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During the last farewell .. the "secret" of breaking the stick over Elizabeth's coffin

During the last farewell .. the “secret” of breaking the stick over Elizabeth’s coffin

and saw solemn official funeral ceremonies some Unique Traditions of British Monarchy Two classical pieces composed by Johann Sebastian Bach were played, and the chief custodian of the royal court performed Lord Chamberlain By breaking a stick over the coffin of the late queen.

This tradition is known as “breaking the wand”, which is a symbolic sign of the end of the service of the chief custodian of the royal court. After the wand is broken and the service of the current lord has ended, he will be appointed King Charles Duly appointed a new lord of his own and he will receive a new wand in the position.

The chief secretary, the most senior position in the royal court, is responsible for overseeing all departments and staff, organizing royal events and serving as a link between the King and the House of Lords.

Stick symbolism

  • The wand, known as the “office wand”, was in ancient times used to discipline court men if they were too troublesome.
  • The symbolic breaking of this wand is a traditional part of every king’s funeral, but it would be the first time the public had witnessed such an act since 1952 during the funeral of King George VI.
  • At the end of the ceremony he presided over Archbishop of Canterburythe official in charge of the royal jewels removed the crown, the royal ball, and the sceptre from the top of the sarcophagus, and thus the queen was separated from her crown for the last time.

It is noteworthy that the ceremony was attended by about two thousand people with an unprecedented political presence, including US President Joe Biden, Emperor Naruhito of Japan and Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.

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