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Montevideo, September 26th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

Tag: Westminster Abbey

  • Saturday, May 6th 2023 - 14:57 UTC

    King Charles III and Queen Camilla crowned in moving ceremony

    Thousands camped for days outside Buckingham Palace for a chance to greet King Charles III and Camilla when they appeared on the balcony

    Charles III and his wife Camilla were crowned King and Queen Saturday at Westminster Abbey, during a historic ceremony not seen since 1953 when the late Elizabeth II accessed the throne. Most people camped joyfully for days outside Buckingham Palace waiting for the opportunity to greet the sovereign despite the rainy weather. But there were also some unruly demonstrations against the monarchy, which led to some arrests, it was reported from London.

  • Wednesday, September 14th 2022 - 08:18 UTC

    Falklands Public Holiday and national two minute’s silence for Queen Elizabeth II

    All flags, including the Union flag, should continue to be flown at half-mast until 8am on Tuesday 20 September, when the period of national mourning ends

    Falkland Islands Government has made the following announcement referred to the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September at 11am (UK time) in Westminster Abbey.

  • Friday, September 9th 2022 - 17:37 UTC

    Charles III arrives at Buckingham Palace on his first full day as king

    Thousands gathered at Buckingham Palace to welcome the new king and queen consort and pay their respects

    King Charles III was greeted by a crowd as he arrived at Buckingham Palace Friday for the first time as the British monarch following Queen Elizabeth II's passing the day before at Balmoral Castle, although he will be officially proclaimed as such Saturday morning.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2020 - 08:03 UTC

    Commonwealth 2020: “Delivering a common future”

    On Monday members of the royal family attended a service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate Commonwealth Day. As well as a message from Queen Elizabeth II, the service also featured speeches from heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and performances by singers Craig David and Alexandra Burke.

  • Monday, June 18th 2018 - 08:08 UTC

    World tributes to Professor Hawking at his Westminster Abbey memorial service

    Prof Hawking died in March, aged 76, after a long battle with motor neurone disease.

    Tributes have been paid to renowned physicist Prof Stephen Hawking in a Westminster Abbey memorial service. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a BBC drama, and astronaut Tim Peake were among those giving readings at the ceremony.

  • Friday, May 20th 2016 - 18:20 UTC

    Shackleton Centenary Thanksgiving Service

    HR The Prince Royal, patrol of the UK Antartic Heritage Trust is met by Dean of Westminister The Very Reberend Dr. John Hall

    Tribute was paid to the courage and endurance of the Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and his men at a centenary service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in London on Friday, May 20th commemorating their survival in their Trans- Antarctic expedition.

  • Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - 06:30 UTC

    “Lights out” event marked 100 years ceremonies since Britain entered World War One

    The event was inspired in Foreign Secretary Sir Edward, who said on the eve of WW1: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

    A candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey and a “lights out” event have concluded a day of ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain entered World War One. People were invited to turn off their lights for an hour until 23:00 BST, the time war was declared on 4 August 1914.