Parliament in London: the royal couple accepts condolences

King Charles III (73) and his wife Camilla (75) received the condolences of the British Parliament at a ceremony in London on Monday morning.

Parliament in London: the royal couple accepts condolences

King Charles III (73) and his wife Camilla (75) received the condolences of the British Parliament at a ceremony in London on Monday morning. The two were received by MPs from the Houses of Commons and Houses of Lords in Westminster Hall, where the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II is to be laid out on Wednesday.

The arrival of the royal couple was accompanied by fanfares before Charles and Camilla were each seated on a throne. After speeches by the two parliamentary presidents, the speakers of the two chambers, the visibly moved Charles turned to the parliamentarians.

"God save the King"

"Parliament is the living and breathing instrument of our democracy," said Charles, who described the Queen as "my darling late mother." Charles said he wanted to follow his mother's lead in upholding "the precious principles of constitutional government that underpin our nation." At the end, the national anthem "God save the King" was sung.

Meanwhile, Charles III. on the way to Scotland. Television pictures showed how a machine with the British monarch and his wife Camilla on board took off from Northolt Air Force Base in north-west London in the direction of Edinburgh.

The king leads a funeral procession there in the afternoon, which is to lead from the royal residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, to St. Giles Cathedral. According to British media, Charles and other members of the royal family are said to be making the journey on foot. The royals then attend a church service. The Scots then have 24 hours to say goodbye to the Queen in the church.

Mourning for Queen leaves many people in Germany cold

The funeral ceremonies for the late British Queen Elizabeth II are only of interest to some people in Germany. This was the result of a representative survey by the opinion research institute Yougov. 42 percent of respondents said they wanted to follow the days of mourning and the Queen's state funeral in the media. Also 42 percent did not plan to do so. 15 percent did not provide any information. Respondents aged 55 and over and women were therefore more likely to follow media reports.

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