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The symbols of majesty resting on Queen Elizabeth II's Coffin

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is currently Lying-in-State at Westminster Hall for four days to allow the public to pay their respects. She will remain there until 6:30 am on Monday, 19 September. Resting on top of the coffin are three symbols of the monarchy which hold great significance. The Queen’s coffin has been draped in the Royal Standard, the monarch’s personal flag. The Royal…
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Palaces & Buildings

Tower of London makes a major change amid King Charles III accession

Following the proclamation of a new monarch, His Majesty King Charles III, the Tower of London is making a major change. Following the proclamation of our new Sovereign His Majesty King Charles III, the Queen's House at the Tower of London will now be known as the King's House. Watch as the repainting is completed and final touches are made. pic.twitter.com/bvw37AY1tf— The Tower…
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The history of Westminster Hall

On Wednesday, 14 September, Queen Elizabeth II’s body will process from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, where it will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall. Westminster Hall is the oldest surviving part of the medieval Palace of Westminster, now a…
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The King's Guard is changed for the first time in seven decades

The first Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace has taken place since King Charles III was proclaimed Britain’s new Monarch. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the ceremony had been cancelled. Now that the ceremony has returned, this is the first time there has been a changing of the King’s Guard at royal palaces in 70 years. They’re Changing the Guard at…
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The Dean of Westminster Abbey pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

The Dean of Westminister, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE, is sharing sympathy with His Majesty The King and the Royal Family following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The Dean said of The Queen and her long association with the Abbey: “It was here in the Abbey that the late Queen swore her coronation oath and set the course for a lifetime of devoted service at the heart of our…
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