The queen is buried after ten days of national mourning

Facts: British Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth II had four children, eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Charles III, the Queen’s eldest son. Married to Camilla, formerly Duchess of Cornwall. She is expected to be given the title of queen consort.

Princess Anne (princess royal) is the Queen’s second child and only daughter. She is married to Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence. The princess has two children from her first marriage.

Prince Andrew (Duke of York) is the Queen’s third child. He relinquished all duties as “working royalty” in 2019 after a controversial TV interview on the Newsnight programme. Andrew has two children with his former wife.

Prince Edward (Earl of Wessex) is her youngest son. Married to Sophie, two children in the marriage.

King Charles has two children.

Heir to the throne Prince William (Duke of Cambridge) is Charles’ eldest son by his marriage to first wife Diana (Princess of Wales). Prince William is married to Catherine. The couple has three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Charles’ youngest son Prince Harry (Duke of Sussex) and his wife Meghan live in the United States. The couple has two children.

Sources: NE and BBC

The new King Charles III will explain the official plans after a meeting with the Lord Marshal (earl marshal), which is expected to be held on Friday.

Currently, Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, Duke of Norfolk, holds that title, and thus has responsibility for arranging state funerals.

When the British monarch died on Thursday at the age of 96, her son automatically became king, according to the British court. She died in Scotland’s Balmoral, and her body is expected to be flown to Edinburgh on Friday morning where various ceremonies will be held before the remains are flown to London, according to ABC News.

Salute and audience

In London, the Queen will lie on the lap of the couple in Westminster Hall. After the state funeral, which according to protocol is to be held at Westminster Abbey, she will be taken to her final resting place at Windsor Castle.

According to The Guardian a salute, a minute’s silence and that the new king will hold his first audience with the prime minister on Friday are expected in Britain.

Flowers and lights outside Buckingham Palace.

On government websites in Great Britain, black mourning banners with the death notice have been posted, and flags in the country and in the rest of the Commonwealth have been lowered to half-mast. People gathered outside Buckingham Palace in London when news of the Queen’s failing health broke earlier on Thursday, and when the death notice was posted on the gate, mourners sang “God Save The Queen”.

Visited embassy

In the United States, the country’s president visited the British embassy in Washington DC to fill out a condolence book.

— We take care of you all. She was a great lady. I’m so glad I got to meet her, Biden told the ambassador, according to the report BBC.

Around the commonwealth, attention is drawn to the death knell. In Australia, it is announced that parliament will not meet as planned next week as a result of the death sentence. He and the country’s governor-general, the monarch’s representative in Australia, will travel to London in the coming days to meet King Charles.

Queen Elizabeth inspects a portrait in London in 2016.

In Canada, the House of Commons is in recess for the summer, but according to the minutes drawn up in the event of the Regent’s death, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to convene Parliament for a joint address, according to CBC.

No celebration in Jamaica

In Jamaica, national mourning will prevail until September 18, when a national day of mourning will be observed. On that day, all social gatherings are expected to be postponed, as are all other celebrations, according to Jamaica Observer.

“Reflecting on the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we can all agree that she was a portrait of dignity in the way she conducted the affairs of state and remains a model of leadership,” wrote Prime Minister Andrew Holmes on Twitter.

Barbados left the commonwealth and monarchy last year, becoming a republic instead. Despite that, Queen Elizabeth “will always have a special place in our hearts and we in Barbados will always treasure the memories of her visit to the country,” President Sandra Mason wrote in a statement, according to Barbados Today.

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