fair.png
Tuesday November 29th, 2022 4:23PM

Live updates: Biden calls King Charles with condolences

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden has spoken with King Charles III to offer his condolences on the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The White House said Wednesday that Biden ” recalled fondly the Queen’s kindness and hospitality.”

Biden and the First Lady, Jill Biden, stayed with the queen at Windsor Castle in June.

The White House said Biden ”also conveyed the great admiration of the American people for the queen, whose dignity and constancy deepened the enduring friendship and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.”

Biden is to join other world leaders next week at the queen’s state funeral in London.

___

KEY DEVELOPMENTS:

— Thousands come for last glimpse of queen

— London diaspora district remembers a queen — ambivalently

— What to know about the queen’s lying in state

— Renewed interest in UK memorabilia in Hong Kong

— A piece of the queen: New souvenirs mark monarch’s death

— Anger over past, indifference meets queen’s death in India

— Former British colonies are conflicted over Queen Elizabeth II's legacy

— Find more AP coverage here: https://apnews.com/hub/queen-elizabeth-ii

___

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS:

LONDON — The choir of Westminster Abbey and the choir of St. James’s Palace are singing as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives at Westminster Hall to lie in state before her funeral next week.

The service begins with a prayer from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and includes a reading from the Book of John, as well as the Lord’s Prayer.

The late monarch, who died last week after 70 years on the throne, was also the head of the Church of England.

Members of the public will be able to file past the coffin and pay their respects to the queen from Wednesday afternoon through early Monday morning.

The coffin will then be moved to Westminster Abbey for a state funeral.

___

LONDON — King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, are leading the procession into Westminster Hall for a service marking the arrival there of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin.

Princess Anne and her husband, retired Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, and Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, are following behind.

Prince William and his wife Kate, the Princess of Wales, and Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, appear next in the royal entourage.

Camilla, Sophie, Kate and Meghan did not take part in Wednesday’s procession through part of London, but they joined their spouses as the group entered Westminster Hall.

The procession comes before a short service of prayer for the monarch, who died last week after 70 years on the throne.

The queen will lie in state at Westminster Hall, part of the Houses of Parliament, until early Monday morning when her funeral is held.

___

LONDON — King Charles III is wearing a full day ceremonial uniform with the rank of Field Marshal as he walks behind the coffin of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in its solemn procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

Charles is carrying a Field Marshal baton that was presented to him by the late queen in 2012. He also is wearing the Order of Merit with the Order of the Garter Sash and Star.

Next to him, the Prince of Wales is wearing a Royal Air Force No. 1 uniform, Garter Sash with RAF Pilot Wings and Garter Star Chest Order.

The Duke of York, meanwhile, is wearing a morning suit with medals and decorations.

Both Andrew and Harry are wearing morning suits at Wednesday’s procession.

___

LONDON — The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery are marking Queen Elizabeth II’s final departure from Buckingham Palace.

Their guns are sounding at one-minute intervals as her coffin travels to Westminster Hall, where it will lie in state.

Big Ben, the great and fabled bell housed in the Elizabeth Tower, also tolled at one-minute intervals during the procession Wednesday. The bell and its tower have been undergoing restoration, and the tolling was the most sustained since that work.

Britain is mourning for Elizabeth, who died last week at her summer retreat in Scotland at age 96 after 70 years on the throne. King Charles III is the new monarch.

___

LONDON — Walking behind the gun carriage bearing Queen Elizabeth II’s oak coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall are her children: King Charles III, the country’s new sovereign, with Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

The second row is made up of Charles’ two sons: Prince William, the Prince of Wales, and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. To Harry’s left is Anne’s son, Peter Phillips.

Behind them are the Earl of Snowdon, the Duke of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, who is Princess Anne’s husband.

Behind the royals are four key members of Charles’ staff: the Master of the Household, the Principal Private Secretary, the Equerry and the Treasurer. Prince William’s equerry walked behind them.

___

LONDON — Troops from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, military bands and mounted police are leading the procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

Also walking in front of the coffin Wednesday are the household, or staff members, who worked for the queen. They include her private secretary, her pages and stewards.

The coffin is on a gun carriage from the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. It is flanked by 10 pallbearers and Grenadier Guards.

