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Here are the plans for the next 10 days


Britain’s Queen Elizabeth arrives for the opening of the Sainsbury’s Plant Breeding Laboratory at the University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens in Cambridge, southern England, Britain on April 27, 2011.

Andrey Victory | Reuters

LONDON Z death of Queen Elizabeth II World Health Organization ruled for more than 70 yearsThe United Kingdom plunged into mourning and at least 10 days of solemn ceremony.

Few people alive anywhere in the world will witness anything like the meticulously planned and detailed plan, including the firing of cannons, the ringing of bells across the land, and millions of people gathered to pay their respects.

The plan for the queen’s funeral, codenamed “London Bridge,” has been years in the making and provides several uncertain weeks for the nation from the succession of the new king to a period of national mourning, the queen’s funeral and the eventual coronation of her eldest son, Charles, 73, according to previous briefings with Buckingham Palace officials.

Day 1

Britain is now in a period of official national mourning, which lasts until the Queen’s funeral.

Since the death of Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, Charles has officially become the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as the head of state of such Commonwealth countries as Australia and Canada.

Elizabeth’s body will now be flown to Holyrood, her residence in Edinburgh, before a service attended by members of the royal family will be held tomorrow or Saturday at St Giles Cathedral in the Scottish capital.

The Queen’s coffin will then be taken to London on an overnight train before being taken to Buckingham Palace.

An honor guard formed by the Royal Guards — soldiers in the distinctive red overcoats and bearskin hats that stand guard outside royal residences — will present their weapons when the coffin arrives. Charles will witness it; his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Elizabeth’s eldest grandson, Prince William; and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

It’s a busy time for the new king, who will meet Prime Minister Liz Truss, issue a written statement and record a televised address to the nation to be broadcast later that day.

In the expected outpouring of grief, space has been set aside outside Buckingham Palace, the administrative headquarters of the British monarch, for flowers and other tributes from the public, before they are collected and taken to a designated floral tribute area in nearby Green Park. Thousands of people are expected to leave messages in books of condolence at Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace, also in London, and at Windsor Castle, the family home of Britain’s kings and queens for more than 1,000 years.

Westminster Abbey’s tenor bell and Big Tom, the state bell at St Paul’s Cathedral, will ring out over London from the south for one hour. Gun salutes are also planned to be fired at Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle and Hyde Park in London, every 10 seconds for each year of Elizabeth’s life.

The Sevastopol Bell, captured from Russian forces during the 19th century Crimean War, will also be rung at Windsor Castle once a minute for every year of her life.

Flags on official buildings will be flown at half-mast, and flags in Parliament Square and on the Mall of London will be draped in black crepe and tassels. A service of thanksgiving is held in St. Paul’s Cathedral, although the new king will not be there.

Day 2

The day after Elizabeth’s death, the new king will reveal the name under which he will rule — it may not be Charles III — at a meeting in the Throne Room at St James’s Palace in London.

Members of the Privy Council, a committee of senior current and former politicians and judges who advise the monarch, will hear the new king being sworn in and give a speech. For the first time, the meeting — a constitutional formality known as the Council of the Ascension — will be televised.

Also in attendance will be the Archbishop of Canterbury, the highest priesthood in the Church of England, which is now headed by the new king.

The King’s proclamation will be greeted with a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park by the Royal Army’s Royal Horse Artillery and a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London by the Honorary Artillery Company.

In one of the many magnificent spectacles, a ceremonial tune or fanfare will be played, and the heraldic position of the King’s Garter, which has been in the royal family since 1484, proclaims Charles as the new king from the balcony of St. James’s Palace.

The Royal Orchestra will then play the first verse of the national anthem, which now has a new name: “God Save the King”.

At this point, flags on public buildings can be raised to full staff.

The new king then heads to the Royal Exchange in London, in London’s ancient and modern financial district, where he is proclaimed king by Clarence, another heraldic role dating back to the Middle Ages.

The royal officer commanding the pikemen and musketeers then orders them to “advance the pikes,” which is five strokes of the line drums, and then “order the pikes,” which is three times.

Day 3

Cities across the kingdom will make their own proclamations with fanfare at Cardiff Castle, Wales; Mercat’s Cross, a ceremonial monument on the King’s Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland; and at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

At the moment, preparations are underway for Elizabeth’s body to be preserved.

Day 4

The new king and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visit the centers of political power in England and Scotland for the third day.

The morning before he makes his speech, they will hear condolences at Westminster Hall, between the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London.

They then fly to Edinburgh for a ceremony at St Giles Cathedral before meeting Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, where he will be greeted with a 21-gun salute.

Day 5

The King continues his tour of the country with a visit to Belfast, where he will visit Hillsborough Castle and St Anne’s Cathedral.

The thousands, if not millions, of people who are expected to line up to pay their respects in person when Elizabeth’s body is moved to Westminster Hall will be invited to line up at Victoria Tower Gardens, a small green area next to the Houses of Parliament. and along the River Thames.

It is so important to move her body to this place of temporary rest, now there will be a full rehearsal.

Day 6

Day 7

World leaders begin arriving to pay their respects at Westminster Hall on this day. Meanwhile, the new king meets with members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace.

Day 8

The new king meets the prime minister at noon for his first official weekly audience. It is a constitutional custom that the head of the political executive briefs the head of state on parliamentary business, as shown in The Crown and many other television and film scenes. .

Day 9

Just 10 days after her death, Elizabeth will be formally mourned at Westminster Abbey, attended by members of her family, members of the British establishment and heads of state from around the world.

In the morning, Westminster Abbey will be filled with high-profile British and foreign guests, including all living former British Prime Ministers.

The last well-wishers will be allowed into Westminster Hall to pay their respects at 6.30am (1.00am ET) before the coffin makes its short journey with the Imperial State Crown, Orb and Scepter on it.

At exactly 11 a.m. (6 a.m.) the pallbearers will stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and Big Ben will strike just once, marking a two-minute silence.

The Last Post, Reveille and the National Anthem will conclude the hour-long memorial service before a procession of up to 1.5 miles takes the coffin past Buckingham Palace to Wellington Arch and on to Elizabeth’s final resting place in Windsor.