‘Even Huge Ben fell silent!’ Parliament confirms well-known bell ‘did not strike’ at 8pm to start out the nation’s minute silence for the Queen – with some even suggesting it was ‘paying its respects’
Huge Ben did not strike this night at 8pm when the nation started its minutes silence for the Queen as mourners advised it was ‘paying its respects’ to Britain’s longest monarch.
The Homes of Parliament have confirmed the well-known bell – which is housed within the Elizabeth Tower, named after Her Majesty in 2012 throughout her Diamond Jubilee – didn’t ring as deliberate this night.
The UK’s legislative physique informed the MailOnline: ‘Huge Ben did not strike at 8pm as deliberate. Now we have investigated this as a matter of urgency and have recognized a minor technical situation that has now been resolved.
‘We will likely be testing the bell once more later tonight and are assured that it’ll not have an effect on the tolling tomorrow through the State Funeral procession.’
This was as Britain stood silent for the Queen tonight through the Nationwide Second of Reflection to recollect the late Monarch, with the queue to see her lying-in-state halted and Prime Minister Liz Truss bowing her head outdoors Quantity 10.
Many members of the general public stood collectively for the Nationwide Second of Reflection at Westminster Bridge in entrance of Huge Ben because it didn’t toll
Members of the general public noticed the silence this night, holding candles in Her Majesty’s honour
Followers at Emirates Enviornment, Glasgow, standing quiet for the Nationwide Second of Reflection for Queen Elizabeth II
Individuals within the queue to see Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state, which was halted for 60 seconds, observing the silence
Huge Ben was meant to toll to mark the start of the Nationwide Second of Reflection at 8pm at present and the bell was alleged to strike as soon as to mark the beginning of the minute’s silence and as soon as extra at 8.01pm to mark its finish.
Social media customers took to Twitter to say that maybe the Bell, which has turn into twinned with the Monarch and Parliament for the reason that nineteenth Century was marking Elizabeth II’s demise at 96.
Replying to Chris Ship, ITV’s Royal Editor who seen the difficulty, Ghanem Nuseibeh wrote on Twitter: ‘Maybe the failure to ring is in itself an indication of mourning, unplanned just like the rainbow.’
Rainbows have additionally appeared this night at royal spots and throughout London because the Queen lies in state for the final day.
In Berkshire, Fortress Wardens have been seen standing collectively to look at the silence at Windsor Fortress
Nature’s personal memorial: A rainbow appeared yesterday over Westminster Abbey and Parliament whereas Londoners revel at a surprising crimson sky over Huge Ben
Replying to Chris Ship, ITV’s Royal Editor who seen the difficulty, Ghanem Nuseibeh wrote on Twitter: ‘Maybe the failure to ring is in itself an indication of mourning, unplanned just like the rainbow’
One other social media person wrote: ‘Even Huge Ben fell silent. [And then a crying face].’
Play was stopped on the Emirates Stadium in Scotland for the Davis Cup so followers may observe the one-minute silence.
Prime Minister Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O’Leary noticed the minute’s silence outdoors Quantity 10 Downing Avenue.
In Westminster Corridor, the place the queen is mendacity in state, the road of mourners halted for 60 seconds.
The federal government had inspired folks to spend a minute in reflection, both at dwelling, with neighbors or in domestically organized ceremonies.
Photos have been seen of cops and members of the general public participating within the silence at Waterloo Station in addition to firefighters at North Kensington Fireplace Station in Notting Hill.
A small crowd of individuals within the queue for the Queen’s mendacity in state stopped close to London Bridge and bowed their heads to look at the nationwide minute’s silence.
They applauded to mark the top of the silence at 8.01pm.
Dozens of Metropolitan Law enforcement officials additionally assembled in silence beside mourners and later sang the nationwide anthem.