Queen Elizabeth II died while close family were en route to Balmoral, her death certificate confirms

Using her full name of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, the certificate lists the late Queen as “widowed” following the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in April 2021. Her occupation was simply: “Her Majesty the Queen.” The cause of death is recorded as “old age”, at Balmoral Castle. Her “usual address” was listed … Read more

Coverage of the Queen’s death led to drop in funding for Democrats, New York Times says

“When something knocks politics out of the news, especially when it’s this big a story with pageantry, Harry and Meghan and how the new King presents himself, you are going to forget politics is out there. “Without these reminders, it is a little harder to remember to be moved to the point where people will … Read more

Britain faces future with ‘white, privileged male’ as head of state, says Labour pressure group

Britain faces a “future with a white privileged male” as head of state for the next century, a Labour pressure group said on Saturday night. Labour for a Republic proceeded with a fringe event on the eve of the annual party conference in Liverpool, defying calls for them to cancel it after the death of … Read more

Angela Rayner reveals contents of note passed in Commons on day of Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Describing the moment she first realised the monarch’s death was imminent, she said: “I read between the lines on that, because you don’t get a note saying the Queen is unwell if she’s got a bit of a cough or a cold.” Ms Rayner said “the gravity” of the situation was underlined by the fact … Read more

King Charles retreats to Balmoral to privately mourn Elizabeth II’s death

Underlining its importance to her, it showed the late Queen in the wilds of the Scottish hills surrounded by heather. Taken in 1971 by her cousin, the Fifth Earl of Lichfield – a photographer whose archive contains a treasure trove of images of the off-duty Royal family over numerous Balmoral summers – it is thought … Read more

Royal flags stay at half mast as King and family start final week of mourning

The quote is from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and was said by Charles in his speech to MPs and peers on September 12. The day of the funeral was filled with personal touches, with the wreath adorning the Queen’s coffin featuring a handwritten note from the King, saying: “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R.” Charles had … Read more

Emotional Duchess of Sussex sheds a tear as Queen’s coffin is driven away

The Duchess wore a pair of pearl and diamond earrings given to her by the late Queen. She wore them on her first joint engagement with the monarch, when they opened a new bridge in Cheshire in June 2018. Earlier, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined the procession into the Abbey, walking behind the … Read more

Faithful friends to the end, Queen Elizabeth’s corgis waited for her at Windsor

Two of Queen Elizabeth’s great passions in life were dogs and horses. It perhaps should not have been a surprise, then, to see the unannounced inclusion of her beloved corgis and Emma, her fell pony, in the funeral procession. Sandy and Muick, now in the care of Prince Andrew, awaited her arrival at Windsor Castle … Read more

Reign of King Charles III begins in earnest at the end of his darkest day

Beside him, his Queen Consort looked bereft at times, but she knows she must now become the “strength and stay” that Prince Philip was to the Queen. When events moved on to Windsor, and the more intimate committal ceremony inside St George’s Chapel, she walked beside her husband as the coffin was carried down the … Read more

Justin Trudeau sings Bohemian Rhapsody in London hotel days before Queen’s funeral

His office subsequently released a statement defending his actions. A spokesman for Mr Trudeau said: “After dinner on Saturday, the Prime Minister joined a small gathering with members of the Canadian delegation, who have come together to pay tribute to the life and service of Her Majesty. “Gregory Charles, a renowned musician from Quebec and … Read more