#information Big Ben BONGS for the Queen… after fears it could stay silent #WorldInformation
Officials at the Houses of Parliament launched an ‘pressing’ investigation into the well-known bell – which is housed in the Elizabeth Tower, named after Her Majesty in 2012 throughout her Diamond Jubilee – after it did not strike at the begin of final evening’s minute’s silence.
But Big Ben did chime 96 occasions – to mark the former sovereign’s age – this afternoon as the coffin was taken on a gun carriage from Westminster Abbey.
Fears have been mounting after final evening’s hiccup, with one royal author questioning whether or not somebody shouting ‘bong’ to simulate Big Ben ringing constituted a ‘contingency plan’.
Hundreds of hundreds of individuals have lined the route from Westminster Abbey after the state funeral, which left King Charles III in tears.
The Queen’s coffin, adopted by the King, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Sussex, Duke of York and the Princess Royal, started its procession in the direction of Wellington Arch after it was positioned again onto the State Gun Carriage at simply after noon.
Minute Guns have been fired in Hyde Park by The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, as Big Ben tolled all through the period of the solemn procession by her metropolis.
As the Queen’s funeral procession moved previous the Cenotaph in London, the King, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex saluted the memorial to Britain and the Commonwealth troopers killed in the First and Second World Wars. Prince Andrew and Prince Harry didn’t.
Her Majesty’s coffin handed Buckingham Palace for the last time on its strategy to Wellington Arch the place her hearse to Windsor was ready.
Members of employees at the palace bowed and curtsied each at the coffin and members of the royal household as they made their well past.
Fears that Big Ben would fall silent for the Queen’s funeral proved unfounded at present after the bells rang out as deliberate throughout the last procession by central London
Officials at the Houses of Parliament launched an ‘pressing’ investigation into the well-known bell – which is housed in the Elizabeth Tower, named after Her Majesty in 2012 throughout her Diamond Jubilee – after it did not strike at the begin of final evening’s minute’s silence
But Big Ben did chime 96 occasions – to mark the former sovereign’s age – this afternoon as the coffin was taken on a gun carriage from Westminster Abbey
There was a hush from the crowd in Whitehall, as the funeral procession moved previous the Cabinet War Rooms, the Cenotaph and Downing Street. Some emerged from balconies and home windows, clad in black, whereas these on the avenue craned their necks and clutched cameras as they awaited the probability to say goodbye to the monarch.
Mounties of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police lead the procession adopted instantly by representatives of the George Cross foundations from Malta, the former Royal Ulster Constabulary, and 4 representatives from the NHS.
The route is being lined by the armed forces from Westminster Abbey to the prime of Constitution Hill at the Commonwealth Memorial Gates.
The emotional King Charles III and his grief-stricken household had surrounded the Queen’s coffin at her state funeral in Westminster Abbey in a shifting and majestic farewell to the late monarch at present in a unprecedented service adopted by a nationwide two minute’s silence and the Last Post.
A Parliament spokesperson instructed MailOnline on Sunday: ‘Big Ben did not strike at 8pm as deliberate.
‘We have investigated this as a matter of urgency and have recognized a minor technical challenge that has now been resolved.
‘We might be testing the bell once more later tonight and are assured that it is not going to have an effect on the tolling tomorrow throughout the State Funeral procession.’
This was as Britain stood silent for the Queen throughout the National Moment of Reflection to recollect the late Monarch, with the queue to see her lying-in-state halted and Prime Minister Liz Truss bowing her head exterior Number 10.
Big Ben was meant to toll to mark the starting of the National Moment of Reflection at 8pm final evening, and as soon as extra at 8.01pm to mark its finish.
Social media customers took to Twitter to say that maybe the Bell, which has change into twinned with the Monarch and Parliament since the nineteenth Century was marking Elizabeth II’s loss of life at 96.
Replying to Chris Ship, ITV’s Royal Editor who observed the challenge, Ghanem Nuseibeh wrote on Twitter: ‘Perhaps the failure to ring is in itself an indication of mourning, unplanned like the rainbow.’
Rainbows additionally appeared final evening at royal spots and throughout London as the Queen lies in state for the final day.
Charlie Proctor, the editor of a royal information website, stated he ‘hopes’ that it will ring however questions whether or not the ‘contingency plan’ could be somebody shouting ‘bong’ to simulate Big Ben ringing
Members of the public noticed the silence this night, holding candles in Her Majesty’s honour
Fans at Emirates Arena, Glasgow, standing quiet for the National Moment of Reflection for Queen Elizabeth II
People in the queue to see Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state, which was halted for 60 seconds, observing the silence
In Berkshire, Castle Wardens have been seen standing collectively to watch the silence at Windsor Castle
Nature’s personal memorial: A rainbow appeared yesterday over Westminster Abbey and Parliament whereas Londoners revel at a shocking purple sky over Big Ben
Replying to Chris Ship, ITV’s Royal Editor who observed the challenge, Ghanem Nuseibeh wrote on Twitter: ‘Perhaps the failure to ring is in itself an indication of mourning, unplanned like the rainbow’
Another social media consumer wrote: ‘Even Big Ben fell silent. [And then a crying face].’
Play was stopped at the Emirates Stadium in Scotland for the Davis Cup so followers could observe the one-minute silence.
Prime Minister Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O’Leary noticed the minute’s silence exterior Number 10 Downing Street.
In Westminster Hall, the place the Queen was mendacity in state, the line of mourners halted for 60 seconds.
The authorities had inspired folks to spend a minute in reflection, both at dwelling, with neighbours or in domestically organised ceremonies.
Images have been seen of law enforcement officials and members of the public participating in the silence at Waterloo Station in addition to firefighters at North Kensington Fire Station in Notting Hill.
A small crowd of individuals in the queue for the Queen’s mendacity in state stopped close to London Bridge and bowed their heads to watch the nationwide minute’s silence.
They applauded to mark the finish of the silence at 8.01pm.
Dozens of Metropolitan Police officers additionally assembled in silence beside mourners and later sang the nationwide anthem.