Queen Elizabeth II: Her coffin laid out in the Balmoral Ballroom


Queen Elizabeth II
Her coffin laid out in the Balmoral ballroom

Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 after 70 years on the throne.

Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 after 70 years on the throne.

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The Balmoral Ballroom is home to Queen Elizabeth II's coffin. It is a special place for the late monarch.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) has been draped with the Royal Standard flag and is currently in the Balmoral Ballroom. There, her summer residence, the monarch died last Thursday (September 8) at the age of 96. As the British "Daily Mail" reportsthe festive location serves to ensure that her long-time domestic servants can say a fitting farewell to the Queen.

The ballroom always has a special place in the heart of the queen It has been held since she first danced there as a 12-year-old princess at the Ghillies Ball. Said event was introduced in 1852 and has since served as a thank you to the royal staff. A symbolic gesture, then, that the said workforce can now say goodbye to their queen.

Flags are still at half-mast

Two days will he coffin be laid out there, after which he is to be transported to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, the Queen's official residence in Scotland, according to the report. The Queen's body is expected to be returned to London later this week.

The flags at the Queen's various residences have also been at half-mast since Thursday - and will continue to do so for quite a while. As announced by the royal familycried the new King Charles III. (73) announced an official "royal mourning period" from now until seven days after his mother's funeral. This applies to all members of the royal family as well as employees and representatives of the royal family on official appointments - including the bodyguard.

A sea of ​​flowers in honor of the Queen

The exact date of the burial of Queen Elizabeth II. the royal family wants to officially confirm "in due course", it is said. According to media reports, it could be September 19th.

The royal residences will no longer be open to visitors until after the funeral. However, all of them have designated areas where mourners can lay flowers in honor of the Queen.

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