Queen Elizabeth: The mourning period for the royal court is not yet over, but the monarchy continues.

As a result, most of the public engagements expected from the monarchs have been cancelled. A few have come forward, but they have largely been opportunities to recognize some of the parties involved in Windsor’s ceremonial arrangements over the past fortnight.

For example, the Prince and Princess of Wales surprised volunteers by helping out with the crowds who turned up to show their gratitude at Windsor’s Guildhall on Thursday. Separately, Princess Anne visited Portsmouth Naval Base to thank naval personnel for their role in the funeral procession.

Just a day after his mother was laid to rest, Charles III turned his attention to government affairs and picked up where the late queen left off, approving a number of ministers, according to Downing Street. Although so much seems to have happened since then, let’s not forget that Queen Elizabeth II invited new Prime Minister Liz Truss to form a government just two days before her death on September 8th.

The King is now said to have returned to Scotland to grieve with the Queen Consort, but you can expect the sovereign’s signature red boxes are being sent north to continue his daily duties. The red boxes hold the important roles of UK government ministers and Commonwealth representatives.

So in the meantime, while the family retires for a short time, royal watchers are turning to the future, where questions have arisen about the king’s coronation.

The palace has not yet announced a date for the coronation, but it is likely to be a few months away.

Historically, there has always been a gap between a new monarch’s accession to the British throne and their coronation. If we recall the example of Queen Elizabeth II, her coronation took place 16 months after she became monarch on June 2, 1953. The reason for this is to give the previous sovereign a proper time to mourn and also because it is necessary to organize a coronation. a lot of planning

What we do know is that it will take place in Westminster Abbey, because all coronations since 1066 have taken place there. Since William the Conqueror, all but two kings have been crowned there. Edward V died before his coronation and Edward VIII abdicated.

While the coronation is expected to have the fanfare and fanfare associated with royal occasions, it will likely be an Anglican ceremony. However, some have questioned whether the king plans to become more inclusive after his remarks as he hosts faith leaders at Buckingham Palace on Friday.

At the event, Charles said he sees Britain as a “community of communities” and noted that this understanding has an “additional duty” to “protect the diversity of our country”. So it is possible that this additional role and multi-faith Britain will have some reflection at next year’s coronation.

Unlike a state funeral, where the Queen was involved in the planning, the coronation will be designed entirely by the King, in consultation with the UK government. With preparations likely to begin in earnest now, he wants to be sure that the national mood is balancing — there may be less joy after a difficult winter between the cost of living and the energy crisis — to reflect it. vision of the future monarchy.


CNN talks to those who braved the packed crowds in central London to watch the funeral procession, bidding farewell to Britain’s longest-serving monarch.


The Queen’s funeral attracts 26 million viewers in the UK.

The state funeral and engagement services of the Queen of the United Kingdom were the first to be televised for a British monarch. It was always expected to be one of the greatest moments in British television history. And while it didn’t get the biggest audience ever, more than 26 million people tuned in to watch the funeral. It’s worth noting, however, that the data released by the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (or BARB) still doesn’t take into account those watching on personal devices like laptops, phones or tablets. Read more about this story.
Members of the public watch the funeral at Truro Cathedral in England.


The last time the public saw the Queen’s coffin was when it entered the royal chamber under St George’s Chapel in Windsor. However, that is not his final resting place. The Queen was laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Annex on Monday evening following a private burial service attended by King Charles III and other members of the royal family. At that time, the coffin of the late Duke of Edinburgh was also moved and taken to the crypt, so that the Queen could die with her beloved husband of 73 years. The burial service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, who had conducted the committal service earlier in the day.

The Queen's coffin will arrive at St George's Chapel in Windsor on Monday.

Royal residences, including Windsor Castle, have been closed since the monarch’s death on September 8. But the general public will be able to see the Queen’s final resting place when the castle reopens for tours on September 29. Some areas inside the royal residences were reopened. tourists on Thursday, including the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, according to the Royal Collection Trust. However, Buckingham Palace’s summer opening of the State Rooms and Royal Mews will not return this year. In addition, special exhibitions celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse will not reopen to the public, the trust added.


In the UK, people have paid tribute to the Queen. For most people in the country, he was the only monarch they had ever known.

CNN had a crew of photographers on the ground for the Queen’s funeral and days of ceremonial events, witnessing her final journey from Balmoral to Windsor.

Along the way, grieving members of the public shared their reasons for turning out in droves to pay their respects, such as waiting hours on the procession routes in Edinburgh or Windsor, joining the line of repose in London’s Westminster Hall. attending another community event in honor of the late monarch.

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is escorted by Royal Navy sailors as it travels from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch for the monarch’s funeral on Monday, September 19, in London.

People wait in line near Tower Bridge in London throughout the last day of the Queen’s repose.

The public passes the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall.

See our interactive photo story exploring the many ways Britain said goodbye.


Vice President Kamala Harris, her husband Doug Emhoff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy were among those in attendance.

Washington honors Queen with service at National Cathedral.

US Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Lord Doug Emhoff joined a DC dignitary Wednesday in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral. The service was attended by the British Embassy and featured the British national anthem “God Save the King” and the US “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other politicians and Washington public figures were among those in attendance. More on this story here.


Analysis by CNN’s Luke McGee, UK and European Politics and Policy Editor

The Queen’s death marked the end of an era for the monarchy in more ways than one. He was the last major king of a generation that will soon seem foreign to modern monarchists.

During her 70 years on the throne, Elizabeth gave only one media interview, which was limited to the subject of the coronation. He never publicly expressed a strong opinion on any matter that could be considered political or controversial. He avoided any public intervention in how UK public institutions should be run. In fact, the most controversial political times during Elizabeth’s reign came from the indiscretions of others.

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the Queen “squealed” with joy when Scotland voted to remain part of the UK in the 2014 independence referendum. The Sun speculated in 2016 that the Queen supported Brexit, something Sally Osman, the former Buckingham Palace communications director, quickly rubbished when interviewed on CNN earlier this week.

Contrast this with the monarchs leading the monarchy into a new and more certain future. Elizabeth’s eldest child, the current King Charles III, embarrassed the family when letters he wrote to former Prime Minister Tony Blair between 2004 and 2005 were published.

Although the letters seemed quite innocuous — focusing on subsidies for farmers and, amusingly, the merits of publishing such private letters — the first in line was more than happy to express political opinions. the prime minister stressed to the supporters of the convention that the monarchy is apolitical. Read the full story here.
King Charles reacts when a member of the public gives him a drawing of his late mother as he joins people queuing to pay their respects to the Queen as she lies in state on September 17, 2022.

“In this time of grief, I take great comfort in your continued enthusiasm, optimism and commitment to the Earthshot Award and to what we are trying to achieve. Protecting the environment was a cause close to my grandmother’s heart.”

Prince William’s video message to the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit.

As the Prince of Wales continues to mourn the loss of his grandmother, he was unable to attend an environmental summit in New York this week. Instead, the grieving monarch sent a video message (which you can watch here) and asked New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to put her in her place. Ardern said she was “humbled” by William’s request and joked that she was a “very poor replacement” for the absent monarch before beginning her speech reflecting on how the Queen had shown what can be achieved with strength and perseverance.