96 Gun Salutes Across Great Britain: Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Ninety-six cannon salvos, one for each year of his life, fired simultaneously from various emblematic points in the United Kingdom fired this Friday the Queen isabel IIthe longest-serving British monarch, who celebrated seven decades on the throne on February 6.

In London, the Army fired the barrage from Hyde Park and the Tower of Londonwhile there were also cannon shots from the castles of Edinburgh (Scotland) and Cardiff (Wales) and in other locations like Belfast (North Ireland), Plymouth Y Gibraltaras well as on ships at sea.

The death of the sovereign is also 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.

Soldiers stand during a gun salute at the Tower of London, following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, in London (REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier) (SARAH MEYSSONNIER/)

The Queen isabel IIhead of state of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth countries, died this Thursday at the age of 96 in her Scottish castle of Balmoral, after seven decades of reign in which she weathered numerous crises of a monarchy that now opens a new chapter.

Cannon salvos were also fired in Edinburgh (REUTERS/Lee Smith)
Cannon salvos were also fired in Edinburgh (REUTERS / Lee Smith) (LEE SMITH /)
People watch the shooting at Cardiff Castle (REUTERS/Molly Darlington)
People watch the shooting at Cardiff Castle (REUTERS / Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON /)
The queen received tributes throughout the United Kingdom (REUTERS / Carl Recine)
The queen received tributes throughout the United Kingdom (REUTERS / Carl Recine) (CARL RECINE /)

It was “a beloved sovereign and a beloved mother”, his death is “a moment of great sadness for me and for all the members of my familysaid his eldest son. Carlos73, who automatically became the new monarch under the name of Charles III.

96 cannon salvos were fired, one for each year of the queen (REUTERS/Carl Recine)
96 cannon salvos were fired, one for each year of the queen (REUTERS / Carl Recine) (CARL RECINE /)

He and Camilla, the new queen consort, spent the night in Scotland and return to London this Friday, Buckingham Palace said while announcing the death.

The tribute in Edinburgh (REUTERS / Carl Recine)
The tribute in Edinburgh (REUTERS / Carl Recine) (CARL RECINE /)
The Cardiff shooting (REUTERS/Molly Darlington)
The shots in Cardiff (REUTERS / Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON /)
Queen Elizabeth II died this Thursday (REUTERS / Carl Recine)
Queen Elizabeth II died this Thursday (REUTERS / Carl Recine) (CARL RECINE /)

The deterioration of Elizabeth II’s health has accelerated in recent days. On Tuesday she had received the resigning prime minister, Boris Johnsonand its successor, Liz Trussin Balmoral, giving up for the first time in his long mandate to celebrate this protocol act in London, to avoid a trip of 800 km.

Two days later, her doctors declared themselves “concerned about Her Majesty’s health and recommended that she remain under medical surveillance.”

The deterioration of Elizabeth II's health has accelerated in recent days (REUTERS / Carl Recine)
The deterioration of Elizabeth II’s health has accelerated in recent days (REUTERS / Carl Recine) (CARL RECINE /)
The cannon salvo fired in Edinburgh (REUTERS/Lee Smith)
The cannon salvo fired in Edinburgh (REUTERS / Lee Smith) (LEE SMITH /)

His children and grandchildren immediately traveled to Scotlandincluding Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, who were in London for a charity event, despite living in California since leaving the British monarchy in 2020, dealing a severe blow to the institution.

The queen will be honored for several days (REUTERS / Carl Recine)
The queen will be honored for several days (REUTERS / Carl Recine) (CARL RECINE /)
96-gun salute to Queen Elizabeth on the forecourt of Parliament House in Canberra (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via REUTERS)
96-gun salute in tribute to Queen Elizabeth on the forecourt of Parliament House in Canberra (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via REUTERS) (STRINGER/)

The death of Elizabeth II was “a great shock to the nation and to the world,” he assured. Truss on Thursday in a brief speech outside Downing Street, as messages of condolences poured in from around the globe, from the US president Joe Biden even russian Vladimir Putin.

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