at the funeral of westminster abbey There were around 2,000 guests at noon. British Prime Minister Liz Truss and several of her predecessors attended along with members of the royal family. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Büdenbender represented Germany. Also US President Joe Bidenthe prime minister of canada justin trudeauFrench President Emmanuel Macron and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen were present.
The heads of the royal families of the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark attended the funeral with a clear view of the coffin. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, now the world’s longest-reigning monarch, sat directly across from King Charles III. Next to her followed her son, Crown Prince Frederik, the Swedish royal couple Carl XVI. Gustaf and Silvia, as well as the Dutch around King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and the former Queen, Princess Beatrix. Other prominent royals from Norway and Spain, for example, took their places in line behind them.
More than 800 guests attended the funeral in St. George’s (5pm), including members of the royal family and politicians, as well as former Queen employees.
“Many people find it fascinating”
As of Sunday night, thousands of people waited in line outside Westminster Hall in London to say goodbye. “All the people who are there now and look at it are part of the story. I think a lot of people find it fascinating. Our culturally embedded narratives have always had a role to play in princesses, kings and queens and so on.”writer and Grimme Prize jury member Jenni Zylka told the WDR.
“He aroused much respect and admiration during his reign”British Consul General in Germany Rafe Courage told WDR. “She was a symbol of stability for people around the world. Many people in Germany also feel they had a personal connection to her.”
Relations between the Queen and Germany have always been very close and have remained so even after the Queen’s death, Courage said. “King Charles also knows Germany very well, he has been here several times, for the last time in 2019 and also in 2020 he gave a speech in German on the day of national mourning in the Bundestag. I am sure that the close relationship will continue. .”
It was a historic operation for the London police. The effort was greater than that of the 2012 Olympics, when 10,000 officials were on duty every day, he said. Barriers in the city center to direct crowds were lined up for 36 kilometers. Flying drones was prohibited. In Windsor there was also a large police operation with 2,000 agents, security controls such as at the airport and roadblocks.
a BBCAccording to the report, the secret service, along with police and anti-terrorism special forces, have been deployed in recent days to ensure the safety of the population and leading politicians around the world.
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