Elizabeth II: this striking gesture above the coffin which marked a turning point in her funeral

Symbolic! A mass was given in St George’s Chapel in Windsor for the Queen’s funeral on September 19. Lord Chamberlain smashed the cane over Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin.

  • The royal family and the whole world paid their last respects to Queen Elizabeth II this Monday, September 19 at St George’s Chapel
  • During mass, Lord-Chamberlain broke the Queen’s cane above her coffin
  • This is a very symbolic gesture marking the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is dead on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral. The one who had just celebrated her 70 years of reign on the throne of England died at the age of 96. Many events took place during the 10 days of tributes and meditation. We think in particular of the temporary reunification of princes William and Harry during the procession of the Queen’s coffin. Or even the first speech of King Charles III who had granted Prince William and Kate Middleton, the title of Prince and Princess of Wales. There is also the news that the children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will obtain the title of “prince and princess”but will not be able to benefit from the title HRH.

It is this Monday, September 19 that the royal family as well as the whole world pay a last tribute to Queen Elizabeth II who is going to join her husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021. More 2000 guests were present, counting Heads of State, high dignitaries as well as crowned heads. Among the guests are President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron. The latter had notably focused a hat and a veilto honor the british tradition during the funeral. An accessory she had never worn.

Lord Chamberlain breaks the cane above his coffin

During the mass which was held at St George’s Chapel, in Windsor, this Monday, September 19, Lord-Chamberlain had broke the queen’s cane above her coffin. This is a key moment of the Mass, reports Gala. Indeed, it is a highly symbolic gesture marking the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. This gesture was made by Andrew Parker, a former member of the British secret service. Another memorable moment during this mass: Prince George, 9, who was seen singing the sacred texts with his parents. A touching moment.

142 sailors pulled the Queen’s coffin

During the short procession to Westminster Abbey, the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was hauled by 142 sailors. A tradition that dates back to Queen Victoria. If some sailors from the Royal Navy pulled the hitch with ropes, others followed behind as a brake. It was in 1901 that this tradition began during the funeral of Queen Victoria. The 2 horses in charge of pulling the gun carriage had panicked and kicked, reports RTL. This is how Prince Louis of Battenberg, captain of the Royal Navyhad proposed to King Edward VII to replace horses with soldiers. King Edward VII died 9 years later and the same process was adopted thus marking the beginning of this tradition.

Source: www.closermag.fr

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