The coffin is draped with the royal standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown, which the queen wore for her coronation 70 years ago, resting on a velvet cushion and a wreath of flowers.

The flowers include white roses, dahlias, pine from the gardens at the queen’s Balmoral estate in Scotland, and lavender and rosemary from the gardens at Windsor Castle.

Meanwhile, a Guard of Honor is in position in Parliament Square near Westminster Hall. The guards are accompanied by a Royal Marines Band which will have their drums draped and muffled.

___

LONDON — The line to view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is likely to be one of the longest that London has ever seen.

The line already stretches from Parliament, across nearby Lambeth Bridge and along the opposite bank of the River Thames.

Authorities have planned for a 10-mile (16-kilometer) route, with 1,000 marshals, stewards and police officers on hand at any given time to help manage it. An army of other volunteers includes multi-faith pastors and sign-language interpreters.

People are being warned they may have to wait for hours, but they are being given numbered wristbands so they can take food and bathroom breaks without losing their place in line.

When they get to Parliament mourners must pass through airport-style security screening. Prohibited items include liquids, spray paint, knives, fireworks, flowers, candles, stuffed toys and “advertising or marketing messages.”

___

LONDON — Lines are forming along the bank of the River Thames in anticipation of seeing Queen Elizabeth II lying in state, even though authorities warn the wait could be up to 30 hours.

The public will be able to pay their respects to the deceased monarch at Westminster Hall from 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) Wednesday, after a procession bearing her coffin on a gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to Parliament.

The line starts near Lambeth Bridge and officials say it could eventually stretch several miles (kilometers) to Southwark Park in southeast London.

Some were so keen they started waiting early.

Vanessa Nathakumaran is first in line after turning up at 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

“It’s going to be an emotional one, and when you go in there, my main aim is to show respect,” she said.

Chris Imafidon is sixth in line and said, “I have 1,001 emotions when I see her. I want to say, God, she was an angel, because she touched many good people and did so many good things.”

___

LONDON — Horses, troops and military bands performed a full dress rehearsal before daybreak for the procession that will take Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Parliament’s Westminster Hall.

Officials say the horses taking part have undergone special training for the Wednesday afternoon event, including how to handle mourners and flowers and flags being thrown toward the procession.

“They get exposure to loud noises, crowds, flags, flowers, people sobbing, even to the point of banging lots of drums and making aggressive noises,” said Sergeant Tom Jenks, who will be leading the gun carriage that carries the queen’s coffin.

Among the horses is Cassius, an 18-year-old horse who participated in former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral in 2013.

The procession on Wednesday afternoon will feature King Charles III and other royals walking behind the queen’s coffin to Westminster Hall in Parliament. The queen’s coffin will lie in state for four days for people to pay their respects.

___

LONDON — Crowds are gathering in London as the city prepares for a somber procession taking Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament.

There, the late monarch will lie in state for four days before her funeral next Monday.

Huge crowds are expected for Wednesday’s somber afternoon procession, and long lines are also predicted to view the coffin at Parliament’s Westminster Hall.

People are standing behind metal barriers or sitting on folding chairs. Under gray skies hours before the coffin was scheduled to leave the monarch’s official London residence, they have umbrellas at the ready and takeout coffees in hand.

The coffin will be taken on a horse-drawn gun carriage past the crowds of mourners, with the queen’s son and heir King Charles III and other royals walking behind.

The queen died in Scotland last Thursday at age 96, ending a 70-year reign.

