The Queen’s state funeral will begin at Westminster Abbey at 13:00 Kyiv time.
In the UK, today they say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8 at the 97th year of her life.
The Queen’s state funeral will begin at Westminster Abbey at 13:00 Kyiv time. Before that, it was possible to pay tribute to Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall for four days. Today has been declared a public holiday in the UK.
About 500 foreign dignitaries are expected to attend the state funeral, including world leaders such as US President Joe Biden. Members of the royal family and British officials will also be present. From Ukraine, Prime Minister Denis Shmihal and First Lady Elena Zelenskaya arrived at the funeral.
Elizabeth II dies: details of the death of the Queen of Britain
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. After the death of the monarch, a ten-day mourning began in the country.
The next day, the new King of Great Britain, Charles III, made his first televised address. to the nation, in which he spoke about his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and also promised to continue her path.
On September 10, Charles III was officially proclaimed King of Great Britain at a historic ceremony at St. James’s Palace.