Britain’s government has disclosed that the funeral and lying-in-state ceremonies for Queen Elizabeth II, held last year, incurred an approximate cost of £162 million ($200 million). The state funeral, which took place on September 19, marked a historic moment as the first of its kind in the UK since the funeral of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1965. Following Read More
The United Kingdom has unveiled the official effigy of King Charles III that will appear on coins following his accession to the throne. The effigy is the work of British sculptor Martin Jennings and was personally approved by the new king. The first coins bearing the king’s portrait will be a special £5 coin and a 50 pence coin commemorating Read More
There is no doubt that the Great Britain empire shaped the global affairs in many facets of human lives, till today. From education, health, transport, sports, just name it, Great Britain plays a vital role in modernizing that sector. Most importantly, was the role of the Royals House, in which Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II played or refused to play. Read More
The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, and First Lady Jill Biden, have arrived at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, for the funeral service of Queen Elizabeth II.
Britain’s longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral has begun at the Westminster Abbey in London. King Charles and other senior British royals followed Queen Elizabeth’s coffin into Westminster Abbey on Monday, joining world leaders and monarchs to bid farewell to a beloved figure who unified the nation through her 70-year reign. In scenes of inimitable pageantry, pall bearers carried her Read More
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived in London to represent Nigeria at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Blueprint had reported that the monarch died on September 8 at the age of 96, is scheduled to be buried on Monday. Osinbajo who departed Nigeria on Saturday is also expected to hold a bilateral meeting with James Cleverly, UK foreign secretary.
Football legend David Beckham was mobbed while he was spotted queuing in London as he joined thousands waiting to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state. Many were still waiting to thank Her late Majesty for her seven decades of public service as at the time of filling this report on Friday. Pictures on social media showed fellow members of Read More
Preparations are being made for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II when the nation will say a final farewell to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. It will be a day of emotion, pomp and ceremony with a service at Westminster Abbey, cortege and military procession across London before a final family ceremony at a chapel in Windsor Castle. Shortly after Her Read More
The coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II has left Buckingham Palace. Her remains began its journey to Westminster Palace, Wednesday where she would lie in state. The Queen’s coffin was carried on a horse-drawn gun carriage out of the front gates of her London residence on Wednesday afternoon.
The global community woke up on Thursday, September 8, 2022 to the sad news of the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, the nation’s figurehead and a towering presence on the world stage for seven decades. She died peacefully at her home in Scotland on at the age of96. “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Read More
Queen Elizabeth died on Thursday after a 70-year reign. Her coffin will be taken from Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh through small towns and villages before being flown to London on Tuesday. The Queen’s coffin has been resting in the ballroom at Balmoral Castle since her death on Thursday. Her Majesty’s final journey through the United Kingdom begins today. And, her Read More
The Buckingham Palace has announced the funeral of the late longest serving Britain monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch last ceremonial journey will take place on September 19, 2022 at Westminister Abbey. A statement by the Royal family verified Twitter handle read; “The state funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19th September. Read More
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze, has enjoined the federal government to discard advice by a former presidential aspirant Garba Adamu which suggested renaming of prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) to Queen Elizabeth University of Nigeria in honour of the late monarch. A statement by the secretary-general of Ohanaeze, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Friday, advised Adamu to tender an apology to Ndigbo Read More
The chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa, Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP, Enugu East), has commiserated with King Charles III, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations over the passing away of the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II. Nnamani, in a personally signed condolence to King Charles III, described Queen Elizabeth II as “one of the revered monarchs Read More
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said the late Queen Elizabeth II of England would be remembered as a “moral force” in the world. Kukah described the late Queen Elizabeth II as “a committed royal leader, well-loved for her sincerity and sense of purpose.” He said “as a leader, Queen Elizabeth was well respected because Read More
Cristiano Ronaldo has joined figures across the world in paying tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Portuguese legend took to Instagram to offer an emotional message, after the news of her tragic passing was announced prior to Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Real Sociedad. A moment’s silence was observed prior to kick off at Old Trafford in Read More
Fromm meeting the pope to horse-riding with US President Reagan, here are some of the memorable moments from the life and 70-year reign of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II as obtained from Aljazeera.
The Nigeria’s flags, home and in foreign missions, are to be flown at half mast in honour of the passage of Queen Elizabeth II, the Federal Government declared on Friday night. According to a statement by Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Friday’s evening, the flags would be flown at half mast on Sunday 11 to Monday 12, 2022. The Read More
Nigerians on social media have blasted the former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, for suggesting that the University of Nigeria, Nsukka be renamed after the late Queen Elizabeth II. Adamu had taken to Twitter to make the suggestion following the death of Queen Elizabeth on Thursday evening. Adamu wrote: “Immortalising Queen Elizabeth by renaming the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in her Read More
King Charles III and Queen Consort, Camilla, have arrived the Buckingham Palace, London. King Charles III, newly acceded to the British throne, returned to London on Friday from Balmoral Castle in Scotland, a day after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, to deliver an inaugural address to the nation. The televised speech, expected in the late afternoon, will Read More
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP Enugu East), has commiserated with King Charles 111, United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Nations, over the passage of the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth 11. Nnamani in a personally signed condolence to King Charles 111, described Queen Elizabeth 11 as one of the revered monarchs that Read More
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Party, (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has mourned the late British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. In a tweet on his official Twitter handle Friday, he said that the United Kingdom (UK), has lost one of its greatest monarchs, and that the world respected and admired the late queen. “With the sad passing of Queen Read More
Following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has postponed the 50th anniversary of her accession. The palace in a statement Friday said a scaled-down gala theatre performance in her honour will go ahead at Copenhagen’s royal theatre on Saturday evening. The late Queen Elizabeth’s third cousin, cancelled a carriage procession through Copenhagen and a palace Read More
All English and Northern Irish football and all professional Scottish football has been postponed this weekend as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Ten Premier League and six Scottish Premiership fixtures were scheduled. EFL games were due to take place on Friday and Saturday, with six Women’s Super League fixtures – the first of the season – on Saturday Read More
A number of scheduled sporting events have been postponed after the death of the Queen, with further decisions regarding the weekend’s fixtures set to be taken on Friday. The death of Queen Elizabeth II, who was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, was announced by Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. Sports stars and governing bodies have paid tribute to Her Majesty, and event organisers have Read More