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today, prince william told crowds at sandringham how difficult it was walking behind his grandmother's coffin yesterday, saying it brought back memories of his mother's funeral. the crowds keep coming to file past the queen's coffin. the queue is now almost five miles long — a nine—hour wait to reach westminster hall. also on the programme tonight... officials in ukraine say they have discovered the bodies of around 400 people after liberating a city captured by russian troops in april. this was a residential building, a place where civilians were living, and it was ripped apart by an airstrike. the centre of the building is completely gone. the billionaire boss of the outdoor fashion brand patagonia has given away his company — he says future profits must be used to fight climate change.
and it's game, set and match for the tennis legend roger federer, as he announces he's retiring at the age of 41. and stay with us here on bbc news, where we will bring you continuing coverage of events plus analysis from our team of correspondents in the uk and around the world. good evening. buckingham palace has revealed more details about the queen's state funeral on monday. the service at westminster abbey will begin at 11 in the morning and will be followed by a national two minute silence. then there will be a procession through london. prince william and prince harry will once again walk together behind the queen's coffin alongside other members of the royal family.
today, prince william told well—wishers at sandringham how difficult walking behind his grandmother's coffin had been, saying it brought back memories of his mother diana's funeral 25 years ago. our royal correspondent daniela relph reports. viewing the carpet of flowers and tributes, the prince and princess of wales came to sandringham to say thank you, to the staff, to the community, who supported the queen throughout her reign. it was an emotional return to the norfolk estate, a chance to chat and reflect on events of the past week. the prince of wales was asked about walking behind his grandmother's coffin to westminster hall yesterday. doing the walk yesterday was challenging. brought back a few memories. "challenging, it brought back memories," he said. the sombre walk from buckingham palace alongside prince harry a reminder of when, as a 15—year—old, he walked the same route behind his mother's coffin —
the pain of past anguish still keenly felt. william spent many happy christmases at sandringham. it was a sanctuary for the royal family, a place they could retreat to. and every february, the queen came to remember herfather, who died at the norfolk estate 70 years ago. but today, sandringham remembered the queen. i just said my sincere condolences to both her and william, and also to king charles and to the royal family, because i'm heartbroken that our lovely queen's gone. across the generations, they came to see the prince and princess. there were lighter moments too, with many filming their exchanges with william and catherine on their phones. i love he's got his little guardsman t—shirt on! is there paddington as well? i think paddington might have knocked the corgi
off the top spot now. the corgis won't take that very well! we spoke to william and we spoke to kate. they both said about his little outfits, how nice they were. they were just really nice and genuine people. to say thanks for the queen, everything she's done and all the things they're doing for everyone. it'sjust so nice. the prince and princess of wales are key to the future of the royal family. they are the younger face of modern monarchy, but their new roles bring added pressure and scrutiny. today was an official duty, but also a chance to share their sadness with many who viewed the royal family as neighbours. daniela relph, bbc news, sandringham. 2000 people will gather in westminster abbey on monday morning for the final farewell to britain's longest reigning monarch. world leaders, prime ministers past and present, and foreign royals will be among those at the service, which will last an hour,
before the queen's coffin is taken to windsor, where she will be laid to rest in st george's chapel beside the duke of edinburgh. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. it rests on the catafalque, a brightly lit coffin which has become the focus of a nation's sadness. within the ancient walls of westminster hall, so many emotions, so many individual expressions of gratitude and respect. thousands have already filed through, many tens of thousands more are expected over the weekend. and as the nation mourns, preparations are advancing for queen elizabeth's state funeral. on monday, the first procession will be from the palace of westminster to westminster abbey. at 10.35, the queen's coffin will be borne from westminster hall, it will be taken in procession via parliament square and broad sanctuary to the west gate of westminster abbey.
