Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

UPDATE #4 7:15 PM EDT: A number of extra particulars from the day’s occasions, starting with what to search for tomorrow. (This might be my final replace for the day.) 

  • King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort will return to London. The King is predicted to fulfill with the Prime Minister and Cabinet. It is probably going he additionally ship an handle to the nation tomorrow.
  • There might be a gathering of the Accession Council at St. James’s Palace.
  • Books of condolence might be positioned at British embassies and in areas all through the UK.   
  • There might be ceremonial gun salutes at Hyde Park and Tower Hill.
  • The Sun reportsThe Queen might be laid to relaxation by her beloved husband Prince Philip’s facet on the King George VI memorial chapel at Windsor Castle.”

More on the Accession Council from the Privy Council site.

A brand new Sovereign succeeds to the throne as quickly as his or her predecessor dies and is proclaimed as quickly as attainable at an Accession Council in St James’s Palace.

An Accession Council is normally convened inside 24 hours of the loss of life of a Sovereign and is typically held at St James’s Palace to make formal Proclamation of the loss of life of the Monarch and the accession of the successor to the throne. The Accession Council needs to be held earlier than Parliament meets, and Parliament ought to meet as quickly as practicable after the loss of life.

Here is a late take a look at the scene exterior Buckingham Palace.

More from NBC News

Braving the heavy rain, a crowd of hundreds gathered exterior Buckingham Palace to pay their respects… Even because the rain bought heavier and the temperature dropped, extra individuals arrived. Many pulled out their cellphones to take footage.  

Many introduced bouquets, which they laid on the black iron gates of the enduring constructing the place a discover saying the loss of life of the one monarch most Britons have ever identified was connected. On The Mall, the grand boulevard resulting in the palace, black London taxis lined up in tribute.

The Victoria Memorial. 

The scene on the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh this night.

A person brings flowers to the Palace in Edinburgh. 

Australian and Aboriginal flags fly at half-mast on the Harbour Bridge in Sydney. 

Members of the general public signed a condolence e-book at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney.

A photograph of Her Majesty at St. Andrew’s in Sydney. 

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern writes in a condolence e-book. 


Ms. Ardern’s message. 


New Zealand Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro addressing the media right now.

From her remarks.  

I’ve written to the brand new King on behalf of all New Zealanders, expressing the condolences of the nation. The message reads as follows:
On behalf of the individuals of New Zealand, I convey our deepest condolences on the loss of life of Her Majesty the Queen. To all members of the Royal Family, we prolong our ideas at this tough time.

New Zealand shares with the individuals of Her Majesty’s Realms profound grief on the lack of a cherished monarch and honoured chief. Her Majesty The Queen was a lot cherished and revered in New Zealand, and might be lengthy remembered for her lifetime of devoted service.


In Alberta, Canada, a portrait is draped in black. 

A notice left with flowers on the British Embassy in Washington. 

A number of extra covers and entrance pages. 

Le Parisien

El Mundo

Le Figaro


And The Sun.

People journal’s twin covers. 

President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden visited the British Embassy in Washington this night and signed a e-book of condolence.

White House social media accounts famous HM met 14 US Presidents throughout her reign. 

The closing social media submit I’ll share is from the official Paddington Bear account

(If the Paddington tweet is complicated, it pertains to a video made for the Jubilee that includes HM and Paddington having tea.)  

UPDATE #3 6:15 PM EDT: A take a look at among the papers’ entrance pages starting with The Telegraph.

The Mirror.

The Financial Times.

The Daily Mail

The Guardian.

The Telegraph reports “Britain’s complete sporting schedule is being suspended on Friday as nationwide mourning begins after the loss of life of the Queen.” 

I’m nonetheless enjoying catchup on official reactions. This is a portion of the assertion from India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The letter despatched to King Charles by Queen Margrethe of Denmark, a 3rd cousin to the Queen. Queen Margrethe celebrated her golden jubilee this 12 months.

In a social media submit, King Abdullah II of Jordan wrote, “Jordan mourns the passing of an iconic chief. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a beacon of knowledge and principled management for seven many years. She was a associate for Jordan and a pricey household buddy. We stand with the individuals and management of the UK at this tough time.”  

A submit from The Commonwealth.

If you have been watching any of the reside protection from Windsor and/or London, you’ll have seen the torrential rain at factors through the day. The solar did come out, making a double rainbow seen at Buckingham Palace.   

A rainbow was additionally seen in Windsor.

