The Queen, whose death made a sound not only in Britain, but all over the world; With her 70-year reign, she became the world’s longest-reigning person. So how did Queen Elizabeth’s adventure on the throne, who became an unforgettable figure in both political, magazine and cultural fields, begin? Here is the iconic name of the British monarchy with its little-known aspects…
An adventure for the throne that lasted for 70 years, 74 years of marriage, 4 children, 8 grandchildren… Queen Elizabeth II left behind not only the monarchy and Britain, but also a whole family, although there were occasional clashes. Queen Elizabeth dies…
Queen Elizabeth, who packed countless important moments in her 96-year life, was actually not expected to become a monarch one day when she was born. However, coincidences and unexpected events made him the iconic name of the monarchy.
Over the years; the tumultuous marriage of his son Prince Charles, the tragic death of his daughter-in-law Diana, the frictions between his grandchildren William and Harry, the allegations of abuse against another son, Prince Andrew; Interview with Meghan Markle targeting her family; Struggling with health problems, the problems of her kingdom, and more importantly, the loss of her 74-year-old husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen passed away in Balmoral, where she went to rest.
Britain and the world mourn / Queen Elizabeth dies
Flowers in front of the palaces, gun salutes and expressions of condolence from many capitals around the world: people around the world mourn the death of the Queen. Today Charles III. address the British in a speech.
Sadness is felt around the world after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Many people laid flowers in front of the palaces in London and Windsor, as well as in Scotland, where the Queen died yesterday. In London, at Windsor Castle and at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, bells are scheduled to ring at noon, and in London there will also be a gun salute as a tribute to the Queen.
Thousands of people had gathered in places in Great Britain yesterday, laid flowers or sang the national anthem “God Save the Queen”. Many people cried as the flag was lowered at Buckingham Palace.
Charles comes back to London / Queen Elizabeth dies.
Today King Charles III. travel back to London from Scotland with his wife Camilla. Charles was due to meet new Prime Minister Liz Truss for an initial meeting. A speech by the new monarch to the nation is planned for the evening.
The 73-year-old became king on the death of his mother, but the proclamation as monarch will come at a special council meeting tomorrow at St James’s Palace in London. There is no date for his coronation yet.
The Queen died yesterday at her Balmoral estate, aged 96. On Tuesday, she formally commissioned Prime Minister Liz Truss to form a government there. It was the last picture the public saw of the Queen. She was more than 70 years on the throne, longer than any other British monarch before her.
“Rock on which modern Britain was built”
Yesterday, Truss described the Queen as “the rock on which modern Britain was built”. The country prospered under their rule. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said Elizabeth II was admired around the world for her “grace, dignity and devotion”.
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
US President Joe Biden called the Queen a unique stateswoman and “more than a monarch”. As in Great Britain and the USA, the flag of the United Nations will be flown at half-mast for the next few days.
China’s head of state and party leader Xi Jinping spoke of a great loss for the British people, as Chinese state television said in his letter of condolence to King Charles III. was called.
Scholz: Queen was “figure of the century” / Queen Elizabeth dies.
Queen Elizabeth dies… Chancellor Olaf Scholz honored the Queen at noon as a globally significant “figure of the century”. Her death “moves and touches us all,” he said. Candles and flowers in front of the British Embassy in Berlin also showed “the place that Elizabeth II held in the hearts of so many citizens, including here in Germany”.
Because of her “presence and devotion”, her numerous visits to Germany were outstanding events “that are still remembered by many”. He sent Truss his sympathy, Scholz said. Charles III wish you “strength, skill and the necessary luck for your new position”.
Famous buildings illuminated
The Empire State Building in New York glowed purple and glittered silver in a tribute to the Queen. In Rio de Janeiro, the statue of Christ was illuminated in red, blue and white. In Paris, the lights on the Eiffel Tower were turned off at night to honor the Queen.
Sports organizers interrupted or canceled planned competitions. Premier League games scheduled for the weekend have been postponed. Rugby games and horse racing were also affected.
King Charles III / The heir to the throne has become king
At his age, others are long since retired, but at the age of 73, Charles begins the task for which he has been preparing his entire life: he is now king. Many Britons are wondering how he will interpret his new role.
At the age of 73, the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, became King Charles III in an instant. become. BBC royal expert Nicholas Witchell describes what is likely to happen to Charles – after all, his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, had to die before he could reach his life’s goal:
“Conflicting feelings. There is great sadness that he mentions in his announcement of his mother’s death, of course, but also the moment he takes on the task for which he has been preparing all his life.” He is the longest-waited heir to the throne in British history and the oldest king to ascend the throne.
For a long time, Charles was considered by many to be an oddball who talked to flowers, would actually have preferred to become an actor and therefore happily recited his favorite verses by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas on “National Poetry Day”.
