London Fashion Week started from an all-black opening look to models holding a picture of Queen Elizabeth, London Fashion Week began with tributes to the late monarch as fashionistas paid their respects during the period of national mourning. Organisers announced last week that London Fashion Week would go ahead as a “business-to-business event” while observing royal protocol and holding tributes for the 96-year-old queen who died on Sept. 8.
Her reign kick-started the television era, when households across Britain bought their first TV set so that they could watch the Coronation in Westminster Abbey in 1953. It was where she married Prince Philip, and now the funeral of Elizabeth II takes place in the same magnificent building. While unprecedented crowds of mourners will have made their way to London, a monumental broadcast operation employing the latest technology will ensure those at home are afforded a close-up view, so that the whole nation can be witness to these sombre and extraordinary events. Coverage of the day begins early on BBC1 with Breakfast (6am), followed by The State Funeral Of HM Queen Elizabeth II (8am). The lying in state in Westminster Hall will end at 6.30am, and at 8am the doors will open at Westminster Abbey. At 10.44 the oak coffin will be moved onto the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy to be brought to the Abbey. Read more