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A New Era Begins in the U.K.

Britain is preparing for a new age under a new king.

King Charles the Third has spent much of his 73 years preparing for the role and today he will meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss and address a nation grieving the only British monarch most of the world has ever known.

Queen Elizabeth the Second was 96-years-old when she died yesterday at her vacation home in Scotland.

Bells at Windsor Castle and St. Paul's Cathedral have begun to toll in London.

Gun salutes are also booming in London and at military sites across the U-K, with 96 rounds being fired to mark the Queen's life.

Meanwhile, Canadians can pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth the Second in a book of condolences at Rideau Hall, or in an official book online, both starting today.

Governor General Mary Simon signed the book last evening ahead of it being made available to the public, saying people would be sharing words of remembrance about the Queen in countless languages worldwide.

To honour the Queen, the Senate of Canada Building and the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be lit up in royal blue over the coming days.

In Toronto, the C-N Tower went dark last night in her memory.

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