On September 8, the British people received the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II departed peacefully at her residence in the Scottish Balmoral Heights, after the longest reign in British history.
The British across the country offered their condolences at the Queen’s departure in various ways.
Hundreds of soldiers trained in Windsor and Westminster in preparation for the Queen’s funeral.
Thousands of mourners lined up to mourn the Queen’s death in Westminster Hall, where the coffin was laid from 14 September.
King Charles III and his son William, Prince of Wales, surprised the audience who were waiting to pay their respects.
Placed on the Queen’s coffin, the famous “Imperial State” crown consists of about 3,000 stones – including 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and five sapphires. Made in 1937 for the coronation of the Queen’s father, King George VI, it was designed to be lighter and fit better than its predecessor, which dates back to Queen Victoria.
After a procession at Buckingham Palace, the casket arrived at Westminster. King Charles, his sons William and Harry and other members of the royal family walked behind the carriage.
King Charles and his wife Camilla, who arrived from Balmoral and entered Buckingham Palace on 9 September for the first time after the Queen’s death.
Thousands gathered across Scotland to salute the Queen on her last journey south.
After the Queen’s death was announced in Scotland instead of in London, a series of procedures known as Operation Unicorn took place. Beginning with the suspension of the Scottish Parliament, the Queen’s body was moved from Balmoral to the Palace of “Hollyrood House. The new king and his consort resided in Balmoral after the official announcement of the inauguration, before traveling to London.