it will arrive there at 10.52. in the darkness of the early morning, all the elements are being meticulously rehearsed. the finishing touches to plans drawn up over many years. the procession to the abbey will be led by the massed pipes and drums of all the scottish and irish regiments in the british army. and this is the most visible sign that this is to be a full state funeral, the like of which we haven't seen in britain since winston churchill's in 1965. the state gun carriage will be carried by 150 royal navy ratings, rather than by horses. inside westminster abbey will be a congregation of 2,000,
among them heads of state, including the us president joe biden, with heads of government and representatives from virtually every country in the world. at approximately 11.55, the last post will sound and there will be a national two—minute silence. then, the procession, from westminster abbey to wellington arch. the state gun carriage will be drawn from the abbey around parliament square up whitehall and across horse guards and then via the mall past buckingham palace, and finally, up constitution hill to wellington arch at hyde park corner. there, under wellington arch, the coffin will be transferred from the gun carriage to the state hearse, ready for the journey to windsor. the route to be taken from hyde park corner to windsor has not so far been disclosed, however, officials recognise the need for the public to be as closely involved as possible. the queen and indeed other members of the royal family,
particularly prince philip when he was alive, took a close interest in this to try and make sure that it combined the dignity of the occasion, the formality of the occasion, with as much access as possible for people to see the coffin at close quarters. the final element of the funeral plan will see the hearse travelling up the long walk at windsor, then into the castle's main quadrangle and then down the slope to st george's chapel. inside the chapel, at four o'clock, the committal service will begin. at the end of it, the instruments of state, the monarch's crown and the orb and sceptre, will be removed from the coffin, and later, in a private service, the queen's coffin will be laid to rest with that of her late husband. nicholas witchell, bbc news. the queue to file past the queen
lying—in—state is now stretching back 4.9 miles from westminster hall, along the south bank of the river thames. our special correspondent lucy manning joins us live. it's after 10pm and for the second night in a row the route is absolutely full of people. it's astonishing. the people around me, they have been waiting around seven and a half hours. they've got about half an hour more to go. at the back of the queue they are saying the weight is around nine hours and it's reached its end point at southern park, it has capacity to take more people. the destination is obviously a sombre one but people feel that this journey has actually been very joyful, that is until they reached the steps and the silence of westminster hall. it's the long and winding road to westminster hall, stretching miles through the capital.
it is glorious. the desire to pay tribute to the queen can be measured in people standing shoulder to shoulder for five miles. some journeys even longer thanjust the queue here — becky from ayrshire took the overnight bus from glasgow. came into victoria station at about ten to seven, and i've just been queueing since then. managed to get to the end of the queue, and i will get a bus back tonight. why have you made this massive journey? i do, i love the queen and ijust wanted to come down. she'sjust like a gran, i suppose. without knowing her, you feel like you do know her. after nearly six hours, becky was overcome by her moment by the coffin. it kind of hit you in that moment, that that's it, really. i'm getting a wee bit emotional. it's sad.
but it's something that i'll never forget. i'm so glad i came here. it was worth the journey. darkness didn't deter. few see the hours here as an effort, more of an experience. joy left manchester at 5am, joining the queue at nine. it's absolutely amazing, the camaraderie isjust something that you can't put into words unless you're in this queue. you actually feel it, it's great. we're not sure how many more hours there are to go. we feel that we're near but i think we're far. many hours later... spine—chilling, in the aura that was in there, and the sheer magnificence and beauty of her late majesty's coffin, but to actually be there in the here and now, i can't believe that me and my friends have done that. 17—year—old kabir, feeling the six hours of waiting and walking.
how long have you been queueing for to this point? since 8.30. how has it been? long, i'm tired, but ll get to see the queen. n-s like a — once—in—a—lifetime moment. this is probably going to be the last queen. j this part of the queue is opposite st paul's, but officials will need to decide at the weekend when to close it to ensure that all those who are still in it get the chance to file past the queen's coffin before the lying—in—state ends. inside, we are witnessing simple acts of remembrance and respect. whether you held the highest office in the land orjust work in one, everyone has their moment. a salute. a tear. a kiss.
