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Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral confirmed for 19th of September: President George Vella to attend

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral confirmed for 19th of September: President George Vella to attend
Sep 11 2022 Share

The date of the Queen’s funeral has been confirmed for the 19th of September, with King Charles III approving a bank holiday. 

The monarch passed away on September 8th, 2022, with her son, formerly known as Prince Charles, ascending to the throne on September 10th. 

During the proclamation, King Charles III confirmed there will be a bank holiday on the day of the Queen’s funeral. The date of the funeral has yet to be formally announced, but following tradition, it takes place 10 days after she passed away. 

This would mark the 19th of September, 2022, as the date of the funeral. First, Operation Unicorn is set in motion as a result of the Queen having passed away at Balmoral Castle, Scotland

Malta’s President George Vella is also set to attend the funeral, revealing that he is awaiting more details to be released so that he can honour her memory and pay his respects. 

Members of the public will be able to pay their respects at Westminster Hall, with the state funeral taking place at Westminster Abbey before the graveside service at St George’s chapel of Windsor Castle. 

Millions are expected to follow the service, with thousands also set to make their way to London and join the royal family in their mourning of the Queen. A two minutes’ silence will be held at midday across the country on the funeral day. 

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The fight for equality never ends says Prime Minister as he joins Pride March

The fight for equality never ends says Prime Minister as he joins Pride March
Sep 11 2022 Share

Joining the Pride March in Valletta yesterday, Prime Minister Robert Abela said that the fight for equality never ends. 

‘Today’s celebration is one which highlights the massive achievements made and the will as a country to continue to achieve more’ he said, in reference to Malta’s ranking as one of the EU countries with most supportive LGBTIQ+.

Hundreds, from members of the LGBTIQ+ community as well as friends and allies, walked through the streets of Valletta yesterday, donning the Pride colours and celebrating the diversity of gender and sexuality. 

According to Allied Rainbow Communities, an estimated 12,000 people marched yesterday during the event, making it one of biggest Malta Pride March yet. 

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Motorcyclist grievously injured after Rabat accident

Motorcyclist grievously injured after Rabat accident
Sep 11 2022 Share

Police were informed earlier today at around 0500hrs of an accident which occurred in Triq Buqana, Rabat. 

Preliminary investigations showed that a collision had occurred between a Keeway Logik motorcycle driven by a 65-year-old Rabat resident and a Mercedes Benz driven by a 26-year-old Pembroke resident.

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The motorcyclist was given immediate medical attention on site and taken to Mater Dei Hospital, where he was certified as having suffered grievous injuries. 

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Netflix series ‘The Crown’ trending following Queen Elizabeth’s passing

Netflix series ‘The Crown’ trending following Queen Elizabeth’s passing
Sep 10 2022 Share

Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th 2022, the Netflix series based around her life received a massive boost in terms of watchers wanting to find out more about the late monarch.

This also comes as the latest season of ‘The Crown’ postpones its filming in the wake of her death. The creator of the series described the semi-fictional drama a a loving letter to Britain’s longest serving monarch. 

Creator Peter Morgan confirmed that the sixth season of the award-winning production will be suspended out of respect for the late Head of State. 

The UK is now in a period of official morning, with her funeral due to take place within a fortnight. Queen Elizabeth died aged 96 surrounded by her family, leaving behind four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Morgan, who also wrote the 2006 film ‘The Queen’ said that there is nothing to add for now, ‘just silence and respect.’ 

The fifth season was also scheduled to air in November 2022, but given the sudden passing, it is not yet known if the proposed premiere will go ahead so soon. But a whole slew of fans are jumping onto the series as the UK enters a new era of monarchy to learn more about the renowned Queen. 

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