The Queen Elizabeth died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon- Buckingham Palace.
Britain’s Prince Harry is traveling alone to Scotland, without his wife Meghan, to be with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, after doctors expressed concern about her health on Thursday, PA Media reported.
The White House said on Thursday that President Joe Biden had been briefed about the situation with Britain’s ailing Queen Elizabeth and that his thoughts were with her and her family. Charles, the Prince of Wales, will unofficially become the king. He’ll make his first speech as head of state on the evening of the queen’s death.
But all of this is if the queen dies in London. Were she to pass away elsewhere — she is currently recuperating at Balmoral Castle in Scotland — the day after the queen’s death, the flags will be raised again, and at 11 am, Charles will officially become king. He may or may not choose to stick with the name and choose a regnal name instead. His wife Camilla will assume the title of queen, as per the wishes of Elizabeth II. The new king will tour the UK — to Edinburgh, Belfast, and Cardiff — to attend services honoring his mother.
Meanwhile, Westminster Hall will be closed for cleaning and funeral preparations. Four days after her death, Buckingham Palace will be a procession to Westminster Hall, where she will lie in State for the next four days. Important people will be able to visit her first, followed by her normal subjects. Officials expect between half a million to a million people to see the queen.
On the ninth day, the funeral is held. At 9 am, the bells covered in leather pads will ring. The coffin will be carried to Westminster Abbey. The funeral will begin at 11 am. After the funeral, the queen will be taken to Windsor Castle where she will be buried next to her husband, Prince Philip, and her father, King George VI.