The UK begins to write its post-Elizabeth history

LONDON: After the national ceremony that marked the funeral of Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom turned a page in its history and saw the path of her life on Tuesday. Not without thinking about his future without this complementary image.

To pay their last respects to their queen, who died on September 8 at the age of 96, with 70 years of reign, hundreds of thousands of Britons gathered in the streets of London. and Windsor on Monday to see the coffin pass.

A moment of national communication was released to a global television audience, which caused the country to freeze and reduce electricity consumption on Monday morning – up to 2 gigawatts, or the equivalent of two nuclear reactors. .

They gathered together, during the five days before this solemn funeral, to speak a kiss, make a bow or shed a tear in front of the coffin that was displayed night and day in the crowd in a room of the parliament building, after hours of waiting. .

“More than 250,000 (people) passed through Parliament,” according to estimates, Culture Minister Michelle Donelan told Sky News. 200,000 people for the Queen Mother in 2002.

The “whistle” to the queen on the front pages of the British newspaper on Tuesday, in competition with tributes and pictures of the events. The Telegraph, close to the conservatives, underlined “an outpouring of love”.

After her private burial, the royal family posted on their Twitter account an unseen photo of Elizabeth II, the only British monarch ever seen, showing her in the 1971 in the grounds of his Scottish estate of Balmoral, where he died.

The “Magic of Elizabeth”

The sign, ​​​​​​​​like members of the government before, representatives must swear on Wednesday the new king Charles III, 73 years old – who, like his mother, has promised to served his people all his life.

But the news was recorded during a period of national mourning.

Although the royal family’s mourning continues for another week, flags are not at half-mast and the government of Prime Minister Liz Truss, who took office two days before the death of Elizabeth II, intending to make the English people unhappy again. with the high cost of living.

In this time of crisis, the cost to the taxpayer of the funeral, which is not disclosed, means that some teeth hurt.

Minister Michelle Donelan tried to dispel critics, saying she thought the British people would think it was “good money”.

“I think no one can say that our late king did not deserve this speech, because of the work and service he gave himself for more than 70 years,” said him.

The ideas for independence in Scotland, the problems of the community in Northern Ireland, social problems, new generations that are not related to culture… The United Kingdom must now write a new page in its history.

During her visit to the United Nations General Assembly, Liz Truss pointed out the amount of love shown by the public to Charles III, whose first official tour took him to four nations in developed country (England, England, Northern Ireland, Wales).

However, its simplicity is proving to be the case, The Guardian suggests.

“The last 10 days have been a break from the usual political polarization: respect for the Queen is one of the things that people can accept,” wrote the left-wing daily, strengthening its integration process.

“If it’s about Elizabeth’s magic, rather than the crown, then it’s not clear how long Charles will rule the United Kingdom,” he said.

The Times, on the right, believed that Charles III had an important role: “It is what most of our leaders do not recognize, a mental symbol of justice and righteousness, which should be respect”.

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