Reign of King Charles III begins in earnest at the end of his darkest day

Beside him, his Queen Consort looked bereft at times, but she knows she must now become the “strength and stay” that Prince Philip was to the Queen. When events moved on to Windsor, and the more intimate committal ceremony inside St George’s Chapel, she walked beside her husband as the coffin was carried down the … Read more

Justin Trudeau sings Bohemian Rhapsody in London hotel days before Queen’s funeral

His office subsequently released a statement defending his actions. A spokesman for Mr Trudeau said: “After dinner on Saturday, the Prime Minister joined a small gathering with members of the Canadian delegation, who have come together to pay tribute to the life and service of Her Majesty. “Gregory Charles, a renowned musician from Quebec and … Read more

Full order of service for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral and the committal

The Procession of Religious Representatives moves to places in the Nave and the Sacrarium.  All remain seated. Members of the Royal Family are received at the Great West Door by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster and are conducted to their seats in the Lantern.  All remain seated. The Choir of Westminster Abbey and the … Read more

What is still open during the bank holiday tomorrow?

What sports events are cancelled? All horse-racing has been cancelled on the day of the funeral. No other major sporting events were planned for this Monday.  What else is impacted by the funeral? Center Parcs  Center Parcs had originally announced that it would order holidaymakers to leave its UK sites on the day of the … Read more

Duke of Sussex ‘devastated’ after being barred from having ER initials on uniform

The Duke of Sussex was “devastated” after being denied the right to bear his grandmother’s ER initials on the shoulder of his military uniform, it has emerged. Prince Harry mounted a sombre 15-minute vigil at Queen Elizabeth’s coffin alongside his seven cousins at Westminster Hall on Saturday evening. He had been given special dispensation by … Read more

Mourners told ‘don’t set off to join the queue’

Jacinda Ardern has said New Zealand will not become a republic “quick or soon” – but that it could happen “over the course of my lifetime”. New Zealand’s prime minister told the BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg programme that her country’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth II has evolved over the years and that she has no intention of … Read more

Duke and Duchess of Sussex invited to state reception in error

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were invited to a state reception at Buckingham Palace in error, The Telegraph understands. The couple received a formal invitation to the event for world leaders and foreign royals early last week and had no reason to believe they were not expected to go. However, palace aides subsequently declared … Read more

The world has entered a dangerous and self-indulgent new Age of Unreason

The twentieth century is now well and truly over. The death of the Queen who presided over the second half of it may come to represent a critical point in history: the moment when what will be understood historically as a golden age of confidence and prosperity came to an end. After the terrible ideological … Read more

Mischief, mirth and mayhem – poignant memories of Queen Elizabeth II’s eight grandchildren

Each and every one of Queen Elizabeth II’s eight grandchildren has been described as her “favourite” over the years. Yet they all enjoyed an incredibly close bond with the woman they knew simply as “Grannie”. As the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex led a poignant grandchildren’s vigil around Queen Elizabeth’s coffin on … Read more

China send ‘the handle on President Xi’s knife’ to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

Both men are also so-called “princelings” related to Chinese Communist party revolutionaries, with Xi born to one and Wang marrying the daughter of another. Trained as a historian, Wang originally worked in an antiquities museum in Shaanxi but later enjoyed a swift rise through the Communist party ranks. In the 1990s, he launched China’s first … Read more