On Monday, September 19, Queen Elizabeth can be laid to rest after her passing on September 8 and days of individuals standing in line to pay respects to her coffin. Not everyone can get within the infamous Queue, but many individuals who follow the lives of the royal family will want to bid their adieus from wherever they’re. Here’s is all the pieces you might want to know in regards to the Queen’s funeral.
Where will Queen Elizabeth’s funeral be held?
Queen Elizabeth’s funeral can be held at Westminster Abbey, the traditional church that’s the normal location for elite weddings and funerals. Her casket has been lying in state at nearby Westminster Hall since last Wednesday, and can be carried to the Abbey by the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy.
What’s going to occur at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral service?
Before the procession begins, the Queen’s Royal Standard-draped coffin can be topped with the Orb and the Scepter, symbols of her reign. The procession itself can be led by the newly crowned King Charles III, followed by the remaining of Elizabeth’s children, uniformed troops, after which palace staff, including the queen’s pages. They’ll go through crowds gathered to pay their respects. The Abbey itself seats 2,000 individuals who will mostly be other high-ranking officials, relatives, and favored member of the palace. To shut the ceremony, the archbishop of Canterbury will give a blessing and the national anthem can be played.
Following the service, the coffin can be moved to the Royal Hearse after a second procession to the Wellington Arch and past Buckingham Palace.
Where will Queen Elizabeth be buried?
After the casket is placed within the hearse, it’s going to be taken to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. That is where her parents, King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother, are also laid to rest. Beside them are her sister Princess Margaret and her husband, Philip. It’ll be taken via the Long Walk and a second service called the committal service will happen. This portion of the event can be private.
What time is Queen Elizabeth’s funeral?
The doors to Westminster Hall close at 6:30 a.m. U.K. time on Monday to make way for preparations. Invited guests can be allowed to enter at 8 a.m. The procession to the Abbey takes roughly ten minutes, and there are two minutes of silence scheduled for 12 p.m. to mark the top of the service. The private a part of the ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Where can people watch Queen Elizabeth’s funeral?
Just about every network in the UK and lots of in america can be broadcasting the events live, but PBS is specifically airing the BBC’s coverage starting at 4 a.m. that day.
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