Sydney: A secret letter written by Queen Elizabeth II is locked inside a vault in Sydney, and interestingly, it cannot be opened for 63 years! The letter is inside a vault in a historic building in Sydney and was written by him in November 1986 and is addressed to the people of Sydney, a report by 7NEWS Australia states that no one, even That even the personal staff of the queen do not know. What does the letter say as it is hidden in a glass case in a safe place. However, one thing is certain: it may not be opened until 2085.
Addressed to the Lord Mayor of Sydney, the Queen’s directive read, “On an opportune day for you to choose in the year 2085 AD, would you please open this envelope and convey your message to the citizens of Sydney.” It is simply signed, “Elizabeth R.” As head of state, Queen Elizabeth II visited Australia 16 times.
“From her famous first visit to Australia, the only ruler to ever visit, it was clear that Her Majesty held a special place in her heart for Australia,” Albanese said in a statement on Friday, cheering the crowd in every Fifteen more tours before doing our part of the country confirmed our special place here.”
In 1999, Australia held a referendum to remove the Queen as head of state, but it was reportedly defeated. Tributes were paid to the Queen on Friday at Sydney’s prestigious Opera House. Neighboring Commonwealth country New Zealand announced King Charles III as its head of state in a televised ceremony on Sunday, a CNN report said.
Notably, Australia also on Sunday announced King Charles III as head of state, the first new monarch in 70 years.
Rules issued for those who want to pay respect to the queen
Those who wish to pay their last respects to Queen Elizabeth II as she is in state at the Houses of Parliament in London need to prepare for a long wait and forget trying to take a selfie with her coffin. The government has published guidelines for those wishing to file the late Queen’s closed coffin as it is located at the Palace of Westminster from 5pm (1600 GMT) Wednesday to 6:30am (0530 GMT) on 19 September. Expecting Thousands Want to pay tribute to the only monarch known to many in the United Kingdom.
The rules were made public on Sunday, a day after thousands of people lined roads and bridges as a chariot carried the Queen’s coffin from her beloved Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh in the Scottish countryside.
“If you wish to lie in state, please note that there will be a queue, which is expected to be very long. You will need to stand for several hours, possibly overnight, with very little opportunity to sit. will continue to operate continuously,” the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports said in its guidelines.
The closed coffin of the monarch, who died at 96 on Thursday, will rest on a raised platform in the Houses of Parliament at Westminster Hall.
The ministry advises people to bring essentials for potentially long waits that may be thrown at them on an early fall day in London—an umbrella or sunscreen, a cell phone power bank and any necessary medicine. No food or liquids will be allowed before the security check in the Houses of Parliament. Nor do flowers or other tributes such as candles, toys or photographs.
A long list of prohibited items includes fireworks, smoke cans, flares, whistles, laser equipment and other items that may be used to create disturbance, along with banners, placards, flags, advertising or marketing messages of any kind. can go.
What’s next for Britain as Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest
The death of Queen Elizabeth II set in motion a stringently choreographed series of ceremonial and constitutional steps, as Britain goes through a period of national mourning and enters the reign of King Charles III. The long-established 10-day plan, code-named Operation London Bridge, covers the funeral arrangements of the Queen of London and state funeral arrangements, according to an AP report.
Here’s a look at what will happen in the coming days:
Sunday, September 11: The queen’s oak coffin was carried from Balmoral Castle in Scotland by six gamekeepers from her estate and put into a seven-vehicle crew. It was then slowly moved to Edinburgh, passing through towns and villages in the Scottish countryside.
From lining rural roads in Edinburgh to gathering in huge crowds, people paid their respects along the route. It rests overnight at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the Scottish capital.
Charles was proclaimed king in other parts of Britain: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
– In London, the new king hosted a reception for diplomats from the 14 other Commonwealth countries where he is king.
Monday, September 12: King Charles II and Queen Consort Camilla will visit Parliament to receive condolences from the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The royal couple then fly to Edinburgh where they attend a service in memory of the Queen, visit the Scottish Parliament and meet with senior officials.
– The Queen’s coffin, accompanied by the King and Queen’s consort, will travel to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, where it will remain for 24 hours so the public can pay tribute to them. Members of the royal family will be seated near the coffin in the evening.
Tuesday September 13: The Queen’s coffin is carried by chariot to Edinburgh Airport. It will be flown to London by the Royal Air Force and taken to Buckingham Palace. King and Camilla will visit Northern Ireland, where they will meet with politicians and faith leaders and attend a remembrance service at St. Anne’s Cathedral.
Wednesday, September 14: The coffin is carried on a gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to Parliament, with the King and other royals following. It is housed in the medieval Westminster Hall of Parliament, where the Archbishop of Canterbury conducts a short service. After that the queen would remain in the kingdom for four days till the morning of her funeral. Members of the public will be able to pay their respects and soldiers will be under round-the-clock surveillance.
Friday, 16 September: The King and Queen Consort will visit Wales.
Monday, September 19: The Queen’s coffin will be moved from Westminster Hall to nearby Westminster Abbey for the state funeral beginning at 11 a.m. It is expected to be attended by leaders and dignitaries from across the world. The funeral marks the end of 10 days of national dawn, and the day will be a public holiday across the UK.
(with ANI/AP inputs)