To cheers, the body of Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Buckingham | Death of Queen Elizabeth II

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Amid cheers, the remains of Queen Elizabeth II arrive at Buckingham | Death of the Queen ;lisabeth II

The Queen's coffin has arrived at the Palace of Buckingham under the gaze of thousands of Britons who came to mourn their sovereign.

To the cheers and applause of her loyal subjects, the remains of Queen Elizabeth II passed through the gates of her London Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening to spend one last night there, before five days of public tribute at Westminster.

She was greeted there by her son Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, who had returned from a brief official visit to Northern Ireland, and other members of the Royal family. His return to the capital prepares for his funeral which will take place on Monday at Westminster Abbey.

Outside the palace, a huge crowd greeted the arrival of the country's 70-year ruler with cheers and loud applause, lighting up the stage with their mobile phones despite the capricious weather.

The Queen's coffin, covered with the yellow, red and blue Royal Standard of the United Kingdom and a wreath of white flowers, was unloaded, by the famous Grenadiers, from the hearse which carried her. had transported from Royal Air Force airport, where it had landed an hour earlier.

Several people wait outside Buckingham Palace for the arrival of the hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.

On his way, hundreds of motorists got out of their cars to make him a guard of honor, not hesitating to cross the central reservation after having stopped their vehicle on the part in the direction contrary to the highway.

I just want to see the coffin, explained before the arrival of the coffin to AFP Joseph Afrane, 59-year-old Briton who had been camping in front of Buckingham since Sunday.

Elizabeth II's remains will spend their last night at the palace, where they so often resided, on Tuesday in the Bow Room, a circular room with marble columns framing each of the windows. Palace staff will be able to bid her farewell in private.

On Wednesday, the coffin of the Queen who died Thursday at the age of 96 will leave its official home in the British capital on a gun carriage, crossing central London to the Palace of Westminster in a grand procession, where it will be displayed for five days in Westminster Hall.

The Queen's coffin has finally arrived at Buckingham Palace, after circulating through the streets of London.

Thousands of people are expected for the procession through central London, which will be greeted by the bell of Big Ben and cannon fire in Hyde Park.

They will be even more numerous to try to pay between Wednesday and Monday morning a last tribute in Westminster Hall to the sovereign.

The press evokes up to 750,000 people out of more than ten kilometers. In Edinburgh, 33,000 people had already lined up to say goodbye to him at St. Giles Cathedral.

We expect a monster queue tomorrow morning, told AFP Rumesh, a security guard stationed near the Palace of Westminster. It's the calm before the storm! I've never seen anything like it […] we feel that it's happening, and that it's going to be huge.

Tuesday morning, a handful of faithful, surrounded dozens of journalists were already braving the London rain to wait on the other side of the Thames, long before Westminster Hall was officially opened to the crowds at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

In a statement released Tuesday evening by Buckingham, Princess Anne thanked those who show so much love and respect to her late mother.

I had the chance to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother's life. It was an honor and a privilege to accompany her on her last trip, added the princess, the only child of the sovereign to make the trip with her remains between Edinburgh and London.

Thousands of Londoners flocked to the parks surrounding Buckingham Palace to lay flowers in memory of the Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen's state funeral will take place on Monday attended by some 500 foreign dignitaries and many crowned heads, but not the leaders of Russia, Belarus or Belarus. Burma.

The event, a security challenge of unparalleled magnitude, promises to be grandiose, for the last farewells of a people who, for the most part, have not experienced any hardships. other sovereign than Elizabeth II since her birth.

Popular figure, rock of stability in the political, social or health storms during COVID-19, the Queen was a reassuring image for millions of Britons. A heavy legacy to bear for his son Charles III.

Tensions in Northern Ireland, separatist desires in Scotland, galloping inflation: the new 73-year-old king, older than all the British sovereigns when they acceded to the throne, takes office at a critical moment. The country, in the grip of a serious social and political crisis, has had a new prime minister for a few days.

On Tuesday, he already passed a delicate stage of his accession to the throne without a hitch , on his first visit as sovereign to Northern Ireland, which has been plagued since Brexit by community tensions inherited from the bloody past of the Troubles.

With a shining example before me, and with the help of God, I take up my new duties determined to seek the well-being of all the people of Northern Ireland, the monarch told the local Parliament, on standstill since the victory in the last elections of Sinn Féin Republicans, who do not recognize the authority of the monarchy.

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