Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II will be interred with her late husband, Prince Philip, on Monday after a one-hour ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London.
The state funeral for Britain’s longest-serving monarch will begin Monday at 11:00 local time and end with a nationwide two-minute silence, with an orderly service to reflect the Queen’s personal touch.
The doors of Westminster Abbey will open at 8:00 am local time on the day of the funeral, allowing around 2,000 guests from around 500 world leaders, including Indian President Draupadi Murmu, to take their seats. According to the plans for the day, all heads of state and representatives of foreign governments, including foreign royal families, would meet in a central location and travel to the abbey under “collective agreements”.
Buckingham Palace said, “Nearly 200 people who were recognized in honor of the Queen’s birthday earlier this year will also attend the congregation, including those who have made an outstanding contribution to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in their local communities “. acted voluntarily. “
From the Abbey, the queen’s coffin will be taken to Windsor Castle for a service at St George’s Chapel, where the coffin will be placed in a private funeral in the presence of King Charles III and other senior members of the royal family. Prince Philip died last April, Monday evening at the King George VI Memorial Chapel.
“The events of recent times remind us of the strength of our Constitution, a system of government that is in many ways the envy of the world,” said Earl Marshall, Duke of Norfolk, who plays the hereditary role in a responsible manner. For the delivery of state occasions such as state funerals.
“The respect, admiration and affection in which the Queen was held makes our task humiliating and difficult: an honor and a great responsibility. Our goal is our belief that the coming days of funerals and events in the state will resonate the public with the world and people of all faiths, to pay due tribute to an extraordinary regime that fulfills the wishes of His Majesty and his family, ‘he said.
The Queen’s coffin sits in the state of Westminster Hall, with thousands of members of the public lining up for hours to pay their respects. Buckingham Palace said the Queen’s four children – King Charles III, Princess Anne Royal, Duke of York Andrew and Earl of Wessex Edward – will hold a 15-minute vigil around the Queen’s coffin on Friday at 7:30 pm. local.
The state setting is expected to close to visitors at 6:30 am local time on Mondays, when preparations for the state funeral begin. The coffin will be carried in procession to the Royal Navy State Gun Carriage. King Charles and his sons, Princes William and Harry, will follow the coffin as it is transported to the Abbey for service, which will be led by the Dean of Westminster and British Prime Minister Liz Truss and Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia. Scotland. While reading.
At the end of the service, the coffin will be followed by the King, Queen Consort and members of the Royal Family.
With Big Ben queuing for the whole procession, members of the royal family will once again march in procession from the Abbey to Wellington Arch in central London. At Wellington Arch, the coffin will be taken to a state mortuary and taken to Windsor, Berkshire, approximately 40 miles away.
Once in Windsor, another procession will bring the coffin into St George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, in the presence of around 800 family members and staff from the Queen’s estate.
After a busy service at 4pm local time, the coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault as the Dean of Windsor reads a hymn. The Queen’s bagpiper will complain and the Archbishop of Canterbury will bless and the national anthem will mark the end of the public aspect of the funeral.
The final funeral will be completely private for the royal family, will take place at 7:30 pm local time and will be led by the Dean of Windsor. The soil scattered over the queen’s coffin may have been recovered from Frogmore’s royal tomb on the emperor’s estate in Windsor.
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