siblings escort Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin through Edinburgh

The United Kingdom continued its official period of mourning Monday, exactly one week before the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.King Charles III in ParliamentFirst, the two houses of the British Parliament came together in London's Westminster Hall for members to express their condolences directly to the new monarch, King Charles III, and his wife Camilla, the queen consort, on their personal loss. King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort take part in an address in Westminster Hall on September 12, 2022 in London, England. Getty "Parliament is the living and breathing instrument of our democracy," the king told the gathered politicians. "While very young, her late m...
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland
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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...
Okanagan connections to Queen Elizabeth II withstand the test of time
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Okanagan connections to Queen Elizabeth II withstand the test of time

Upon the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Penticton, B.C. residents shared fond memories made during her reign. Brian Remus was just 10 years old when he was tapped to take part in a special event with his classmates.It was June 2, 1953, and he was among the 12 students from the Brompton Oratory Primary School in England allowed to join the crowd lining the streets to Westminster Abbey. He had a close-up view of the pomp and ceremony that came with the coronation of a new monarch. Read more: Queen Elizabeth death: What’s next for Canada’s 10 days of mourning Read More Queen Elizabeth death: What’s next for Canada’s 10 days of mourning And, with his Brownie camera...