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FILE - The flag-drapped coffin of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Lies-in-State, as it is guarded at the four corners of the catafalque by her four grandsons: the Duke of York, left, the Earl of Wessex, right, Viscoount Linley, center, and the Prince of Wales, hidden - far side, in Westminster Hall London on the eve of her funeral, Monday, April 8, 2002. When Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather, King George V, died in 1936, life in Britain is unrecognizable to people today. But despite almost a century of change, the images from the queen’s lying in state this week are almost exact copies of those from George V’s time. (John Stillwell, Pool photo via AP, File)

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FILE - The flag-drapped coffin of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Lies-in-State, as it is guarded at the four corners of the catafalque by her four grandsons: the Duke of York, left, the Earl of Wessex, right, Viscoount Linley, center, and the Prince of Wales, hidden - far side, in Westminster Hall London on the eve of her funeral, Monday, April 8, 2002. When Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather, King George V, died in 1936, life in Britain is unrecognizable to people today. But despite almost a century of change, the images from the queen’s lying in state this week are almost exact copies of those from George V’s time. (John Stillwell, Pool photo via AP, File)
The King’s Body Guard, formed of Gentlemen at Arms, Yeomen of the Guard and Scots Guards, arrive to guard the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, Lying in State inside Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Paul Ellis/Pool Photo via AP)

Line to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state closed

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The King’s Body Guard, formed of Gentlemen at Arms, Yeomen of the Guard and Scots Guards, arrive to guard the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, Lying in State inside Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Paul Ellis/Pool Photo via AP)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Trudeau met with his British counterpart Sunday as world leaders converged on London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Trudeau met with his British counterpart Sunday as world leaders converged on London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Screenshot of the video for Donna Hanson’s song “Devoted Heart, A Song for My Queen, Elizabeth,” on youtube.com.

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Screenshot of the video for Donna Hanson’s song “Devoted Heart, A Song for My Queen, Elizabeth,” on youtube.com.
Britain’s Princess Elizabeth sits at the driving wheel of an ambulance in April, 1945 after completing a course of driving instruction at the A.T.S. Center to be an officer. Queen Elizabeth didn’t make bold proclamations about the rights of women but rather it was in her small, everyday deeds that she advanced the feminist cause, experts say.THE CANADIAN PRESS /AP Photo, File

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Britain’s Princess Elizabeth sits at the driving wheel of an ambulance in April, 1945 after completing a course of driving instruction at the A.T.S. Center to be an officer. Queen Elizabeth didn’t make bold proclamations about the rights of women but rather it was in her small, everyday deeds that she advanced the feminist cause, experts say.THE CANADIAN PRESS /AP Photo, File
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022, ahead of the funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Trudeau meets with UK prime minister, other world leaders ahead of queen’s funeral

PM brushed off question around reconsidering Canada’s ties to the monarchy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022, ahead of the funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Alexander Close, a 24-year-old member of the Royal Air Force originally from Qualicum Beach, was selected to attend the monarch’s final farewell at Windsor Castle on Sept. 19. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island man selected to attend funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

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Alexander Close, a 24-year-old member of the Royal Air Force originally from Qualicum Beach, was selected to attend the monarch’s final farewell at Windsor Castle on Sept. 19. (Submitted photo)
Guards and Royal Navy soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth II in London, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday, Sept. 19. For some Canadians the queen’s funeral on Monday will be observed with sadness and filled with emotional connections to their own lives, while for others it’s a far-off event they intend to miss.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Markus Schreiber

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Guards and Royal Navy soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth II in London, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday, Sept. 19. For some Canadians the queen’s funeral on Monday will be observed with sadness and filled with emotional connections to their own lives, while for others it’s a far-off event they intend to miss.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Markus Schreiber
School children wait for King Charles III to arrive at Cardiff Castle in Wales, Friday Sept. 16, 2022. The Royal couple has have arrived in Wales for an official visit. The royal couple previously visited to Scotland and Northern Ireland, the other nations making up the United Kingdom, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II at age 96 on Thursday, Sept. 8. (Ben Birchall/Pool photo via AP)

