London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Gibraltar - in several places, military units commemorate the late Queen with a gun salute. Strictly choreographed, they pay homage to the monarch with one shot for each year of her life.
An hour after bells rang from hundreds of churches in Britain, ceremonial cannon salutes were fired across the country in memory of the late Queen. Cannons were used at the Tower of London, in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Plymouth, York, Stonehenge and in Gibraltar, the British Overseas Territory at the southern tip of Spain, and on board several warships, as the Ministry of Defense reported.
Soldiers, some in ceremonial uniform, fired a shot about every ten seconds. A total of 96 shots were fired - one for each year of Elizabeth II's life. The Queen died on Thursday at her Balmoral estate in Scotland.
In the evening, her son Charles will present himself in his capacity as King Charles III. address the people for the first time in a speech. The official proclamation will take place in London tomorrow, Saturday.