Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will be cremated on 19 September. The Queen died on the previous day at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II breathed her last at the age of 96. Church bells were also rung across Britain in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, state mourning has also started in Britain from Friday. State mourning will continue in Britain until the Queen’s funeral is over.
Meanwhile, there has been an influx of people paying tribute around the Queen’s residence from all over the country. Huge crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace in London and Windsor Castle in Berkshire, with many paying tribute to the 70-year-old Queen.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her eldest son Charles, 73, has now become the new King of Britain. He will now officially be known as King Charles III. King Charles said in a statement: “We deeply mourn the passing of a loving Queen and a very dear mother. I know his passing will be deeply felt by countless people across the country, region and Commonwealth, and around the world.”
King Charles will meet the Duke Earl Marshal of Norfolk, who is in charge of the Queen’s funeral, to sign off on a pre-determined schedule for the coming days under Operation London Bridge. The King will decide the period of royal mourning for the royal family and its members, which is expected to last for a month.