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Queen Elizabeth II has died

She was 96 years old, Charles III is the new King

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has died, aged 96, for 70 years on the British throne. The death occurred at the Scottish Summer residence of Balmoral. Around her, at the fateful moment, the four sons and closest family members: starting with the eldest one and heir to the throne Charles III, who at 73 becomes King with his second wife Camilla Shand elevated to Queen consort. The first speech of the new sovereign today around 7:00pm Italian time.

The chancelleries of the countries of the former British Empire and the whole world are united to bid farewell to Elizabeth II, in an atmosphere of profound emotion. The solemn funeral will be held, according to protocol, 10 days after the death. On September 17 the funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey, where the coffin will arrive in procession. After the service, a procession will accompany the coffin to Hyde Park for a final farewell in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, before lowering the Queen's coffin into the Royal crypt.

Charles III will be officially proclaimed king on Saturday September 10. The ceremony will be held at St James's Palace in London, in front of the body responsible for the proclamation after the death of a monarch, the Accession Council, made up of private advisers, grand officials of State, members of the House of Lords, the Mayor Sadiq Aman Khan, City of London Councilors, Commonwealth Kingdom High Commissioners and Senior Officials.

Elizabeth II, daughter of George VI, has died in the year of the Platinum Jubilee (70 years after the coronation in 1952) and about 18 months after the death of her consort Philip of Edinburgh in April 2021. The last public appearance of the Queen dates back to Tuesday, September 6, when, standing frail and with a serene smile, he presided over the handover between Boris Johnson and the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss, who took office in Downing Street.

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