The French President gave King Charles III the Queen’s picture book
Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to central London, lining up for hours and even overnights to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.
London officials have warned people could have to wait an average of 16 hours to enter Westminster Hall, where the Queen’s coffin is being held.
Macron and brigitte will present King Charles III with a picture book of the Queen’s visits to France.
According to French officials, President Emmanuel Macron will hand over the souvenir photo book to King Charles III as he attends a banquet with the king and other foreign leaders at Buckingham Palace on the evening of September 18, before attending queen Elizabeth II’s funeral tomorrow.
“Since her coronation, the Queen has known and spoken to all of our presidents.
No other country has had the honour of hosting the Queen as many times as we do,” Macron said last week in tribute to the Queen, who made her last visit to France in 2014.
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, aged 96, after more than 70 years of reign.
The series of events during the Queen’s state funeral took place over the 10 days after her death, ending with a funeral at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19.
Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle on the afternoon of September 8, aged 96.
Her coffin was taken to Holyroodhouse palace in Edinburgh on September 11, and on the morning of September 12 was transferred to St Giles’ Church, where the Scots were visited for 24 hours.
On the afternoon of 9/13, the coffin of Britain’s longest ruler was put on a plane to Buckingham Palace in London. Her coffin was then transferred to Westminster Hall, where people could visit for four days, before the funeral on September 19.
Kate wears brooches that once belonged to the late Queen, while Meghan wears pearl earrings she gave her in 2018, during the coffin procession on the afternoon of September 14.
On the afternoon of September 14, King Charles III led the British Royal Family in the procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to The Great Hall of Westminster, London, in front of hundreds of people.
While the king and his three younger siblings – Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – walked behind the coffin, Princess of Wales Kate Middleton and her sister-in-law, The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, sat in two cars in the back.
At the ceremony, Kate was seen wearing a leaf-shaped brooch studded with diamonds and three pearls, once belonging to the late Queen, as a way of honouring her.
The jewellery was once worn by the ruler of the British throne while attending a concert for his 73rd birthday in Seoul, South Korea, on April 21, 1999.
The brooch was first used by Kate in July 2017 while visiting the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Cemetery in Belgium, part of a series of activities commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.
The piece of jewelry seemed to be carefully chosen by Kate for visiting occasions. In 2018, she once again wore it for the annual Memorial Festival at the Royal Albert Hall, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
At yesterday’s procession, the mother-of-three also wore the late Princess Diana’s pearl earrings.
Meanwhile, Meghan Markle also paid tribute to the Queen by wearing the diamond-studded pearl earrings she gave her in 2018.
This isn’t the first time Meghan has been seen wearing the jewelry. In June 2018, she wore them when she visited storyhouse and town hall in Chester with the Queen. During this trip, the two attended the inauguration of the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
The late Queen also lent Meghan The Queen Mary’s crown to wear when she married Harry on May 19, 2018.
Daughter-in-law praises Queen Elizabeth II
In theory, Camilla would become Queen when Charles ascended the throne, unless a law prevented her.
However, before that, the British Royal Family was afraid of the public reaction, so there were many rumors that Camilla would only use the title of Princess when she was crowned.
The cause of these apprehensions was that Camilla was once criticized as the third person to interfere in the marriage of Princess Diana and Charles.
Charles married Princess Diana in 1981. They have two children together, William and Harry. In December 1992, Charles and Diana announced their separation.
They officially divorced in 1996. Diana died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
Two years after Diana’s death, Charles and Camilla made their first public appearance. Charles married Camilla in 2005 at St George’s Chapel. The two have no children together.
Queen Camilla expressed her admiration for Queen Elizabeth II, praising her mother-in-law for taking on the great responsibility for so long.
“The Queen will always be a part of our lives. I’m 75 now and I can’t remember anyone except the Queen holding that role.
The fact that she was a solitary woman, taking on that great responsibility must have been very difficult. I think she made her own role,” Camilla said.
This is the first time Queen Camilla has commented publicly since Queen Elizabeth II died on 8/9 at Balmoral Castle.
Remembering her late mother-in-law, Queen Camilla added: “She had amazing blue eyes.
When she laughed, her eyes brightened her entire face. I will always miss her smile. It’s an unforgettable smile.”
After the Queen’s death on 8/9, King Charles III (73) ascended the throne.
In his first televised address as king on September 9, King Charles declared his wife Camilla queen.
“I count on the dedicated help of my beloved wife, Camilla. In recognition of her faithful public service since we married 17 years ago, she will become Queen. I know she will be dedicated and steadfast in serving in the new role I trust,” Charles said.
Over the past few days, Queen Camilla has stood by King Charles on trips to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
She also appeared during a brief walk outside Buckingham Palace and the ordination of King Charles.
According to the media, the Queen broke her toe before the Queen died and suffered “a lot of pain”.
However, the Queen still fulfills her duties, always accompanying the new queen at events, banquets and funerals of the Queen.
On September 16, King Charles and Queen Camilla attended a prayer service for the Queen at Llandaff Cathedral in the Welsh capital Cardiff.
Earlier this week, the Queen and King Charles met and chatted with people outside Hillsborough Castle in Belfast.
In February, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II said her “sincere wish” was to see her daughter-in-law Camilla be known as Queen after her eldest son ascends the throne.
The Queen’s announcement ended all debate over Camilla’s title after years.