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LIVE UPDATES: Queen Elizabeth II Leaves Balmoral, Starting Her Final Journey

The British monarch passed away on Thursday at the age of 96, just a few month after celebrating the Platinum jubilee of her reign. Her 73-year-old son Charles was officially proclaimed King on Saturday at St. James Palace.
Elizabeth II departs in her final journey on Sunday, as the coffin with the body of the late Queen embarks on a funeral procession through Scotland. Crowds of mourners are expected to line the streets to meet her cortege and say their goodbyes to the beloved monarch.
The procession kicks off at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, and will pass through Aberdeen and Dundee on the way to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and senior MPs will gather at Scotland's parliament to watch the Queen passing.
There, her body will rest at St Giles' Cathedral, for a 24-hour-long lying in state, before being flown to London on Tuesday.
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20:04 GMT 11.09.2022
Gibraltar Names Charles III New Sovereign at Solemn Ceremony
Gibraltar officially proclaimed Charles III its king at a pompous ceremony on Sunday that saw flags, flying at half-staff since the queen’s passing, raised temporarily to welcome the new sovereign.

David Steel, the governor of the British enclave on the southern tip of Spain, read out the proclamation at noon from the balcony of his official residence. It was followed by a chant of "God Save the King" and a salute.

"I, David George Steel … publish and proclaim that the Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Charles the Third … to whom we do acknowledge all faith and obedience with humble affection," he said.

Gibraltar, dubbed The Rock, canceled the traditional national day and entered a period of national mourning on Thursday following the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who had ruled the United Kingdom and its realms for more than 70 years.
19:47 GMT 11.09.2022
Biden Formally Accepts Invitation to Queen's Funeral
A statement released by the White House on Sunday detailed that US President Joe Biden would be attending the state funeral service on September 19 alongside first lady Jill Biden.
15:25 GMT 11.09.2022
Queen Elizabeth II's Coffin Arrives at Palace of Holyroodhouse
13:52 GMT 11.09.2022
Queen's Coffin Arrives in Edinburgh
11:37 GMT 11.09.2022
Queen Elizabeth's Coffin Arrives in Aberdeen
11:07 GMT 11.09.2022
Proclamation Ceremonies Held Across UK for King Charles III
The proclamation announcements are now being read in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast.
10:28 GMT 11.09.2022
Queen Elizabeth II Leaves Balmoral, Starting Her Final Journey
09:04 GMT 11.09.2022
Balmoral Staff Paying Respects to Queen Elizabeth II Before Her Final Journey
07:44 GMT 11.09.2022
Queen's Coffin to be Taken From Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh
07:28 GMT 11.09.2022
Charles III Officially Proclaimed King in New Zealand
Charles III has been formally proclaimed new monarch in an official ceremony in New Zealand, media reported on Sunday.

The ceremony, which took place in the parliament in Wellington, attracted over 1,000 spectators who gathered at the parliament's steps to listen as the principal proclamation was read and watch the changing of the guard, news website Stuff reported.

The proclamation was marked by a 21-gun salute.
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