National mourning has ended in the UK following the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

However, the mourning of the royal family will continue for another week.

Ahead of the funeral, around a quarter of a million people queued for hours to say goodbye to the late monarch, the UK government said.

Liz Truss, appointed Prime Minister two days before Elizabeth II’s death on September 8, hours after her funeral, where she read one of St. written readings, flew to the United States to participate in the session of the United Nations General Assembly.

As she flew to New York, Ms Truss was delighted by the “great love and devotion” shown to the late monarch, as well as the “great warmth towards her successor, King Charles III”.

The mourning of 73-year-old Charles III and his family will continue for another seven days. During this period, the new monarch will not attend any official events after an extremely busy week spent traveling the country and performing duties related to the role he has spent his life preparing for.

A never-before-seen photo from 1971 of Queen Elizabeth II out for a walk around Balmoral has been released on the royal Twitter account. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch has died at her Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96.

The photo was accompanied by a quote from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “Angels lull thee,” which was used by Charles III when he addressed the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations for the first time as a monarch from Buckingham Palace the day after his mother’s death. The quote was also captioned: “In memory of Her Majesty the Queen.”

“Money well spent”

After a ten-day period of national mourning, as the country’s political life resumes, members of parliament must swear an oath of allegiance to the new sovereign on Tuesday.

Business resumed on Tuesday after a day off for the Queen’s funeral, with workers picking up rubbish left by more than a million people on London’s streets on Monday.

The late monarch was laid to rest in the Great Hall of Westminster from Wednesday until early Monday morning. Mourners queued for miles along the River Thames, with some waiting up to 25 hours to get access to Elizabeth II’s coffin.

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan told Sky News that her department was still verifying the figures, but she herself believed that around 250,000 people passed through the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall. people.

Ms Donelan said she did not yet know the final cost of the state funeral at Westminster Abbey, which was the biggest security operation in British history for hundreds of high-ranking foreign guests.

But according to the culture secretary, the British public will agree that it was “money well spent”.

“You saw so many thousands gathered and I don’t think anyone could argue that our late monarch did not deserve such a farewell, given her position and her selfless service spanning seven decades,” Ms Donelan said.

After the funeral of the monarch, the focus again turned to the problem of the country’s rapidly growing inflation and the crisis caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

There are also deeper concerns about the future of the United Kingdom itself, with the Scottish government campaigning for another independence referendum and Catholics becoming the largest religious group in Northern Ireland.

“Could it be that the Windsor crypt contains the man who contributed more than any other to the concentration of these islands?” columnist Jonathan Freedland wrote in The Guardian newspaper.

“For the past 10 days we have had a break from the usual political polarisation: admiration for the Queen was one of the few things most people could agree on,” he said.

“If it turns out that it was Elizabeth and not the magic of the crown, then it’s not clear how long Charles will rule the UK,” he added.

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