Queen Elizabeth II: State Funeral at Westminster Abbey


Queen Elizabeth II
State Funeral at Westminster Abbey

The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey.

The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey.

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The Queen's state funeral will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey. Before that, the queen is laid out for four days.

Buckingham Palace has announced the key dates for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). How among other things on Instagram reads, the "Arrangements for Her Majesty The Queen's Funeral" in London are as follows: "The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will be held at Westminster Abbey on 19 September." Said Monday the new King Charles III. (73) declared a public holiday as part of his proclamation as British monarch on Saturday.

Lying in state at Westminster Hall

Before the state funeral Mourners can say goodbye to the Queen who died at Balmoral Castle on the afternoon of September 8th at the age of 96. According to the announcement, she "will be laid out in Westminster Hall for four days to give the public an opportunity to pay their last respects".

But until then, the coffin still has to travel the long way from Balmoral London return.

First leg overland to Edinburgh

"The Queen's coffin currently rests in the Ballroom of Balmoral Castle", it said in a statement on Saturday. Her Majesty's coffin will be brought "overland to Edinburgh" this Sunday. There he will rest in the throne room of Holyroodhouse Palace until Monday afternoon (September 12th).

The Scottish people will have an opportunity to pay their last respects after she has been transferred to St Giles Cathedral for a service in the presence of King Chalres III. and other members of the royal family.

"A procession will form in the forecourt of Holyroodhouse Palace to carry the coffin to St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh bring to. The King and members of the Royal Family will attend the procession and a service at St Giles' Cathedral to receive the coffin," the palace confirmed. "Her Majesty's coffin will then be placed at St Giles' Cathedral ' Cathedral rest, guarded by guards of the Royal Rifle Company."

By plane to England

Princess Anne (73), the Queen's daughter, will accompany the coffin on Tuesday (September 13) with the Royal Air Force from Scotland to England. The Queen's coffin is then shipped overland to the Buckingham Palace brought to London where it rests in the Bow Room.

On Wednesday afternoon (14.9.) the coffin will be carried in a procession on a gun carriage of the Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to the Westminster Palace, where the Queen "will rest at Westminster Hall until the morning of the State Funeral," the announcement said.

The procession will pass through Queen's Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard. Following the arrival of the coffin at Westminster Hall, the Archbishop of Canterbury will conduct a brief service in the presence of the King and members of the Royal Family, which will also include The Very Reverend Dr. David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, will attend.

The day of the state funeral

On September 19, the burial ends and the coffin is taken in a procession from Westminster Palace to Westminster Abbey, where the state funeral takes place.

After the state funeral, the coffin is carried in a procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From Wellington Arch the coffin is taken to Windsor, where the hearse travels in procession down the Long Walk to St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. A funeral service will then take place in St. George's Chapel.

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