MADRID, Sep. 19 (Moose Gazette) –
Canada will bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II with a commemorative parade and mass at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa on a day authorities have designated as a public holiday.
The acts in memory of the monarch, who died ten days ago at the age of 96 and after 70 years of reign, will also be marked by the flight of ‘CF-18’ model fighter planes, according to the BBC.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II witnessed great moments in our history and touched the lives of many Canadians. The commemorative ceremony that we are preparing will be dignified and warm, as Her Majesty the Queen”, said the Canadian Minister of Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez.
Likewise, in Toronto, the largest city in Canada, public transport will stop for 96 seconds as a show of respect for the monarch.
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA
On the other hand, in Australia, the main television networks will broadcast the monarch’s funeral live with special coverage. In Melbourne it will be projected on a giant screen in Federation Square.
Australian authorities have declared Thursday a day of national mourning, a day on which a minute of silence will be held in memory of the queen.