night comes but the crowds do not fall away. they care about their duty. they are constant. much like the late queen. lucy manning, bbc news. well, this is the government's live page with the latest update on the queue, and as you can see it currently says the queue is around four and half miles long, -- 4.9 —— 4.9 miles long. the bbc is offering a continuous, 24—hour view of the queen's lying—in—state, for those who want to pay their respects but can't make it to london, or who are physically unable to queue. the service is available on the bbc home page, the bbc news website and app, the iplayer, on bbc parliament, and the red button. officials in ukraine say they've �*ve found evidence of mass graves around the recently liberated city of izyum. more than 400 bodies are thought to be buried.
the city, which is in the east of the country, was — liberated by ukrainian forces at the weekend after it was captured by russia back in april. the city was strategically important to russia — it linked its troops in the kharkiv region with those in the donetsk region and helped to supply the front line. 0ur senior international corresponent 0rla guerin reports from the newly liberated izyum. trying to tow away unintended gifts from moscow. left behind after a russian rout, now stuck in a ditch near the city of izyum. "come on," andrewjokes, "let's give it a push." ukrainian troops savouring their victory. a roadside reunion among brothers in arms. "ukraine is winning," he tells us. "now we feel strong.
"i thank europe, especially britain and borisjohnson. "and thanks to the united states. "without their support i would probably be dead already." inside izyum, ukrainian forces now own the streets. defeat here was a real blow for the russians. they used this strategic city as a logistics base. local people no longer afraid. now able to mock the enemy. larissa unloads her bags with trepidation. she has just returned with her friend viktoria but has no home left to go to. "our house is completely destroyed," she says. "they ruined everything.
"all i have left are my keys and my identity documents." for months, this city was bombarded. its people cut off, their stories untold. izyum's dead are still being counted. and the atrocities still coming to light. like the russian attack here back in march at around nine one morning. this was a residential building, a place where civilians were living. and it was ripped apart by an airstrike. the centre of the building is completely gone and you can still see evidence of those who were living here. 0n the top floor there is a television, and a few floors below, there are still clothes hanging in a wardrobe. 0fficials here say that 47 people were killed, among them children.
they weren't safe even in the shelter where residents huddled together to keep warm. there are schoolbooks in the wreckage and smiling faces in a family album. tatiana shows me her singed balcony. she said she had a lovely apartment and lived here for 22 years. she survived because she was in the bomb shelter at work, not the one at home. translation: it was beautiful here. there were roses and flower beds. the building was well looked after. when i found out that almost all the neighbours had died, and some were not even found because they were burned, i was hysterical. and i've just found out my favourite neighbours are dead, too.
0leksandr is also grief stricken, over the death of his son artur. killed on monday by a collaborator, he says, just after the russians were pushed out. in desperation, he's written a long account of the killing, hoping someone will help him getjustice. the russians had their main base here. theirflag now consigned to the rubbish. inside, a paper trail, though some documents were hastily torn up. nearby, we found piles of ukrainian passports they had confiscated. outside the building, ukrainian police grow suspicious of a man who was hanging around. they are still hunting for enemy agents. he's detained for questioning.
police here now say they have found evidence of a mass grave around izyum, thought to contain more than 400 people. it's unclear how they died but exhumations are due to begin tomorrow. 0rla guerin, bbc news, izyum. president putin has held talks with china's president for the first time since russia invaded ukraine. xijinping greeted vladimir putin — calling him "my old friend" and the russian president thanked him for what he called china's balanced position on the war. but president putin did acknowledge that beijing also has concerns about russia's invasion. 0ur russia editor steve rosenburg is in moscow. how significant was the meeting and putin's admission? the meeting itself was very significant. the meeting itself was very significant-— significant. because the relationship _ significant. because the relationship between i significant. because the - relationship between russia and
china really came through here and this was a rare chance for vladimir putin to show that despite western sanctions and despite the west's attempt to isolate russia over the invasion of ukraine, russia has powerful friends. invasion of ukraine, russia has powerfulfriends. about invasion of ukraine, russia has powerful friends. about this admission, it was very significant as well and very unexpected, and basically vladimir putin said, i understand that china has questions and concerns about the situation in ukraine. basically, he was revealing to the world that china was anxious and worried about the russian offensive in ukraine and that was interesting, we had not heard of beijing admit publicly to that. what we don't know is what happened next, when the journalists left the hall, you have the closed part of the meeting and we don't know if xi laid out his concerns in detail to vladimir putin, and neither do we know whether those concerns will give the kremlin pause for thought.
