Big Ben is silent due to a technical glitch

Published on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 09:42

On Sunday, September 18, at 8:00 p.m., Big Ben was to chime a new minute’s silence in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. But BFMTV reports that the iconic London bell has encountered a technical problem.

It is a confused quack in England.

On Sunday, September 18, the entire country observed a new minute’s silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II. In London, Big Ben was to chime at 8:00pm to mark the beginning and end of this sacred minute. But due to a technical glitch, the world’s most famous bell has also remained silent, BFMTV reported.

“We have urgently investigated and found a minor technical issue which has now been resolved. We will test the bell again this evening”A spokesman for Parliament explained to the British newspaper Metro. “We are sure there will be no problem with the sounding tomorrow during the state funeral procession.”, he continued. The stakes are high as all eyes around the world will be on London this Monday, September 19, during the sovereign’s funeral.

Big Ben will chime 96 times this Monday

As the royal coffin leaves Westminster Abbey on Monday, Big Ben will chime 96 times, with a one-minute interval between each stroke, BFMTV notes. Perched at the top of 334 steps, the 13.7-tonne bell is a strong symbol for Londoners, who can hear its peal again after five years of renovation work.

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