Queen Elizabeth II funeral live updates: Coffin at Windsor Castle for committal service

Written by on September 19, 2022

The U.Okay. and far of the world are mourning Queen Elizabeth II, who was celebrated at a funeral at Westminster Abbey Monday and can later be laid to rest beneath St George’s Chapel together with her husband of 73 years, her sister Margaret and her mother and father.

The queen’s casket entered Westminster Abbey round 11 a.m. native time Monday, exiting round midday after the funeral proceedings. Following the state funeral, the royal household escorted the queen’s casket to Wellington Arch, with cheers from onlookers accompanying the procession. After the passage by way of central London, the coffin was positioned in a hearse and headed for Windsor Fort for a committal service.

The state funeral, anticipated to be the largest gathering of world leaders in years, drew  hundreds of thousands of individuals to the streets of London and certain billions extra to their TVs and pc screens. The funeral and occasions surrounding it have been designed to help unite the royal family and divided topics whereas serving to make sure the monarchy survives one other century.

Royal family members arrive at Wellington Arch to watch the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II being taken onto the State Hearse to Windsor Castle.

London’s mayor’s workplace stated as much as two million individuals may line the streets as members of the royal household and tons of of overseas dignitaries and heads of state descend on Westminster Abbey. Greater than 10,000 law enforcement officials have been on patrol in London with reinforcements provided from all of Britain’s 43 police forces, authorities stated.

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When will King Charles’ coronation happen? 

It is taken greater than 70 years – the longest wait to reign in British historical past – however Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor is now King Charles III of the UK of Nice Britain and Northern Eire.  At age 73, he’s the oldest monarch to ever take the British throne.

Not since 1952 when Charles’ grandfather, King George VI, died and his mom, Queen Elizabeth II, took the throne on the age of 25, has a sovereign died and a brand new sovereign succeeded.

Charles will probably be topped most likely inside the 12 months; the traditional ritual of the coronation requires advance planning, though plenty of that has already been completed. However there hasn’t been a coronation since June 1953 when Elizabeth was topped. 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wave to supporters from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following her coronation at Westminster Abbey, on June. 2, 1953.

Most individuals within the U.Okay. have by no means lived by way of such a momentous occasion. However there’s little puzzlement within the royal palaces, in Parliament or the British authorities, and nearly actually none in Charles’ thoughts. 

What occurs subsequent has been fastidiously deliberate out for many years, based mostly on combining historical funeral and coronation traditions with sensible measures to deal with such trendy realities as prompt communication, site visitors management, social media and the vestiges of a pandemic. 

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British Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives at St George’s chapel

British Prime Minister Liz Truss and husband Hugh O'Leary traveled to Windsor Castle for the queen's committal service.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss and husband Hugh O’Leary attended the queen’s state funeral. They have been additionally amongst early arrivals to St George’s chapel for the committal service.

On the state funeral, Truss read a prayer from Bible’s John 14: 1-9.

“Let not your coronary heart fret: ye imagine in God, imagine additionally in me. In my Father’s home are many mansions: if it weren’t so, I might have instructed you.”

“I am going to arrange a spot for you. And if I am going and put together a spot for you, I’ll come once more, and obtain you unto myself; that the place I’m, there ye could also be additionally. And whither I am going ye know, and the best way ye know.”

“Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we all know not whither thou goest; and the way can we know how? Jesus saith unto him, I’m the best way, the reality, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, however by me. If ye had recognized me, ye ought to have recognized my Father additionally: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”

“Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so very long time with you, and but hast thou not recognized me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.”

What’s the committal service at Windsor Fort?

A committal service will take place on Sept. 19, 2022 at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle before Queen Elizabeth II is lowered into the royal vault.

The queen is headed to her remaining resting place in Windsor Fort the place a committal service will happen earlier than she is lowered into the Royal Vault. 

The committal service is performed by the dean of Windsor, David Connor. Occasions embody prayer and a choir efficiency at St George’s chapel. Almost 800 individuals have been anticipated to attend, together with royal members of the family, and the hymn, “All My Hope on God is Based,” was carried out. 

Whereas the procession occurred, the Imperial State Crown sat atop the queen’s coffin alongside together with her scepter and orb.