King stands vigil; Wait to see queen’s coffin hits 24 hours

Former England soccer captain David Beckham among those in long line to salute Queen Elizabeth II

School children wait for King Charles III to arrive at Cardiff Castle in Wales, Friday Sept. 16, 2022. The Royal couple has have arrived in Wales for an official visit. The royal couple previously visited to Scotland and Northern Ireland, the other nations making up the United Kingdom, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II at age 96 on Thursday, Sept. 8. (Ben Birchall/Pool photo via AP)
Civilian and Military Police walk the perimeter at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Security high in London as world leaders begin arriving for queen’s funeral

Justin Trudeau was expected to land Friday as part of a Canadian delegation

Civilian and Military Police walk the perimeter at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
People stand in a queue to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II during the Lying-in State, outside Westminster Hall in London, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Queue for queen’s coffin ‘paused’ as wait hits 14 hours

Line stretched 8km from Parliament to Southwark Park in south London and then around the park

People stand in a queue to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II during the Lying-in State, outside Westminster Hall in London, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

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Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is placed at Westminster Hall in London, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nariman El-Mofty, Pool

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is placed at Westminster Hall in London, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nariman El-Mofty, Pool
The flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast behind banners of Queen Elizabeth celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, in Ottawa, Thursday, Sept.8, 2022. Members of Parliament of all political stripes are expected to rise in tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth today during a special sitting of the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Legacy of Crown on display as MPs pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth in House of Commons

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The flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast behind banners of Queen Elizabeth celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, in Ottawa, Thursday, Sept.8, 2022. Members of Parliament of all political stripes are expected to rise in tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth today during a special sitting of the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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A view of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown and pulled by a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in London, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday Sept. 19. (Daniel Leal/Pool Photo via AP)

Palace reveals details of queen’s state funeral on Monday

A 2-minute silence will be observed Monday across the United Kingdom

A view of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown and pulled by a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in London, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday Sept. 19. (Daniel Leal/Pool Photo via AP)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and son Hadrien arrive to place flowers for Queen Elizabeth II prior to a ceremony to proclaim the accession of the new Sovereign, King Charles III, at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. Trudeau has declared Sept. 19 a federal holiday to mourn Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her state funeral in London. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Monday will be a federal holiday to mark Queen’s state funeral: What does this mean?

B.C. will recognize the day as a holiday for provincial public-sector employees

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and son Hadrien arrive to place flowers for Queen Elizabeth II prior to a ceremony to proclaim the accession of the new Sovereign, King Charles III, at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. Trudeau has declared Sept. 19 a federal holiday to mourn Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her state funeral in London. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Thousands of people line the streets as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth leaves Buckingham Palace, followed by King Charles lll and Royal Family members as they make their way to Westminster Hall where the Queen will lie in state, in London on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘Prepared to wait all night’: Long lines as Queen Elizabeth lies in state

Members of the public joined a line that stretched for kilometres along…

Thousands of people line the streets as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth leaves Buckingham Palace, followed by King Charles lll and Royal Family members as they make their way to Westminster Hall where the Queen will lie in state, in London on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Prince Charles, right, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, second from right, look at a display of traditional hunting tools and clothing after arriving in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, during part of the Royal Tour of Canada, Thursday, May 19, 2022. Some Indigenous leaders and community members say they’re concerned about making progress on reconciliation with King Charles III. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Some Indigenous leaders concerned about reconciliation with new monarch

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Prince Charles, right, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, second from right, look at a display of traditional hunting tools and clothing after arriving in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, during part of the Royal Tour of Canada, Thursday, May 19, 2022. Some Indigenous leaders and community members say they’re concerned about making progress on reconciliation with King Charles III. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Britain's King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)

Casket of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Buckingham Palace

Only monarch many in the UK have ever known died Sept. 8 at age 96 after 70 years on the throne

Britain's King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)