‘Fab four’: Still estranged but side by side for the queen

LONDON: Princes William and Harry and their wives Catherine and Meghan — once dubbed the “fab four” — walked together behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin Monday, just as the royal brothers did 25 years ago for their mother Princess Diana. But with a tell-all memoir by Harry due out next year and rows reportedly behind […]

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Trouble afoot? Emmanuel Macron’s sneakers cause stir online

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron‘s choice of footwear during his trip to London ahead of the Queen‘s funeral caused an outpouring of commentary – and disinformation – online. The 44-year-old leader was photographed on Sunday walking in front of Westminster Hall with his wife Brigitte where the late British sovereign was lying in state ahead […]

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Queen Elizabeth Funeral, Queen Death, British Queen Updates, UK Queen Funeral, September 19

Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Schedule (In IST) 11 am – The lying-in-state ceremony formally ends at Westminster Hall and the doors close to the public, ready for the transfer of her coffin to nearby Westminster Abbey. 12:30 pm – Doors open at Westminster Abbey for some 2,000 guests, including world leaders such as US President Joe […]

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Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral: Timings

LONDON: The meticulously planned events during Monday’s state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will follow a precise timetable. The lying-in-state ceremony formally ends at Westminster Hall and the doors close to the public, ready for the transfer of her coffin to nearby Westminster Abbey. Doors open at Westminster Abbey for some 2,000 guests, including world […]

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President Murmu arrives in London to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral | India News

NEW DELHI: President Droupadi Murmu has reached London where she is scheduled to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the Indian government. The President had left for London on Saturday. Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 at her summer residence Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September […]

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Queen’s death both challenge and reprieve for new UK leader

LONDON: British Prime Minister Liz Truss took office less than two weeks ago, impatient to set her stamp on government and facing an overflowing inbox of crises: soaring inflation, a plummeting national currency and skyrocketing energy bills. Then the death of 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II ripped up Truss’s carefully laid plans. The epochal event has […]

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Queen’s death triggers media bonanza in works for decades

NEW YORK: When word came that Queen Elizabeth II was close to her death, media organisations around the world sprang to life, dispatching reporters to a royal castle in Scotland and breaking out coverage plans decades in the making. At age 96, the queen’s passing was hardly a surprise. Still, the British royal succession is […]

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Queen Elizabeth II to be buried with husband Prince Philip

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II will be buried with her late husband Prince Philip at the conclusion of a solemn state funeral service made up of an hour-long ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch’s state funeral will begin at 11am local time on Monday and conclude […]

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