Queen Elizabeth II funeral stay updates: Britain’s monarch laid to relaxation

The story of the day and hour of Elizabeth’s accession to the throne has been instructed many occasions, nevertheless it stays a charming story. It’s historical past with echoes of Arthurian romance.

On the morning of her father’s demise, 25-year-old Elizabeth was perched in a treehouse in Kenya, from which she’d watched a herd of elephants led by matriarchs come to a watering gap.

Too ailing to journey, her father, King George VI, had tasked Elizabeth and her husband, Philip, with enterprise a months-long tour of the Commonwealth, in what was then the twilight of the British Empire.