Live updates: Queen Elizabeth II dies, Charles becomes king
LONDON – The head of the Anglican church says the death of Queen Elizabeth II is a moment of enormous change for Britain and the world. The queen – who was monarch and supreme governor of the Church of England -- died Thursday at 96 after 70 years on the throne. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says that for many people, “a part of our lives we’ve taken for granted as being permanent is no longer there.” He says that with her death “there is an enormous shift in the world around us, in how we see it and how we understand ourselves.
for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) On Monday (September 19) around 2,000 guests from all over the world are invited, including heads of state, dignitaries and royals . Some Germans also travel to the big state burial in the British capital to say goodbye to the monarch who died on September 8th. © Imago/Bernd Elmenthaler Frank-Walter Steinmeier will take part in the funeral of the Queen on Monday.
From the political ranks, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (66) will be on site accompanied by his wife Elke Büdenbender (60). EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (63) will also have the last honor. It has not yet been confirmed whether Chancellor Olaf Scholz (64) will travel to London.
Paddington Bear and other celebs say a sweet farewell to Queen Elizabeth II
Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John and a myriad of other celebrities, both inside and outside of the U.K., all paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II following her death.The video instantly went viral, warming the hearts of viewers in the U.K. and around the world.
German nobility on guest list
In addition to the Royals from the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Spain, Denmark and Belgium, some German nobility representatives also received invitations to the funeral in Westminster Hall. Valerie Markgräfin von Baden and the hereditary prince couple Bernhard Prinz von Baden and Stephanie Princess von Baden confirmed their participation in a message according to "t-online.de" . The 52-year-old is the big nephew of the Queen husband, who died in 2021, Prince Philip (1921-2021). He was also there at his funeral.
Philipp Fürst zu Hohenlohe Langenburg will also travel to London together with his wife Saskia. The new King Charles III. (73) is his great uncle.
with Heinrich Donatus Landgraf von Hessen (55) will be another German nobler at the funeral. He is a great-grandson of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Grandneffe of Queen Elizabeth II.
Many heads of government already arrived in London
over the weekend numerous heads of state and government traveled to the British capital, US President Joe Biden (79) And First Lady Jill Biden (71) landed at Stansted Airport on Saturday evening. On Sunday evening, King Charles III. And other members of the Royal Family around 500 heads of state and diplomats at a reception in the Buckingham Palace.
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