Through the committal service, the crown, scepter and orb have been faraway from the highest of the coffin. The gadgets have been positioned on an alter at St. George’s Chapel, and marked the ultimate separation of the late queen from her crown.

The “Wand of Workplace” was damaged by the Lord Chamberlain, Lord Andrew Parker. The breaking of the wand is a convention in a sovereign’s funeral, in accordance with The Unbiased, and hasn’t been seen since King George VI died in 1952.

The brand new king stood by through the moments of farewell, and appeared teary-eyed.

The queen’s coffin was lowered into the vault, a solemn scene proven in TV protection. Later, the queen will relaxation together with her husband Prince Philip, throughout a non-public service for the household.

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Princess Kate, daughter Princess Charlotte honor the queen with poignant equipment

Princess Kate and Princess Charlotte paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with poignant accessories during the state funeral Monday.

Mom and daughter duo Princess Kate and Princess Charlotte, who attended the state funeral, each wore easy black clothes topped with black overcoats, paired with black tights and black footwear. However their jewellery selections paid tribute to a beloved matriarch.

Princess Charlotte wore a dainty brooch on her coat within the form of a horseshoe, a tribute to the queen, her great-grandmother, who had a lifelong ardour for horses. The queen typically attended races and was additionally a profitable proprietor and breeder.

Princess Kate, the spouse of Prince William, wore two items of jewellery that when belonged to her grandmother-in-law. She wore Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings and a four-strand pearl choker necklace, each from the queen’s assortment, People reported.

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Royals escort the queen’s casket to Wellington Arch, Windsor Fort

Following the funeral, the coffin – accompanied by items of the armed forces in gown uniforms and members of her household – was introduced by way of the capital’s streets.

At Wellington Arch close to Hyde Park, it was positioned in a hearse and pushed to Windsor Fort – the place Elizabeth spent a lot of her time – for an additional procession earlier than a committal service in St George’s Chapel. She will probably be laid to relaxation together with her late husband, Prince Philip, at a non-public household service.

The royal family walk alongside the coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II as it departs Westminster Abbey.

What’s the hearse the queen is in?

The queen’s coffin will probably be moved from the gun carriage to the royal hearse at Wellington Arch as it’s taken to Windsor. The hearse will drive the 25 miles west of London to Windsor Fort and St George’s Chapel. The latter is a mini-cathedral that seats 800 and is commonly used for royal weddings. It is the place Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have been married in 2018.

At Windsor, the state hearse will journey in procession to St George’s Chapel through the Lengthy Stroll. As soon as inside, there will probably be a committal service starting at Four p.m. native time, 11 a.m. ET.

The glass-walled hearse permits the queen’s coffin to be seen – and it’s lit up when it’s darkish out.

Funeral program: What occurred at queen’s funeral

The funeral concluded simply after midday, native time. The pall bearers escorted the queen’s coffin onto the gun carriage.

The queen will probably be buried in a particular chapel beneath the ground of St George’s together with her mother and father, sister Princess Margaret, and husband, Philip. This ceremony will probably be personal.

Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Westminster Abbey for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Monday Sept. 19, 2022.

This system additionally included:

  • Patricia Scotland Commonwealth Secretary-Normal learn a lesson from Corinthians 15 as a tribute to the queen’s lifetime of dedication to service and the nation.
  • A sermon by the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Choirs sang the Anthem, taken from “Songs of Farewell” by Hubert Parry, a favourite of King Charles’.
  • A brief anthem, composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams for the queen’s coronation in 1953, presenting a reflective second within the service.
  • The third hymn, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” is a Welsh tune, and was sung on the wedding ceremony of The Prince and Princess of Wales at Westminster Abbey in 2011. The association is by James O’Donnell, a former organist on the Abbey.
  • The Archbishop gave the commendation over the queen’s coffin. The commendation will embody the acquainted line, “Go Forth, O Christian Soul, From This World,” which is commonly heard throughout funerals.
  • The choirs sang a brand new anthem, composed for the service by Sir James McMillan. The phrases are taken from Romans 8, which leads with the hopeful, assured line, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?”
  • The dean pronounced the blessing from the altar, and the congregation will stay standing for the final submit, which will probably be sounded by the state trumpeters of the family cavalry.
  • This was adopted by two minutes’ silence, to be noticed throughout the UK.
  • The trumpeters then sounded the reveille, earlier than the nationwide anthem was sung.
  • The sovereign’s piper performed the standard lament, ‘Sleep, dearie, sleep.’
  • On the conclusion of the lament, at midday native time (7 a.m. ET), the pall bearers entered and moved the queen’s coffin to the state gun carriage.