Camilla gave Charles stability
When Charles married the very young Lady Diana in 1981, it was celebrated around the world as a fairytale wedding. But the marriage broke up dramatically, also because Charles couldn’t let go of his old flame Camilla.
Eight years after the tragic accidental death of his ex-wife Diana, Charles married Camilla, who now also bears the title “Queen Consort”, which the Queen herself had decreed in February on her 70th anniversary of the throne.
Camilla gave Charles stability, observed Joe Little from Majesty Magazine: “She undoubtedly made him happy. I don’t think he would have achieved what he has achieved without her.”
His organic products are in the supermarket
Charles is very committed to climate protection and sustainability. His organic products are on the shelves of large supermarket chains. On the sidelines of the COP26 world climate summit in Glasgow last year, he expressed his concern that humanity had not realized how much it depended on nature and was therefore continuing to exploit it.
The heir to the throne has collected donations for more than 400 organizations, and his foundations for young people have so far brought hundreds of thousands of young people onto a stable path in life.
Lack of tact
But he also lacked tact, accepting cash donations to the Princes Trust, for example, which seemed not unlawful but at least dubious and earned him accusations of lack of judgment. There had previously been allegations of corruption against his “Prince’s Foundation”. Its boss at the time, who has since resigned, is said to have promised a Saudi businessman support for his wish for a knighthood and British citizenship in return for donations. The royal family always emphasized that Charles knew nothing about it.
How will Charles interpret his role?
Many Britons are now wondering how Charles will interpret his role as king. In terms of popularity ratings, the 73-year-old is well behind his 40-year-old son William. This could also have something to do with the fact that Charles liked to ignore the restraint offered to the royals and spoke critically – be it about architecture and urban development or other political issues.
His “Black Spider Memos” were notorious in Westminster – letters in which the heir to the throne regularly addressed complaints to politicians in sprawling handwriting. But that was a long time ago and he was certainly not stupid enough to get involved politically as a king, Charles explained in an interview a few years ago.
Funeral tour of the UK
The new king will embark on a funeral journey across the UK in the coming week, first to Scotland, then to Northern Ireland in the days after and then to Wales. He knows it will be a challenge for everyone as he follows in the footsteps of the woman who has held the office so successfully for so long, says BBC royal watcher Witchell.
Queen Elizabeth dies… How does the succession to the throne work?
It sounds simple: when a British monarch dies, his successor follows him directly to the throne. But the steps for the new king are more complicated. And what will change for Camilla and Charles’ sons and grandchildren? An overview.
The rules of the British monarchy state that “a new sovereign succeeds to the throne on the death of his or her predecessor”. This means that the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, who died yesterday, Prince Charles, became king immediately after her death. He bears the name of Charles III.
It could be a few months before the 73-year-old is officially crowned. Elizabeth was crowned on June 2, 1953 – 16 months after her accession to the throne on February 6, 1952.
Expectedly within 24 hours of the death of a monarch, the new sovereign will be formally proclaimed by the Council for the Accession to the Throne at St James’s Palace in London. The Council consists of representatives of the Privy Council, which is made up of senior cabinet members, magistrates and senior Church of England officials. Then Parliament is convened to swear allegiance to the new monarch.
The proclamation of the new sovereign will then be read publicly at St James’s Palace in London, as well as in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast – the capitals of the four parts that make up the United Kingdom.
Charles must assure Parliament on the first day of Parliament, upon his accession, or at the coronation, whichever comes first, that he is a devout Protestant. This oath is prescribed by a law from 1910. In addition, he must swear a coronation oath, as stipulated by laws from 1689, 1701 and 1910.
Camilla, the “Queen Consort”
Charles’ wife Camilla now bears the title “Queen Consort”. Elizabeth II had arranged that this year. This is her “sincere wish,” Elizabeth II announced on February 6, one day before her 70th jubilee.
Changes in the line of succession
Charles’ eldest son, Prince William, becomes heir apparent upon the Queen’s death. The titles of the 40-year-old and his wife Kate have been extended: instead of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, they are now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall. The new king will decide whether William Charles will take over the title of Prince of Wales.
William’s children, 9-year-old Prince George, 7-year-old Princess Charlotte and 4-year-old Prince Louis, now occupy second through fourth place in the line of succession.
Behind them is William’s younger brother Prince Harry, although he has left the front row with his wife Meghan and lives with her in California. Their two children, 3-year-old Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and 1-year-old Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, are next in line to the throne.
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Only if William and Harry and their descendants were all ineligible for succession to the throne would Charles’ younger brother Prince Andrew, his daughters and grandchildren, then Charles’ and Andrew’s brother Prince Edward and his descendants, and then the Queen’s daughter Princess Anne and hers offspring’s turn.