Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died yesterday September 08, 2022, at the place she loved the most – Balmoral Castle. Her elder son Prince Charles ascended to the throne. We are living through history. In the coming days, the events of the day Queen Elizabeth II died and a few days after that would be part of the Great British History. Let’s have a look at what happened on the Day 1 of the Carolean Era. (Please note that the Day’s details are in descending order)
Tomorrow will be the day when the Royal Pomp and Pageantry starts. Many of us have never seen them before because many of us even our parents might have known only one British Monarch. Saturday would be another Day in History.
By the time Day 1 of the Carolean Era ended we had the following confirmation for the next events:
- The King, The Queen Consort, and The Princess of Wales will be attending the Accession Council’s meeting at the St. James’ Palace in London at 10 AM Local Time. For the first time in history, the meeting will be televised. From the Accession Council’s website,
“After the Accession Council, Garter King of Arms, accompanied by the Earl Marshal (who is responsible for the ceremonial arrangements relating to the Proclamation), other Officers of Arms and the Sergeants at Arms, will read the Proclamation from the Balcony above Friary Court, St James’s Palace. Gun salutes will coincide with the Proclamation.
Once the Proclamation has been read, the Heralds will travel to Mansion House in the City of London. The Proclamation will then be read at the Royal Exchange in the presence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London and the City Civic party. The Proclamation will also be read out publicly in Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast and in other locations according to custom.
After the Accession Council, the Garter King of Arms, accompanied by the Earl Marshal (who is responsible for the ceremonial arrangements relating to the Proclamation), other Officers of Arms, and the Sergeants at Arms will read the Proclamation from the Balcony above Friary Court, St James’s Palace. Gun salutes will coincide with the Proclamation. Once the Proclamation has been read, the Heralds will travel to Mansion House in the City of London.
The Proclamation will then be read at the Royal Exchange in the presence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London and the City Civic party. The Proclamation will also be read out publicly in Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast and in other locations according to custom.“
I will end the day with this Behind the Scene video from the recording of King Charles III’s first national address. No words, just tears.
Spanish King and Queen visited the British Commissioner’s House to sign the book of Condolences.
People are queuing for miles this morning just to get to Buckingham Palace, lay flowers and pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen. It’s pouring with rain but we’re British, and everyone wants to show our wonderful monarch just what she meant to the nation. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/DtaWakvwu8
— Lucy Jones (@ByLucyJones) September 9, 2022
In the evening At St. Paul’s Cathedral, a service of prayer and reflection was held where the King’s address was broadcast. The moment the change of Era actually hit many of us.
God Save The King:
For the first time in over 70 years, God Save The King is sung publicly.
We are in a new era.
God Save The Queen will likely never be heard again in any of our lifetimes. pic.twitter.com/eHQRk5BQ4U
— Royal Central (@RoyalCentral) September 9, 2022
After 7 decades, The United Kingdom sang ‘God Save The King’.
Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, a Service of Prayer and Reflection will be held at the Cathedral at 6pm today. This service will be open to the public, with 2,000 entry wristbands available for collection from 11am…1/3 pic.twitter.com/ZDL6qC0Wai
— St Paul’s Cathedral (@StPaulsLondon) September 9, 2022
A view outside the cathedral, where the public gathered to join the service.
Another Historic moment, was when The King bestowed the much-awaited title of The Prince and Princess of Wales on his elder son, Prince William, and his wife Catherine. A source said,
“The Prince and Princess of Wales are focussed on deepening the trust and respect of the people of Wales over time. They will approach their roles in the modest and humble way they’ve approached their work previously. The new Princess of Wales appreciates the history associated with this role but will understandably want to look to the future as she creates her own path.”
His Majesty The King addresses the Nation and the Commonwealth. “Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved Mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother.”
As The Queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I too now solemnly pledge myself, throughout the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the Constitutional principles at the heart of our nation.
And to my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you. Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years – King Charles III
King Charles III held his first audience with British Prime Minister Liz Truss. Liz Truss was appointed the Prime Minister of the country by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this Tuesday at Balmoral Castle. That turned out to be The Queen’s last public engagement.
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla went inside Buckingham Palace- the official residence of the Monarch for the first time as the King and Queen. A picture that is part of history now.
The King and Queen saw the floral arrangements left by the members of the public outside Buckingham Palace. The Palace announced that The King would be recording his first address at the Blue Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace and it will be broadcast at 6 PM.
King Charles III and Queen Consort arrived at Buckingham Palace where they were received by the well-wishers with huge cheers, a kiss on the cheek, and chanting of God Save the King.