steve rosenberg, thanks forjoining us. joining me now is our world affairs editorjohn simpson. where does china now stand in all this? i think there is not much doubt that xijinping must be quite annoyed by this. this meeting happened in uzbekistan and there were a number of international leaders present and this was to be the moment when president xi was expecting to be able to say, look, i lead a grouping of nations which is much better and bigger and stronger than nato which is frankly on the back foot. that was his expectation but of course nato is not on the back foot, it is russia that is on the back foot.
there are other problems. next month the chinese communist party has its congress, it really important for xi jinping, he will enter his second decade as the country's leader. there is a small but nevertheless very definite sense of uncertainty and unhappiness amongst some chinese communist party figures, that he should be doing this, and they don't want to have a party congress which is overshadowed by what has happened. is overshadowed by what has happened-— is overshadowed by what has happened. is overshadowed by what has ha ened. ~ ., ., , , happened. world leaders will be descending _ happened. world leaders will be descending on _ happened. world leaders will be descending on monday - happened. world leaders will be descending on monday for - happened. world leaders will be descending on monday for the i happened. world leaders will be - descending on monday for the funeral of the queen. xijinping has not been invited and he is furious about this? �* , ., ., , been invited and he is furious about this? �*, ., ., , ., , this? there's an irony about this because vladimir— this? there's an irony about this because vladimir putin - this? there's an irony about this because vladimir putin actually | this? there's an irony about this - because vladimir putin actually said
an amazingly gracious message about the queen but he is the one not getting invited, although you could not invite him, it would not be right. it might be open to all sorts of actions if he did come to the uk, so there was no question about that. xijinping sent a rather gruff, a kind of minimum that he could possibly say, about the queen, and yet he gets invited. well, he's not actually an enemy of our friends. so there's no reason not to invite him but the fact is he would not come. he certainly won't come. we don't know whether a morejuniorfigure know whether a more junior figure will come know whether a morejuniorfigure will come but my guess is that on monday the chinese ambassador will be sitting in the seat that was reserved for president xi. john
simpson. _ reserved for president xi. john simpson, thanks _ reserved for president xi. john simpson, thanks for _ reserved for president xi. john simpson, thanks forjoining us. mourners have worn pink at the funeral of 9—year—old 0livia pratt—korbel — the little girl who was shot and killed in liverpool last month. she died after a gunman chasing another man burst into her home. judith moritz reports. 0livia pratt—korbel�*s coffin was brought past her primary school to the church next door. yards from where the little girl used to play, her community came together to say goodbye. cheryl korbel is still nursing the wrist injury she suffered when trying to stop the gunman who shot her daughter. somehow, she found the strength to give the eulogy. she will never be forgotten by us and i will never say goodbye. but what i will say is, "goodnight, love you, "see you in the morning." 0livia's school displayed its own tributes to the nine—year—old.
