Queen’s death: Day-by-day guide to what happens until Elizabeth II’s funeral – and how the event is expected to unfold | UK News

The death of the Queen has triggered plans codenamed Operation London Bridge as the nation enters a period of national mourning. Here, Sky News provides a day-by-day account of what is expected to happen over the next 10 days, leading up to the monarch’s funeral. The date the queen died at Balmoral would traditionally have … Read more

King Charles III: principal proclamation declares new sovereign after death of Elizabeth II – latest updates | King Charles III

Charles III is proclaimed King The clerk of the council now speaks. Whereas it has pleased almighty god to call to his mercy our late sovereign lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of blessed and glorious memory, by whose decease the crown of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to Prince Charles … Read more

National day of mourning UK: How long will it last and what does it mean?

Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state in Edinburgh and Westminster as part of 10 days of national mourning beginning on Friday. Union flags will be lowered and flown at half-mast on royal residences, government buildings and military establishments and books of condolence opened at British embassies across the world. King Charles III and wife … Read more

New Met chief boosts ‘line of duty’ unit to root out prejudice and corruption | Metropolitan police

The new Metropolitan police commissioner is recruiting scores of new investigators to root out prejudiced and corrupt officers, the Guardian has learned. Mark Rowley starts on Monday and will launch a 100-day plan to turn Britain’s biggest force around after it became mired in repeated crises and was humiliatingly judged to be so poor it … Read more

‘You don’t mess with Gran’: the private life of Elizabeth II | The Queen

“You don’t mess with Gran,” Prince Harry told a television interviewer in 2012, the year of his grandmother’s diamond jubilee. In that one sentence he conjured up the backbone that had carried Queen Elizabeth II through one of the longest reigns in British history, presiding over a family dynasty which had its difficult moments but … Read more

Charles to be proclaimed King at Accession Council

Here is what is expected to happen today, as Britain prepares for flags to return to full-mast to salute our new King. 10am – King Charles III will be proclaimed at the Accession Council in the state apartments at St James’s Palace in London. The event, attended by private counsellors, is divided into two parts. … Read more

British Gas owner plans to cap profits to cut energy bills | Centrica

British Gas owner Centrica plans to voluntarily cap booming profits in an effort to cut household bills and defuse outrage over them, the Guardian can reveal. The chief executive, Chris O’Shea, said he is keen for Centrica to become the “first company” to sign up to new, renegotiated contracts with the government on its electricity … Read more

William named Prince of Wales – as Kate follows Diana to become Princess of Wales | UK News

William and Kate have become the new Prince and Princess of Wales, King Charles has said. It means William is following in his father’s footsteps, and Kate has become the first person since Diana, Princess of Wales, to use the title which Diana held when she was married to Charles. The couple’s children are now … Read more