Crowds have lined the route of the queen’s coffin whenever it has been moved on its journey from Scotland back to London.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Congress News, AP World News, AP Entertainment, APOnline Celebrity News
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
A less-glitzy Detroit auto show returns after 3-year absence
When it came time to showcase its electric Chevrolet Equinox SUV to the public this year, General Motors decided against doing so at the big Detroit auto show, as it typically would have done in the past
11:08AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Huge line to view monarch's coffin is queue fit for a queen
Britons famously love to line up, but marshaling hundreds of thousands of people who want to view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will test Britain’s famous capacity for queuing to its limit
11:00AM ( 24 minutes ago )
Car guy Biden touting electric vehicles at Detroit auto show
President Joe Biden will showcase his administration’s efforts to promote electric vehicles during a visit to the Detroit auto show
10:59AM ( 24 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at Parliament to lie in state
Queen Elizabeth II has left Buckingham Palace for the last time
10:24AM ( 1 hour ago )
Procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin underway in London
Queen Elizabeth II has left Buckingham Palace for the last time
9:44AM ( 1 hour ago )
Hotel mogul, UFO believer spending in Nevada governor's race
Las Vegas-based hotel magnate and longtime UFO researcher Robert Bigelow has donated, through his owned companies, a total of $5.7 million to Joe Lombardo’s campaign or PACs supporting his campaign this election cycle
9:25AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Car guy Biden to tout electric vehicles at Detroit auto show
President Joe Biden will showcase his administration’s efforts to promote electric vehicles during a visit to the Detroit auto show
5:58AM ( 5 hours ago )
Live updates: Crowds gather for queen's coffin procession
Crowds are gathering in London as the city prepares for a somber procession taking Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament
5:49AM ( 5 hours ago )
Rhode Island Gov. McKee narrowly wins Democratic primary
Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee eked out a victory in his Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating back strong challenges from a pair of opponents as he seeks his first full term in office
11:57PM ( 11 hours ago )
AP Online Congress News
Armenia, Azerbaijan trade blame for renewed shelling
Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of new rounds of shelling on Wednesday morning as hostilities reignited between the two longtime adversaries
10:14AM ( 1 hour ago )
Leaky pen and staff job cuts: King Charles under scrutiny
Reports that up to 100 staff at King Charles III’s former residence could lose their jobs has drawn criticism of the British monarchy, within days of his accession to the throne
9:50AM ( 1 hour ago )
Pakistani premier promises compensation for flood victims
Pakistan’s prime minister says his government will ensure people are compensated for homes lost to the country's worst-ever floods, which have killed 1,481 people since mid-June
9:48AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP World News
Lin-Manuel Miranda, others seek Puerto Rico silver lining
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico five years ago and highlighted the funding problems the Caribbean island has long faced
9:18AM ( 2 hours ago )
Full Life: John Stamos memoir scheduled for fall 2023
Parenthood and the death of his dear friend and former “Full House” co-star Bob Saget helped convince John Stamos it was time to write his memoir
8:41AM ( 2 hours ago )
Day 2 of jury deliberations at R. Kelly's child porn trial
Jurors are set to begin deliberating for a second day at R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago
6:17AM ( 5 hours ago )
AP Entertainment
"Sweetie Pie's" star says he did not arrange nephew's death
A former reality TV star from St. Louis testified that he had nothing to do with his nephew's killing
7:56PM ( 15 hours ago )
Jury gets R. Kelly's child pornography and trial-fixing case
Jurors have begun deliberating in R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago on charges accusing him of making child pornography and rigging his 2008 child porn trial
7:29PM ( 15 hours ago )
Live updates: Queen's coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Buckingham Palace in London after the 96-year-old monarch’s death in her beloved Scotland last week
3:12PM ( 20 hours ago )
APOnline Celebrity News
A less-glitzy Detroit auto show returns after 3-year absence
When it came time to showcase its electric Chevrolet Equinox SUV to the public this year, General Motors decided against doing so at the big Detroit auto show, as it typically would have done in the past
11:08AM ( 16 minutes ago )
Huge line to view monarch's coffin is queue fit for a queen
Britons famously love to line up, but marshaling hundreds of thousands of people who want to view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will test Britain’s famous capacity for queuing to its limit
11:00AM ( 24 minutes ago )
Car guy Biden touting electric vehicles at Detroit auto show
President Joe Biden will showcase his administration’s efforts to promote electric vehicles during a visit to the Detroit auto show
10:59AM ( 25 minutes ago )
Live updates: 4-day vigil begins for queen ahead of funeral
Four soldiers in red and gold ceremonial uniform have taken their positions at the four corners of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, with their heads bowed
10:55AM ( 28 minutes ago )
TikTok search results riddled with misinformation: Report
A U.S. firm that monitors false online claims reports that searches for information about prominent news topics on TikTok are likely to turn up results riddled with misinformation
10:41AM ( 43 minutes ago )