UPDATE #2 4:30PM ET: Crowds at Buckingham Palace continued to develop this night.

 This view reveals the Victoria Memorial in entrance of the Palace.

The large digital billboard at Piccadilly Circus. 

The Empire State Building. 

Below, a portion of the message shared by Spain’s King Felipe.  

Deeply saddened by the unhappy information of the passing away of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, your loved one Mother, I want to supply Your Majesty and the British individuals, on my behalf and on behalf of the Spanish Government and other people, our most heartfelt condolences. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has undoubtedly witnessed, written and formed most of the most related chapters within the historical past of our world over the past seven many years. Queen Letizia and I ship Your Majesty and the entire Family our love and prayers. You are all in our hearts and ideas. We will miss Her dearly. With all my friendship and affection, Felipe

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid stated, “On behalf of the Government and other people of Israel, I ship my condolences to the Royal Family and the individuals of the United Kingdom on the loss of life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She leaves behind an unparalleled legacy of management and repair.” Here you see the particular lighting of Tel Aviv’s metropolis corridor tonight.  


UPDATE #1 4PM ET: The tributes are coming in lots of varieties from throughout the UK and all over the world.  Below, a portion of an announcement from US President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, through CNBC.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was greater than a monarch. She outlined an period,” the Bidens stated in an announcement. “In a world of fixed change, she was a steadying presence and a supply of consolation and delight for generations of Britons, together with many who’ve by no means identified their nation with out her. An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united individuals throughout the Commonwealth. The seven many years of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human development and the ahead march of human dignity.” 

Flags at some federal buildings within the US have been lowered; beneath you see the White House. 

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s assertion. 

Black cab drivers lined the mall a lot as they did when Prince Philip died. 

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II embodied the British nation’s continuity and unity for over 70 years. I keep in mind her as a buddy of France, a kind-hearted queen who has left a long-lasting impression on her nation and her century.” 

From Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s submit on social media.

From UK Scouts. 

Below, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.    


With profound sorrow, right now now we have reside protection following the loss of life of Her Majesty The Queen. At 6:30 pm native time, 1:30 pm EDT, Buckingham Palace launched the information.

The information adopted an early afternoon assertion from Buckingham Palace saying “Following additional analysis this morning, The Queen’s medical doctors are involved for Her Majesty’s well being and have beneficial she stay underneath medical supervision. The Queen stays comfy and at Balmoral.”

Prince Charles, now King Charles III, and the Duchess of Cornwall, now Queen Consort, traveled to Balmoral by helicopter. Princess Anne was already at Balmoral. The Duke of Cambridge, now the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge, the Duke of York, and Earl and Countess of Wessex flew to Aberdeen collectively.  The Duke of Sussex traveled to Balmoral individually. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, now the Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, remained in Windsor with the three Cornwall/Cambridge kids. Below, footmen submit the information on the gates of Buckingham Palace.   

Below, the Buckingham Palace web site. 

The flag was lowered at Windsor Castle. 

King Charles III launched an announcement. 

The flag at Buckingham Palace. 

Prime Minister Liz Truss spoke shortly after the announcement. 

From her remarks: 

We’re all devastated by the information that now we have simply heard from Balmoral. The loss of life of Her Majesty the Queen is a large shock to the nation and to the world. Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which trendy Britain was constructed.

She was the very spirit of Great Britain, and that spirit will endure. She has been our longest-ever reigning monarch. It’s a unprecedented achievement to preside with such dignity and style for 70 years.

Her lifetime of service stretches past most of our residing recollections.

Today the crown passes, because it has accomplished for greater than 1,000 years, to our new monarch, our new head of state, His Majesty, King Charles III. 

With the King’s household, we mourn the lack of his mom. And as we mourn, we should come collectively as a individuals to assist him to assist him bear the superior duty that he now carries for us all. 

We supply him our loyalty and devotion. Just as his mom devoted a lot to so many, for thus lengthy.

And with the passing of the second Elizabethan age, we usher in a brand new period within the magnificent historical past of our nice nation, precisely as Her Majesty would have wished by saying the phrases: God save the King.

Crowds gathered at Buckingham Palace. 

Windsor Castle.

A lady locations flowers at Windsor Castle. 

The Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh this night.

Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. 

The Kensington Palace social media accounts have been up to date with new titles.

A West Ham soccer fan reacts to the information at a soccer match at London Stadium. 

I’ll proceed updating the submit; new content material will go be added on the high. 



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