Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on September 19 | Daily News

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on September 19

Buckingham Palace said the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place at (10.00 GMT) on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London.

Ahead of the funeral, the Queen will “Lie-in-State” in Westminster Hall for four days, to allow the public to pay their respects.

In a detailed statement, the palace said the Queen’s coffin currently rests in the ballroom at Balmoral Castle.

Royal officials called it “a scene of quiet dignity”. The queen’s coffin was taken on a 180-mile (290-km) trip by road from the remote estate to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Sunday.

In the Scottish capital, the coffin will be taken from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’s Cathedral to lie at rest until Tuesday.

It will then be taken by air to Buckingham Palace in London, before lying-in-state at Westminster Hall from Wednesday.

Her Majesty will then be brought to Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace in a slow procession, accompanied by a military parade and members of the Royal Family. The coffin will then be draped in the Royal Standard and once in Westminster Hall, it will be topped with the Imperial State Crown, orb and sceptre.

Following the service, the Queen’s coffin will be drawn in a walking procession from the Abbey to Wellington Arch, at London’s Hyde Park Corner before heading to Windsor by hearse.

On the same day as the funeral service, the coffin will then make its final journey to St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for a televised committal service. Later on in the day, there will likely be a private interment service held, which senior members of The Royal Family will attend.

The Queen’s coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault before being interred in the King George VI memorial chapel, located inside St George’s Chapel, alongside her mother, father and sister.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin will be moved from the Royal Vault to the chapel to join the Queen’s.

The Government confirmed the day of the funeral would work in the same way as other bank holidays, and that there would be no statutory entitlement to time off, with employers able to include it as part of a worker’s leave entitlement.- BBC


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