Queen ruled for 70 years
“When you look at the pictures, you can’t tell the difference, right?” said Tracey Borman, author and historian of ‘Crown and Sept: 1000 Years of Kings and Queens’. Wanting to see the scepter, they like to see these celebrations celebrated in the same way as it used to be. Seeing them like this without any change gives a kind of comfort and security. The longest reigning Queen in Britain, who ruled for 70 years, was a symbol of stability in British life in Scotland until her death on 8 September.
how long has the tradition been going on
Before the Queen, the royal coffins of the five British kings and queens are placed in Westminster Hall for their last visit. The 900-year-old building has been the center of British politics and power for centuries. The coffin tradition on the death of the ruler dates back to the time of the Stuarts, who ruled from 1603 to 1714. The coffin of the Stuarts was kept for the last few days. But the modern tradition of placing the coffin at Westminster Hall was established in 1910 during the time of Edward VII.
Archival photographs show that, as today, large numbers of people stood in long queues in central London to pay homage to their monarch. Historian Ed Owens believes that this was a careful move by Edward VII to strengthen the bond between the emperor and his subjects.
Which rulers were paid public tribute
Other rulers whose coffins are placed in public tribute at Westminster Hall include King George-VI (1952), father of Queen Elizabeth-II, Queen Mary (1953), grandmother of Elizabeth-II, and Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI. The coffins of two former prime ministers, William Gladstone in 1898 and Winston Churchill in 1965, were also placed in tribute at Westminster Hall. Churchill was cremated with state honours. “I think it’s a very well thought out idea,” says Borman. My guess is that the purpose is to prevent people from getting rid of the monarchy.” Owens says, “It’s a way of telling the nation and the world that there’s a kind of spiritual connection between a maharaja or empress and the people.” .”