King Charles III and the Queen Consort have arrived at Buckingham Palace where hundreds have gathered. The Royal Standard has been raised – the half-masting of flags at Royal Residences does not apply to the Royal Standard. pic.twitter.com/iFAzNCCr8Y
— Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) September 9, 2022
The Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge has left Balmoral and is traveling back to Windsor to be with his family ahead of the Accession Council tomorrow, Kensington Palace confirms.
Gun salutes have taken place in all four nations of the United Kingdom and on board Royal Navy ships at sea, to pay respects to The Queen after 70 years of service to the country. pic.twitter.com/Ddm5Oo96E5
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) September 9, 2022
The Cabinet paid tribute to the Queen at a meeting this morning. It is understood that ministers shared memories of the monarch’s lifetime of service, including fond recollections of their own encounters with her. There was a moment of silence at the conclusion of the meeting.
Today, MPs paid tribute to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the House of Commons Chamber.
Find out more: https://t.co/o4zfCn7P8B pic.twitter.com/VIjzU2qqBq
— UK House of Commons (@HouseofCommons) September 9, 2022
A Service of Prayer and Reflection on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held in St Paul’s Cathedral today at 6 pm. The public was invited to attend and 2,000 seats will be allocated to the public on a first come first served basis.
The King and The Queen Left for the London. The King will be having his first meeting with the Prime Minister later in the day followed by his first address to the Nation that would be televised.
Buckingham Palace released information about the mourning period and Floral arrangements with a message reading, “Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, it is His Majesty The King’s wish that a period of Royal Mourning is observed from now until seven days after The Queen’s Funeral. The date of the Funeral will be confirmed in due course.”
The Accession Council and Privy Council’s meeting details were released by The Palace. A new Sovereign succeeds to the throne as soon as his or her predecessor dies and is proclaimed as soon as possible at an Accession Council in St James’s Palace. The council is scheduled to meet on Saturday, September 10th, 2022.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Abbey’s tenor bell is tolling once every minute for the next hour.
The tenor bell is the largest of the Abbey’s ten bells and is traditionally tolled upon the death of a member of the Royal Family. pic.twitter.com/utc9t7uICh
— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) September 9, 2022
The British Royal Family provided the first piece of information.
For the latest guidance on Mourning and how to sign our online book of condolence, please visit our website:
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 9, 2022
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.
Her Majesty has been Head of the Commonwealth since 1952 and has dedicated over 70 years to service.
We pay tribute to her life and the hard work she has accomplished across the Commonwealth and the globe.
— The Commonwealth (@commonwealthsec) September 8, 2022
Across the seven decades of her history-making reign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II met 14 American presidents.
The thoughts and prayers of the Biden-Harris Administration and people all across the U.S. are with the people of the U.K. and the Commonwealth in their grief. pic.twitter.com/xdwh9rZ9ZE
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 8, 2022
His Majesty King Abdullah II extends his condolences to King Charles III of the United Kingdom and British Prime Minister Liz Truss over the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II #Jordan #UK
— RHC (@RHCJO) September 9, 2022
To you, she was your Queen.
To us, she was The Queen.
She will be with all of us forever. pic.twitter.com/PaL1DRmlHK
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) September 9, 2022
The World was stunned by The news and Condolences from all over the world were pouring in. From Politicals leaders to Pope, Royals to Business Houses, Fashion houses to Celebrities every one was grieving the loss of one of the most influential women in the world.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a stalwart of our times. She provided inspiring leadership to her nation and people. She personified dignity and decency in public life. Pained by her demise. My thoughts are with her family and people of UK in this sad hour.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 8, 2022
The House is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an unwavering symbol of grace, dignity and dedication. All our thoughts are with the @RoyalFamily and our British friends. pic.twitter.com/nyfc5XQnm9
— Dior (@Dior) September 8, 2022
As the flag is lowered to half mast over Windsor Castle an incredible rainbow appears over the castle, for a few minutes and then just like that it was gone…. pic.twitter.com/nOIQCAxWQQ
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisJack_Getty) September 8, 2022
By Thursday midnight we ended the Royal coverage with the following confirmation:
- King Charles III and Queen Consort Consort will spend the night at Balmoral Castle and will return to London on Friday Morning. The new King will have his first meeting with the Prime Minister as the Sovereign.
- The Duke of Cambridge was also spending the night at Balmoral.
- Accession Council and Privy Council will be meeting soon to proclaim the new King
- The Royal Household and The Government are following Operation London Bridge – the plan that was put in place a long time ago to see what will happen once The Queen dies.
- The Royal Family’s official website was updated with some information about The King and The Queen Consort.