Queen Elizabeth II: Plans in place for Queen’s lying in state, funeral

In the United Kingdom, the plans are in place for the funeral arrangements of the Queen Elizabeth.

King Charles III, who became the new monarch immediately, has left for London and is expected to address the nation on Friday.

Meanwhile, world leaders and dignitaries are paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who has died at the age of 96.

Paying tribute, French President Emmanuel Macron said “Her Majesty was a kind-hearted queen” who was “a friend of France”.

US President Joe Biden described her as “more than a monarch – she defined an era”.

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered said “Her passing is a great loss to the British people.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said she had “an obvious deep and abiding love for Canadians”.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz paid tribute to the Queen’s and said that “her commitment to German-British reconciliation after the horrors of World War Two will remain unforgotten”.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent their condolences. Thed Saudi King describing her as “a role model for leadership that will be immortalised in history”.

UN Secretary General, leaders from Africa, European Union and across the World shared tributes for Queen Elizabeth.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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