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Queen Elizabeth II: 1926-2022

todaySeptember 9, 2022 670 1

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Crowds are gathering in the rain outside Buckingham Palace – the royal family’s official residence.

The country has officially entered a state of mourning following the death of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the second.

Flowers, cards, candles and even a model corgi have been placed outside the famous black-and-gold gates.

The 96-year-old monarch died peacefully yesterday afternoon at Balmoral.

Rev Dr Ian Greenshields, moderator of the Church of Scotland spoke to Premier’s Michael Fanstone about the Queen’s relationship with the Church of Scotland.

The passing away of the Queen hasn’t only impacted people in the UK, but it’s being felt around the world.

Premier’s Michael Fanstone spoke with Bishop Michael Curry.

He’s the head of the Episcopal Church.

You may remember him as the person who preached at Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

Buckingham Palace has announced The Queen has died at the age of 96.

She is said to have passed away peacefully at Balmoral.

Her eldest son Charles now becomes King Charles the Third.

He’s issued a statement saying it’s a ‘moment of great sadness’ for his family, and paid tribute to ‘a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved mother’.

Most Rev Andrew John, Archbishop of Wales also paid tribute to the Queen, speaking with Premier’s Michael Fanstone.

The Royal Family will observe a period of mourning from now until seven days after the Queen’s funeral, the date of which will be confirmed later.

Her Majesty passed away at Balmoral Castle yesterday afternoon at the age of 96 – years – old.

Tributes and flowers are being laid at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral, as the nation mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth the second.

The new King, Charles the Third, will make his way from Scotland to London shortly, and will address the nation this evening.

Most Revd Stephen Cottrell Archbishop of York said although there is great mourning, there is still great hope.

King Charles is on his way back to London after taking off from Aberdeen Airport.

The new monarch, 73, will make a televised address to the nation later.

There will also be a service at St Paul’s Cathedral, where bells rang out at midday.

Bells were also rung at Westminster Abbey and at Windsor Castle.

Gun salutes are happening now in locations including Hyde Park and Edinburgh Castle.

Cannon Anne Easter who was the Queen’s chaplain spoke to Premier and spoke of her unwavering faith.

King Charles the Third has shaken hands with teary members of the public as he arrived at Buckingham Palace.

There were cheers too – as he and his Queen consort, Camilla, pulled up in front of the gates.

There was a spontaneous rendition of “God save the King”, too.

Plans for a full state funeral are expected to be signed off by His Majesty in the coming days.

Earlier, crowds fell silent as bells and guns sounded across the country to mark the death of the Queen Elizabeth the second.

Gavin Calver, CEO of the Evangelical Alliance has giving his reflections to Premier

Written by: Adam Brennan

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