Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, might be laid to relaxation at Westminster Abbey on September 19. Her funeral will mark the primary state funeral in Britain since former UK prime minister Sir Winston Churchill’s in 1965. Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully final Thursday. She was 96.
The state funeral on Monday will embody many private additions made by Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace stated. Palace aides informed BBC that the Queen had been consulted on all of the preparations.
This is what we all know to this point about Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral:
1. Monday will start with a funeral procession throughout which the Queen’s coffin might be taken from the Westminster Corridor, the place she is lying-in-state to the close by Westminster Abbey.
2. Prince of Wales, William and his brother Duke of Sussex Harry will stroll side-by-side as soon as once more behind the Queen’s coffin through the procession.
3. The monarch’s coffin might be carried on the gun carriage that was used for the funerals of Edward VII, George V, George VI and Sir Winston Churchill.
4. The Final Submit might be performed in direction of the top of the service which might be adopted by a nationwide two-minute silence.
5. A lament performed by the Queen’s piper will mark the top of the service at Abbey.
6. Queen Elizabeth II might be buried within the King George VI Memorial Chapel, the place she is going to relaxation along with her husband Prince Philip, who died final yr.
7. The Archbishop of Canterbury will learn a blessing and the Queen’s piper will play a lament because the Queen’s coffin is lowered into the royal vault. The Crown jeweler will acquire the crown from the Queen’s coffin then.
8. The skies over London might be quiet through the two-minute silence, as Heathrow airport will cease all departures and arrivals for half-hour. Silence may also be noticed throughout ceremonies in Windsor.
9. The order of service displays Queen’s private decisions for the funeral, BBC reported.
10. US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron are set to attend the funeral.