The Queen’s funeral begins at 7:00 p.m. Japan time

Dignitaries and leaders from around the world, including Emperor Naruhito and US President Joe Biden, gathered in London for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on the 8th of this month.

The state funeral will be held for one hour at Westminster Abbey beginning at 11:00 a.m. local time (7:00 p.m. Japan time). Before that, the Queen’s coffin will be removed from the Houses of Parliament, where it has lain for about four days. Crowds of citizens line up at the Capitol to say their final farewells.

In the country, new Prime Minister Truss had announced a large-scale aid package for people suffering from the rising cost of living, but the Queen’s death at Balmoral Castle in Scotland put the policy on hold. The lost Queen, who ascended the throne in 1952 and boasted the longest reign in British history, is still suffering the consequences of the new coronavirus pandemic (global pandemic) and Brexit (EU) , and there is a high degree of uncertainty shocked British society.

Members of royal families from across Europe, as well as the presidents of France, Germany, Italy, Brazil and Israel, have confirmed their attendance at the state funeral. President Biden and Ms Jill attended a reception hosted by King Charles near Buckingham Palace after a condolence visit to the Capitol on the 18th. Mr Biden said the Queen reminded him of his mother, saying: ‘She was exactly what I imagined her to be. She was graceful, virtuous and full of service.”

On the 18th, a minute’s silence was held across the UK, with the sound of Big Ben bells signaling the start at 8:00 p.m. and the end at 1:00 p.m.

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UK mourns Elizabeth II at state funeral seen across the world(extract)

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