We have been quiet the last few days as we, like most of the world, have been mourning the passing of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The reigning monarch for seventy years sadly passed away in Balmoral, Scotland on Thursday 8th September 2022. Well wishers from all over the country were present when the announcement was made and there have been condolences and tributes from all around the world being sent to the Royal Family, the Queen’s dedicated and loyal staff were able to pay their respects before her body was moved to Edinburgh on Friday where it was kept over the weekend.
Although the HRM Queen remained in Scotland over the weekend that did not stop royalists visiting key areas in London related to the Royals; Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens attracted hundreds if not thousands of people who have inundated the areas with flowers and messages of mourning and thanks to the late Queen.
The Queen’s body will now be flown to RAF Northolt in London where it will then be taken to Buckingham Palace by King Charles III, Camilla, the King’s consort and other members of the Royal Family. On Wednesday 14th September Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be moved to Westminster Hall where she will lie in state for four days, The Queen's coffin will leave Buckingham Palace at 14:22. Crowds will be able to watch as the cortege makes the journey through central London. The procession will include the King and members of the Royal Family, guns will be fired at Hyde Park and Big Ben will toll.
All of us at Mercure London Paddington would like to extend our deepest condolences to The Royal Family at this time.