The death of Queen Elizabeth II

By Tara Subramaniam, Andrew Raine, Rob Picheta, Ed Upright, Aditi Sangal, Adrienne Vogt, Elise Hammond and Melissa Macaya, CNN

Updated 1200 GMT (2000 HKT) September 10, 2022
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2:49 p.m. ET, September 9, 2022

King Charles III overheard telling UK PM that death of his mother was "moment I've been dreading"

From CNN's Lindsay Isaac

King Charles III speaks with Prime Minister Liz Truss during their first meeting at Buckingham Palace on Friday.
King Charles III speaks with Prime Minister Liz Truss during their first meeting at Buckingham Palace on Friday. (Yui Mok/Pool photo via AP)

King Charles described the death of his mother as the moment he had been “dreading” during an audience with UK Prime Minister Liz Truss on Friday. 

His comments were picked up on camera as he shook hands and posed for photos with Truss at Buckingham Palace.

"The moment I've been dreading, as I know a lot of people have," the King was overheard telling Truss.

2:28 p.m. ET, September 9, 2022

New royal titles for William and Kate reflect on their Twitter account

William and Kate have had their official Twitter handle changed Friday to reflect their new titles — Prince and Princess of Wales.

King Charles III officially bestowed the title on the couple during his speech to the nation on Friday. They were previously known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

8:04 p.m. ET, September 9, 2022

King’s address was recorded in Blue Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace, royal source says

From CNN's Max Foster 

(Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP)
(Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP)

King Charles III recorded his first televised address to the UK in a room of Buckingham Palace referred to as the Blue Drawing Room, according to a royal source.

The room is where the late Queen Elizabeth II recorded some of her annual Christmas messages over the years. On the desk where Charles sat was a floral arrangement consisting of a a posy of sweet peas mixed with rosemary, which represents remembrance, the source said. 

The vase has images of three corgis — a breed of dog the Queen was known to favor and owned two of at the time of her death — which used to be placed in her audience room. 

  

2:12 p.m. ET, September 9, 2022

Mourners sing "God Save the King" in St. Paul's for the first time since Queen died

From CNN's Lindsay Isaac

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An audience of mourners in St. Paul’s Cathedral sung the national anthem "God Save the King" for the first time during a service of prayer and reflection for the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

1:49 p.m. ET, September 9, 2022

Bishop of London says Queen had "remarkable Christian faith"

From CNN's Lindsay Isaac

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(ITN)

Queen Elizabeth II had spoken of her faith and referred to Jesus Christ as her “anchor and role model,” the Bishop of London said during a ceremony of remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral Friday.

“If Christ was her anchor, her husband the Majesty’s strength and steer,” she said, referring to the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away in April 2021. 

The Bishop praised the Queen for the strength she showed during the “depths of her own mourning” by putting others first.  

1:43 p.m. ET, September 9, 2022

Watch the first speech from King Charles III as the new British monarch

King Charles III on Friday delivered his first televised address to the nation as sovereign following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

You can read his full remarks here.

Here is a video of his full speech:

2:00 p.m. ET, September 9, 2022

Biden says he will attend Queen's funeral

From CNN's Kevin Liptak

President Joe Biden speaks before boarding Air Force One in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday.
President Joe Biden speaks before boarding Air Force One in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

US President Joe Biden said he will attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

"Yes," Biden told reporters Friday when asked whether he planned to attend the funeral, details of which have not been announced by the Palace.

"I don't know what the details are yet, but I will be going," Biden said.

He told reporters he'd not yet spoken to King Charles III following the Queen's death.

"I know him. I haven’t spoken to him. I did not call him yet," Biden said.

1:42 p.m. ET, September 9, 2022

UK prime minister Liz Truss delivers reading during ceremony for the Queen

From CNN's Lindsay Isaac

British Prime Minister Liz Truss delivered the second reading at St. Paul’s Cathedral during a ceremony of remembrance for the Queen.

We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s," the scripture said.

1:22 p.m. ET, September 9, 2022

Service at St. Paul's has now begun

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(ITN)

The Service of Prayer and Reflection on the death of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London has now started.