He spends a minute of silence in memory of the Queen

People across the UK have observed a minute of silence to pay their respects to Queen Elizbeth II ahead of her funeral.

In the gratitude of Queen Camilla broadcast on the channel BBC Right before the moment of silence took place at 8pm on September 18 (2am on September 19, Hanoi time), the Queen spoke about the power of the Queen as a “lone woman” in “a world led by male dominance”.

At Downing Street, British Prime Minister Liz Truss also joined the nation’s moment of silence, while a series of memorial events were held in community spaces across the UK.





People in London, England, observe a minute of silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II on the evening of September 18.  Photo: Reuters.

People in London, England, observe a minute of silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II on the evening of September 18. Image: Reuters.

In Chester, a moment of silence was marked by a vigil in Town Hall Square, where everyone read poetry by the poet Simon Armitage to the Queen.

In Northern Ireland, hundreds of people bowed in front of memorial bouquets placed at the gates of the royal residence, Hillsborough Castle. In Belfast, residents attended a brief memorial service at West Belfast Orange Square on Shankill Road. Visitors at Belfast International Airport also observed a minute of silence for the Queen.

While waiting in line to visit the Queen’s casket at Westminster Hall, a group of people stopped near London Bridge and bowed their heads in silence. Dozens of London police officers who are guarding to ensure security for the Queen’s funeral also keep quiet next to the people. They then sang the national anthem together.

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, at the age of 96. Her departure ended a 70-year reign, an unprecedented record in British history. National mourning for the Queen will take place today at Westminster Abbey.

Vu Hoang (Theo Guardian)

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