so the wishes of the family in church were that everyone wore a splash of pink, so today in school, the children are all wearing a splash of pink. we've got pink hearts in the windows, we've got ribbons on the fence. the archbishop of liverpool said that, like the queen, 0livia had lived life to the fullest. olivia's life was a life well—lived, even though it was a short one, i because she brought so much- happiness to her immediate family. 0livia was killed when a gunman burst into her home whilst chasing another man. merseyside police are still looking for the attacker and his weapons, this week searching a stream at a nearby golf club. so far, there have been nine arrests, but no—one's been charged. yesterday, a £50,000 reward was offered for information which leads directly to the conviction of 0livia's killer. 0livia was one of three people shot dead in liverpool within the same week last month. today, the city's mayor
said she hoped justice would be swift and true. judith moritz, bbc news, liverpool. the government is considering removing a cap on bankers' bonuses as part of a shake—up of the rules around financial services. it's understood no decisions have been taken, but sources close to the new chancellor kwasi kwarteng say he believes removing the limit will make london more attractive to global banks. our business editor simonjack is here. there is an expectation that this will happen? h0 there is an expectation that this will happen?— there is an expectation that this will haen? ., . , ., .,~ , will happen? no decision taken but this is a clear _ will happen? no decision taken but this is a clear statement _ will happen? no decision taken but this is a clear statement of - will happen? no decision taken but this is a clear statement of intent l this is a clear statement of intent about what the chancellor would like to do. the economic case is that if you make the uk and london more attractive you will get more business in places in new york for example which doesn't have this cap, and that is not necessarily a case that will work, but the political case is harder to make when people
are facing a cost of living crisis. it will be controversial and has already provoked outrage in many quarters but it is one of those things which is a relic of eu law which was imported when we left the eu, it is there to be abolished, but i don't think that many people will think that abolishing bankers bonuses caps would have been top of the list of brexit dividends especially for some people in red wall seats. especially for some people in red wall seem-— especially for some people in red wall seala— wall seats. there will be a mini buduet wall seats. there will be a mini budget next — wall seats. there will be a mini budget next friday? _ wall seats. there will be a mini budget next friday? yes - wall seats. there will be a mini budget next friday? yes we . wall seats. there will be a mini| budget next friday? yes we are exectin: budget next friday? yes we are exnecting to — budget next friday? yes we are expecting to see _ budget next friday? yes we are expecting to see reverses - budget next friday? yes we are expecting to see reverses of. budget next friday? yes we are| expecting to see reverses of the national insurance rise, we are expecting to see a halt in the rise in the corporation tax which could cost between 30 and £50 billion and we will get more detail on how they intend to help businesses cope with the energy price rises which could cost £100 million plus, so if you add that together you can get to something like £200 billion, so nothing mini about that. a massive fiscal intervention in the first two weeks of this government and it is coming next friday.— coming next friday. simon jack, thanks for— coming next friday. simon jack, thanks forjoining _ coming next friday. simon jack,
thanks forjoining us. _ the billionaire founder of the outdoor fashion brand patagonia has given away his company to a charitable trust. yvon chouinard said any profit not reinvested in running the business would go to fighting climate change. the patagonia label has amassed a cult following with outdoors enthusiasts, but even more so amongst tech industry leaders in silicon valley. 0ur north america technology reporterjames clayton has more. patagonia sells all sorts of outdoor equipment but it is this, the patagonia vest, that has become iconic here in silicon valley. it's the uniform of the "tech bro." jeff bezos, apple's tim cook, just some of the names sporting patagonia style vests. patagonia has replaced the suit and tie here. part of the reason for the company's success came from its eye—catching position on the environment. it's even taken out ads saying not to needlessly buy their products. their clothes are
supposed to be for life. so, there is a particular model of capitalism called shareholder capitalism and it says the only purpose of companies is to maximise shareholder value. we don't agree with that. the company's founder, a mountain climber at heart, is a passionate environmentalist. everything we do as a company is to be more responsible and it turns out to be good for the business. he's now given the company, lock stock and barrel, to a charitable trust aiming to protect the environment. in a statement, he said... but patagonia items are expensive. this top costs £90. this top costs £90. critics argue it is easy to be critics argue it is easy to be against fast fashion when you can against fast fashion when you can charge so much. charge so much. reducing the carbon is a bit more the cost of doing it right, the cost of doing it right, meaning that you pay attention meaning that you pay attention to the whole footprint, how much to the whole footprint, how much water is used, whether dangerous water is used, whether dangerous dyes or chemicals are used and dyes or chemicals are used and
reducing the carbon is a bit more expensive, but when you actually factor that in over the whole lifetime of a garment it isn't more expensive. california, home to patagonia's global headquarters in recent years, has faced particular threats from climate change. some of the state's biggest ever wildfires have taken place in the last few years and drought is an ever present problem. patagonia thinks there is a way for capitalism and environmentalism to exist equitably. the company now says it wants to focus on climate change and keeping truly wild areas wild. perhaps, it's a model that other companies will follow. james clayton, bbc news, san francisco.
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