Charles writes be aware to the queen tucked in funeral wreath atop coffin

King Charles III wrote a note that was tucked in the wreath atop Queen Elizabeth II's coffin.

The funeral wreath on the queen’s coffin was something however funereal – it was an enormous assembling of shade and symbolism topped with a be aware from Charles. “In loving and devoted reminiscence. Charles R,” it learn.

“Charles R” is the monarch’s official signature, with R being Latin for “Rex” or king. (Elizabeth’s signature was Elizabeth R for “Regina,” Latin for queen.)

The sight of that be aware instantly evoked reminiscences of the be aware that sat on Princess Diana’s coffin throughout her funeral procession to Westminster Abbey in 1997. It was from her sons and signed “Mummy.”

In keeping with Buckingham Palace’s notes on the funeral, the queen’s wreath included, on the king’s request, flowers and foliage reduce from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence Home and the king’s personal dwelling Highgrove Home.

The foliage was chosen for its symbolism: Rosemary for remembrance. Myrtle for the traditional image of a contented marriage, and reduce from a plant grown from a spring of myrtle within the queen’s 1947 wedding ceremony bouquet. English oak symbolizes the energy of affection.

Additionally included are scented pelargoniums, backyard roses, autumnal hydrangea, sedum, dahlias, and scabious, in shades of gold, pink and deep burgundy, with touches of white to replicate the Royal Commonplace on which it sits.

And on the request of the king, a longtime environmentalist, the wreath is made in a sustainable approach, fashioned in a nest of English moss and oak branches and with out the usage of floral foam.

Who attended the queen’s funeral?

The visitor listing for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II amounted to tons of of individuals, a mixture of members of the British royal household, overseas royals (a lot of them kin of the queen), home and overseas authorities leaders, together with President Joe Biden and first woman Jill Biden, British non secular and navy leaders, members of the royal households, and scores of extraordinary individuals, from the Nationwide Well being Service, for example, who have been invited to mark their service to the nation.

The highest British royals:

  • King Charles III
  • Camilla, Queen Consort
  • Princess Anne Princess Royal, Vice Adm. Sir Tim Laurence
  • Prince Andrew Duke of York
  • Prince Edward Earl of Wessex, Sophie Countess of Wessex
  • Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales
  • Prince George of Wales
  • Prince Charlotte of Wales
  • Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
  • Earl of Snowdon
  • Peter Phillips

Additionally there are some two dozen different members of the queen’s household, together with descendants of her mom’s Scottish household. All eight of her grandchildren are there and a few of the older 12 great-grandchildren, together with the brand new second and third in line within the succession, Prince George of Wales, 9, and Princess Charlotte of Wales, 7.

Most of the overseas royals who attended are also associated to the British royal household by way of descent from Queen Victoria, generally referred to as the “grandmother” of Europe within the 19th century. The monarchs of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain are there. Additionally, Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, making their first abroad journey since assuming the throne of Japan in 2019.

The Bidens high the overseas leaders listing, which additionally contains France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Eire’s President Michael Higgins. Additionally there: Ursula von der Leyen, representing the European Union that Britain give up amid many recriminations in 2016. Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are also there, representing three of the most important Commonwealth nations over which the queen additionally reigned.

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Is Prince Harry on the funeral? Harry wore navy medals, however not his uniform

Prince Harry and his spouse, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have been visiting the U.Okay. from their dwelling in California to advertise a number of causes they’re concerned with when the queen died. 

At Monday’s funeral, Harry wore his military medals however not his uniform. He wore the uniform throughout a vigil on Saturday with Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren. 

King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort in front of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, London, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.

