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How Lisa Wilkinson seems to be getting taller each day in London for the Queen’s funeral week 

TV star Lisa Wilkinson seems to be rising taller by the day, or The Project’s UK royal correspondent Lucy McDonald is shrinking, as the pair proceed their nightly protection of the Queen’s funeral week.

Wilkinson – who’s pro-Republican but additionally loves the British royal household – flew to London final week following the demise of of the Queen at Balmoral Castle aged 96  on Thursday night, UK time.

The 61-year-old host, who in 2018 jetted to Britain to cover the royal wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was dressed appropriately in black as she fronted the digicam for Sunday night’s version of The Project.

Wilkinson made headlines on the first night time of her protection along with her claims to McDonald that Queen Consort Camilla regarded ‘nervous’ at the proclamation ceremony of her husband King Charles III.

Camilla stood beside Prince William along with her palms tensely crossed for a lot of final Saturday night time’s ceremony at St James’s Palace, with each signing the proclamation as witnesses following the monarch’s demise. 

‘Camilla regarded just a little bit nervous throughout that proclamation ceremony yesterday. Did you discover that or was that simply me?’ Wilkinson requested Lucy McDonald as the pair broadcast stay from outdoors Buckingham Palace.

Sunday: Lisa Wilkinson and The Project’s UK correspondent Lucy McDonald (proper) focus on King Charles’ weekend proclamation and the Queen Consort’s obvious nervousness 

Monday: Again outside Buckingham Palace, Lucy McDonald and Lisa Wilkinson are covering the Queen's funeral week, although the height difference between the pair seems to be diminishing

Monday: Again outdoors Buckingham Palace, Lucy McDonald and Lisa Wilkinson are overlaying the Queen’s funeral week, though the peak distinction between the pair seems to be diminishing

‘She type of regarded like she needed to go house and have a cup of tea… or a glass of sherry,’ Ms McDonald joked.

‘Well that may be completely comprehensible,’ The Project host agreed.

By Monday night time, The Project’s royal protection had turned to the tide of individuals leaving notes and flowers in Green Park, adjoining to Buckingham Palace .

Wilkinson interviewed youngsters, an Australian, an American and a British officer about their emotions for the late Queen earlier than discussing the London crowds with McDonald.

Again the two have been by Buckingham Palace, however McDonald’s peak benefit over Wilkinson appeared to have diminished barely in 24 hours.

By Tuesday night time, the peak distinction between McDonald and Wilkinson was virtually non-existent as the two stood throughout the Thames River from Westminster Hall.

It is at this location the place Queen Elizabeth’s  coffin will be taken on Wednesday to lie in state for 4 days earlier than Her Majesty’s funeral subsequent Monday.

They mentioned the scenes in Scotland of the Queen’s youngsters, King Charles, Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward  accompanied their mom’s hearse alongside Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Lisa Wilkinson noted what she thought was Queen Consort Camilla's nervousness during the proclamation of her husband as King Charles III in a ceremony at St James's Palace (above) last weekend

Lisa Wilkinson famous what she thought was Queen Consort Camilla’s nervousness throughout the proclamation of her husband as King Charles III in a ceremony at St James’s Palace (above) final weekend

Tuesday: By Lisa Wilkinson's third night of coverage for The Project (above) the petite TV star appeared almost at eye level with Lucy McDonald, despite the UK correspondent's height advantage

Tuesday: By Lisa Wilkinson’s third night time of protection for The Project (above) the petite TV star appeared virtually at eye stage with Lucy McDonald, regardless of the UK correspondent’s peak benefit

Wilkinson has discussed the growing support in London for King Charles (pictured above with the Queen together at her platinum jubilee in June)

Wilkinson has mentioned the rising assist in London for King Charles (pictured above with the Queen collectively at her platinum jubilee in June) 

The Project co-host Kate Langbroek requested McDonald about the younger man arrested for jeering at Prince Andrew, which she stated was ‘one voice of dissent in a really quiet crowd’.

As McDonald and Wilkinson mentioned King Charles’ upcoming journey to Northern Ireland, his gruelling schedule and the undoubted groundswell of assist for him, the diminutive host appeared virtually a head taller than she was two days beforehand.

Wilkinson is believed to be about  161cm tall, and is towered over in household photos alongside her husband, author, former rugby participant and Australian Republican Movement chair, Peter Fitzsimons who’s round 200cm tall.

 It shouldn’t be uncommon for TV stars to use a field or platform on which to stand to report such occasions, as was the case at Princess Diana’s 1997 funeral.

 With the sea of flowers and folks outdoors Kensington Palace to pay respects to Diana, Australian tv commentators like Ray Martin stood on platforms above the scene.

While Wilkinson has been reported in the previous as backing her husband’s marketing campaign to make Australia a republic with its personal head of state, she has additionally expressed her love for the royal household.

