Ninety-six cannon salvosone for each year of his life, fired simultaneously from various emblematic points of the United Kingdom They fired this Friday Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch, who on February 6 celebrated seven decades on the throne.
In Londonthe Army fired the barrage from Hyde Park and the Tower of Londonwhile there were also cannon fire from the castles of Edinburgh (Scotland) and Cardiff (Wales) and in other locations such as Belfast (North Ireland), Plymouth Y Gibraltaras well as on ships at sea.
The death of the sovereign also is commemorated today by the British House of Commonswhose deputies observed a minute of silence at noon and will pay tribute to him until ten at night.
At the beginning of the tribute, the new British Prime Minister, Liz Trusshighlighted that Elizabeth II was one of “the great leaders the world has known” and said that she “reinvented the monarchy” for the modern age.
His eldest son, 73, will be officially proclaimed King Charles III on Saturday at a ceremony at London’s St James’s Palace.