At Westminster Abbey and all along the streets of central London, final preparations have been underway all day for one of the grand and solemn events in recent history. But at 8 p.m. local time – silence – everything stopped, from people in pubs to those standing on the streets to No. 10 Downing St. Britain stopped for a national moment of mourning to reflect on the late Queen Elizabeth II and her legacy. Two thousand guests will file into the historic building where Queen Elizabeth was married and crowned to celebrate her life tomorrow. Among the guests are leaders of almost every country and royalty from all around the world. It’s difficult to remember a time when there were so many dignitaries in one place. As Redmond Shannon reports, the King made a new statement Sunday ahead of the historic funeral.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with his U.K. counterpart and a handful of other leaders today – Global’s Abigail Bimman is traveling with the Canadian delegation and has more.
In an emergency, every second matters, and when you call 9-1-1 you hope an ambulance arrives within minutes. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case with the pressures on Canada’s health-care system stretching beyond hospitals. As Heather Yourex-West explains, advocates say the remedy for that is a revamp.
Prime Minister Trudeau’s connection to the queen is a little closer than most – Trudeau has known her personally since he was a child when his father, Pierre, led Canada. Farah Nasser spoke with the PM and his wife Sophie about how they’re remembering the late monarch and what’s next for their relationship with the new King.
It’s no secret just how much the queen loved corgis. Over her 70-year reign, it’s believed she has owned dozens of the dogs and still had a few under her care before she died. Jeff Semple looks at the history of her furry royal companions.