Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) is buried eleven days after her death in the King George VI Side Chapel in Windsor. The world has said goodbye to her, for her family the state funeral with thousands of mourners on September 19 was a tiring and sad day. How is it going for King Charles III. (73) and his relatives further?
King Charles III has ordered a royal mourning period that will last up to seven days after the Queen's funeral. The ten-day official mourning period, however, is now over with the funeral. The royals are not expected to make any public appearances for the next seven days.'Incredibly intense' days are behind the royals
Royal expert Emily Nash explained to 'Hello!' magazine that after the funeral and what has been a busy and emotional past week for the royal family, there will be a 'time for reflection' and 'recovery'. The royals attended many memorial services in recent days, shaking hands with scores of grieving royal fans, accepting flowers and standing guard at the Queen's coffin.
'The last 10 days have been incredibly intense, especially for the King but also for the entire royal family and although the funeral is now over we will experience another 7 days of royal mourning,' Nash said. 'That means we won't see them going about their usual business, attending appointments and making public appearances.' Instead, the royals would now have a 'time to think' 'where they can recover from a very difficult personal moment in their lives.'
After the mourning in public, there are now a few quiet days for the royal family. As the British television network 'ITV' reports, official appearances by the Royals during this time are only permitted with the express permission of King Charles III. possible.Coronation and first trip abroad as king
The next big date for the monarch is his coronation. It is not yet known when this will take place. Emily Nash speculates that this could be in the next six months. Other media put the time between the Queen's death and Charles III's coronation as extended. out. However, it is unlikely that it will take as long as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. After the death of her father, King George VI. (1895-1952), in February 1952 16 months passed until the coronation in June 1953.
According to tradition, the coronation is expected to take place in Westminster Abbey. The Queen's funeral service was also held there on September 19. In addition to Charles III. his wife, king consort Camilla (75), will probably also be crowned.
According to ITV, one of the priorities for Charles III. be the future of the Commonwealth. One of his first trips abroad as king will therefore probably take him to one of the countries where he is head of state. Queen Elizabeth II undertook a six-month trip around the world with her husband, Prince Philip (1921-2021), after her coronation.
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