Britain’s longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth IIHe will be cremated at Westminster Abbey on 19 September. His funeral will be the first state funeral in Britain since that of former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in 1965. Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully last Thursday. She was 96 years old.
Buckingham Palace said Monday’s state funeral will include several personal additions performed by Queen Elizabeth II. The palace colleagues told BBC That the queen was consulted on all arrangements.
Here’s what we know so far about Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral:
1. Monday will begin with a funeral procession, during which the Queen’s coffin will be carried from Westminster Hall, where she lies, to nearby Westminster Abbey.
2. Prince of Wales, William And his brother, the Duke of Sussex, Harry will once again walk shoulder to shoulder behind the Queen’s coffin during the procession.
3. The emperor’s coffin will 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 post will be played at the end of the service followed by a national two-minute silence.
5. The lament played by the queen’s piper would mark the end of the service in the abbey.
6. Queen Elizabeth II will be buried At the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where she will rest with her husband, Prince Philip, who died last year.
7. The Archbishop of Canterbury will read a blessing and the Queen’s piper will lament as the Queen’s coffin is lowered into the royal vault. The crown jeweler would then collect the crown from the queen’s coffin.
8. sky over london The two-minute silence will remain calm, as Heathrow Airport will suspend all departures and arrivals for 30 minutes. There will be silence during the ceremony in Windsor
9. The order of service reflects the Queen’s personal preference for the funeral, the BBC reported.
10. US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron are set to attend Mayotte,