UK returns to normal after national mourning for death of Queen Elizabeth II

After 12 days of solemn tributes to the Queen isabel IIthe United Kingdom resumed today, September 20, 2022, normality, with the end of national mourning and the return to reality of a country facing crisis and a changing monarchy.

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The flags of the official buildings, at half-staff since queen elizabeth ii died at his Scottish residence at Balmoral, they were waving high again.

For almost two weeks, London and the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, were the scene of pompous ceremonies: the proclamation of the new king Charles III to the solemn funeral procession that took the monarch to her final resting place in Windsorwhere she was buried next to her parents and her husband.

Their traditional rituals and colorful medieval uniforms transported the country, and the world he watched hooked on television, to an almost unreal time.

But, although the British royal family will remain in mourning for seven more days, the national mourning decreed by the government ended on Tuesday.

London launched a gigantic clean-up operation after the “funeral of the century” held at the westminster abbeyand which brought together about a million people in the streets, according to police estimates.

Provisional data, on the other hand, estimated at “more than 250,000” the people “who passed through Parliament,” said the Minister of Culture, Michelle Donelan, to Sky News, referring to the burning chapel installed for five days in Westminster Hall, which he saw heartfelt expressions of emotion and long queues for tickets.

After the end of the national mourning, the executive also resumes its activity.

Prime Minister Liz Truss, appointed by Isabel II Just two days before his death, he traveled to New York on Monday night to take part in the UN General Assembly, where he will reaffirm Britain’s unwavering support for Russia-invaded Ukraine.

“Your security is our security,” he told the Ukrainians in a statement, pledging to match or exceed by 2023 the 2.3 million pounds ($2.6 million) in military aid promised to kyiv this year.

The new conservative leader, who succeeds the controversial Boris Johnson, will also have to find solutions to the pressing crisis that the United Kingdom is experiencing due to the cost of living.

His finance minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, will present an economic plan this Friday against the consequences of 9.9% inflation driven by energy prices.

A small note delivered while speaking in Parliament on 8 September informed Truss of the queen’s condition. He interrupted the session and left, minutes after announcing a freeze on gas and electricity prices for two years, the cost of which he did not specify.

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With information from AFP



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