Death of Elizabeth II. William and Kate received new titles

In connection with the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the new heir to the British throne, Prince William and his wife, Princess Kate, will bear new titles: Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.

William and Kate they have been titled so far The Duke and Duchess of Cambridgeand the title of Duchess of Cornwall was held by the wife of the heir to the throne, Charles – Camilla.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her eldest son automatically assumed the throne, taking the name Charles IIIand his older son William succeeded the throne.

Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. She sat on the throne by over 70 years – longer than any British monarch in history.

She was not only the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. She also held the dignity of the head of 14 other countries.

In the days of Elizabeth II the positions of British prime ministers were held by 15 politicians, from Winston Churchill to Liz Truss. She has made over 250 trips, visited over 100 countries, including Poland. She was the first British monarch to travel to Australia, New Zealand, China and South America. She hosted 112 heads of state, including Polish President Lech Wałęsa, and the last American she accepted was Joe Biden.

The state funeral of Elizabeth II will most likely take place on September 18 at Westminster Abbey. There will be a 2-minute silence across the country at noon. There will be two processions in London and Windsor.

The Queen will be buried at Windsor Castlein the King George VI Memorial Chapel (next to her father).

The portrait of the queen will hang with a black ribbon in all town halls for a month (period of mourning) before it is moved to the “right place” and turned into a portrait of the new king.

All flowers laid around royal palaces and public town halls will be removed after the state funeral.

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