AP presents a look at what will happen in the coming days in the UK.

The death of Queen Elizabeth II has triggered a series of carefully structured ceremonial and constitutional steps, as Britain undergoes a period of national mourning and heralds the reign of King Charles III.


AP presents a look at what will happen in the coming days.


Friday, Sept. 9

_ King Charles III and his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, travel from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to London.

_ Noon local time (1100 GMT) _ Church bells ring at Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and cross the country in honor of the queen.

_ Noon _ Parliament holds a special session so lawmakers can pay tribute to the queen.

_ 1 p.m. _ Gun salutes are fired in London’s Hyde Park and at military sites around the country, one round for reach of the 96 years of the queen’s life.

_ Afternoon _ The king meets with Prime Minister Liz Truss.

_ 6 p.m. _ The king makes a televised address to the nation.

_ 6 p.m. _ A service of remembrance is held at St. Paul’s Cathedral for the queen.

Saturday, Sept. 10

_ 10 a.m. _ Charles meets at St. James’s Palace with a group of senior officials known as the Accession Council and is officially proclaimed king.

_ 11 a.m. _ An official reads the proclamation aloud from a balcony at St. James’s Palace. It is also read out in other locations across the U.K.

_ 1 p.m. _ Parliament holds a second day of tributes to the queen.


Subsequent days:

_ The queen’s body is moved from Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands to Edinburgh, and then to London.

_ She will lie in state for several days in Parliament’s Westminster Hall, where the public will be able to pay their respects.

_ A state funeral at Westminster Abbey is due to be attended by leaders and dignitaries from around the world.

_ The period of national mourning will end the day after the queen’s funeral.

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