When will Queen Elizabeth II funeral ceremony will take place where she will be buried?
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September. The funeral concludes an extensive set-up process that will begin tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. local time. when the Queen’s coffin is carried by six Balmoral Rangers.
Among the many “stops” in this process are the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and Buckingham Palace. Princess Anne is expected to escort her mother’s coffin from Edinburgh to London on Tuesday evening.
After the funeral, the Queen will be buried at Windsor, alongside her late husband Prince Philip.
Most of the country will come to a standstill, with two minutes of silence across the country at noon for that the day is being declared as the “National Day of Mourning”. London floods that planners fear could mean London could be “full” for the first time, according to a memo leaked to Politico. Many will have already tried to pay their respects to the Queen, whose coffin will rest for three days in a raised box in the middle of Westminster Hall, will be open for the public 23 hours a day.
The funeral itself will be officiated by the oldest member of the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury, with at least 2,000 dignitaries expected from around the world. After the ceremony, the pallbearers will place the coffin in a green gun carriage for transport by members of the Royal Navy, a tradition that The Guardian says began in 1901 when Victoria’s funeral horses threatened to flee.
Her coffin will then be taken to Windsor Castle, where the royal household will be waiting for her. There will be a committal service in St. George’s Chapel at the castle, and the queen will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.
Queen Elizabeth II lies in state after solemn procession