Wilkinson interviewing children in Green Park adjacent to Buckingham Palace, where a sea of well-wishers have been leaving cards and flowers for the late Queen Elizabeth II

Wilkinson interviewing youngsters in Green Park adjoining to Buckingham Palace, the place a sea of well-wishers have been leaving playing cards and flowers for the late Queen Elizabeth II

Petite TV host Lisa Wilkinson is towered over by her rugby player Republican husband Peter Fitzsimons, who is believed to be around 200cm talk compared with Lisa's 161cm

Petite TV host Lisa Wilkinson is towered over by her rugby participant Republican husband Peter Fitzsimons, who’s believed to be round 200cm speak in contrast with Lisa’s 161cm

It took simply 24 minutes for the Australian Republic Movement to launch an announcement after the Queen’s demise was introduced to social media by Buckingham Palace.

At 4.28am on Friday, it tweeted that it ‘backed the proper of Australians to change into a completely impartial nation’ at the earlier republic referendum in 1999.

In its assertion launched 19 minutes earlier than Prime Minister Anthony Albanese issued his personal, Mr FitzSimons as chairman stated: ‘Queen Elizabeth revered the self-determination of the Australian individuals.

‘During her reign the Australia Act 1986 was handed eliminating a lot of the remaining alternatives for UK interference in Australian authorities. Appeals from Australian courts to British courts have been abolished.’

Mr FitzSimons stated he was ‘deeply saddened’ by Queen Elizabeth’s passing and expressed his ‘deep gratitude’ for her service to the Commonwealth.

He described the Queen as an ‘extraordinary lady’, including: ‘On her coronation she pledged her life to the service of the Commonwealth, and he or she completely fulfilled that dedication.’ 

Growing by the day: Lisa Wilkinson with Lucy McDonald on their third day broadcasting for The Project from London during the Queen's funeral week following the monarch's death aged 96

Growing by the day: Lisa Wilkinson with Lucy McDonald on their third day broadcasting for The Project from London throughout the Queen’s funeral week following the monarch’s demise aged 96

Wilkinson and McDonald have mentioned a number of occasions stay on The Project the rising assist for Charles, with the British correspondent saying she was impressed by how he had introduced himself to the public in current days.

‘He does appear to be a extra loving and emotionally attuned pair of palms than many people thought,’ she stated. 

‘There is numerous political and financial upheaval right here in Britain and we’re wanting for some stability and we hope he can present that.’

‘I used to be truly fairly nervous for him, it is so much. He’s the longest inheritor in ready he is had numerous time to take into consideration what he would do when he turned King and I believed it went brilliantly.’ 

She stated his first public tackle as King ‘was about love, loyalty and respect’ and the tone of unity towards a backdrop stress was pitch good.

Wilkinson and McDonald additionally mentioned the shock look of Harry and Meghan alongside William and Kate as they took a 40 minute tour of the floral tributes outdoors Windsor Castle.

The Queen would be happy to see William and Harry, and their respective wives, Catherine and Meghan, reunited for the first time since 2020. The Fab Four, back in all their glory

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the lengthy Walk at Windsor Castle to greet well-wishers

Charles, Camilla and the Queen as they depart Westminster Abbey after attending the annual Commonwealth Service in London on March 9, 2020 (pictured)

Charles, Camilla and the Queen as they depart Westminster Abbey after attending the annual Commonwealth Service in London on March 9, 2020 (pictured) 

William and Harry seem to have fallen out in current years, whereas Harry has relocated to Los Angeles with Meghan.

‘I assume that was an edict from the King truly. He needs to give the message that he needs his household shut. He would not need the story to be round division,’ Ms McDonald stated.

‘So I feel it was an excellent transfer. This may be a brand new future for the brothers reunited and we might all love to see that.  And Charles not so far-off from his son.’

Ms McDonald added that the wider scene in Britain felt ‘very surreal’ seeing the crowds on the road and the outpouring of emotion for the beloved Queen Elizabeth.

This was the touching moment that a young girl handed Prince William a Paddington Bear toy. The bear has become widely associated with the Queen after their hilarious sketch together for the Platinum Jubilee just a few months ago

This was the touching second {that a} younger woman handed Prince William a Paddington Bear toy. The bear has change into broadly related to the Queen after their hilarious sketch collectively for the Platinum Jubilee just some months in the past

‘You can simply see from the variety of floral tributes and letters individuals have left, not outdoors the palace anymore trigger there’s not space, however in Green Park. Just the enormous depth of affection individuals had for the Queen.’

Wilkinson stated a lot of handwritten notes have been so personal it was ‘as if everybody knew this lady’.

Ms McDonald replied that Queen Elizabeth had been monarch of Britain for so long as most individuals may keep in mind.

‘I’ve had her all my life. She dominated for seven many years I feel everybody had a really personal relationship to her.’

The Queen’s funeral will happen on Monday September 19 at Westminster Abbey at 11am.

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