Royal consultants have defined that solely working members of the royal household will put on the navy uniform for the 5 occasions throughout the late monarch’s interval of mourning and state funeral.

Harry walked in to Westminster Abbey alongside his brother, Prince William. However through the service, Harry and Meghan sat within the second row behind his father, whereas William, Princess Kate and their kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte sat throughout the aisle within the first row. 

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Prince Harry take part in the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19, 2022, in London.

Is Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson on the funeral?

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, attended the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Sarah Ferguson, affectionately referred to as Fergie, attended the state funeral for the queen Monday. The Duchess of York, 62, has remained shut with the royals regardless of her divorce from Prince Andrew in 1996. The previous pair share daughters Princess Beatrice, 34, and Princess Eugenie, 32, who have been additionally in attendance.

Members of the Royal family (left to right, from front) Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank , Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, arrive at Westminster Abbey in London on Sept. 19, 2022, for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Following the queen’s dying, Ferguson wrote in a tribute on Twitter that “she was was the most incredible mother-in-law and friend.”

“I’ll all the time be grateful to her for the generosity she confirmed me in remaining near me even after my divorce,” the Duchess of York added. “I’ll miss her greater than phrases can categorical.”

State funeral at Westminster Abbey begins

The queen’s casket entered Westminster Abbey round 11 a.m. native time Monday. The choir of St. George’s Chapel sang The Sentences because the queen’s coffin procession, together with King Charles, Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George, Prince Charlotte, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, adopted the coffin into the abbey. 

David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, opened the service earlier than attendees joined collectively to sing The Hymn, “The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended.” 

Through the funeral, audio system included Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; Rev. Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor; Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth secretary-general; Shermara Fletcher, principal officer for Pentecostal and Charismatic Relations, Church buildings Collectively in England; and Rt. Rev. Dame Sarah Mullally. Because the funeral concluded, the choir sang “God Save the King.”

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19, 2022 in London.

Funeral music: Hymns sung at queen’s funeral

The music through the funeral will probably be sung by the choir of the Westminster Abbey and included The Sentences, written by William Croft, whose Sentences have been used for the reason that mid 1500s, and at each State Funeral for the reason that early 18th century.

The choir of St George’s Chapel sang The Sentences through the procession because the casket entered. The choir of Westminster Abbey started the funeral service in music, later becoming a member of with the choir of the Chapel Royal for a rendition of “Like because the Coronary heart.” The funeral’s attendees sang “The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended.”

The choir additionally sang “The Lord’s My Shepherd,” which additionally was heard on the Marriage ceremony of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in 1947. The choir sang “God Save the King,” that includes totally different lyrics from what many have recognized for many years as “God Save the Queen,” because the funeral concluded.

A guest holds the order of service during the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London on Sept. 19, 2022.

Particulars about Queen Elizabeth’s coffin

The oak coffin was made greater than 30 years in the past, funeral administrators beforehand confirmed to USA TODAY. Leverton & Sons, which has served as funeral administrators to the royal family stated it inherited the coffin made for the queen by one other agency, Kenyons.  

Andrew Leverton, a funeral director at Leverton & Sons, beforehand instructed British outlet the Instances “It’s constituted of English oak, which may be very tough to pay money for.

“Oak coffins are actually constituted of American oak. I don’t suppose we may use English oak for a coffin now. It might be too costly,” he instructed the outlet.  

The coffin can be lined with lead, Leverton & Sons stated. The lead lining makes the coffin so heavy that eight navy bearers carried it Monday.

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A Bearer Party of The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, into Westminster Abbey in London on Sept. 19, 2022, ahead of the state funeral.

Imperial State Crown: Particulars about crown atop casket

The majestic Imperial State Crown sits atop the queen’s flag-draped coffin because the queen was moved to Westminster Abbey, alongside together with her scepter and orb.

The crown, the identical one the younger Queen Elizabeth II wore for her coronation in 1953, is adorned with stones together with the 317-carat Cullinan II diamond, one in all a number of stones reduce from the greater than 3,000-carat Cullinan Diamond, mined in South Africa in 1905, when the nation was a British colony. The principle stone – the 530.2-carat Cullinan I diamond, additionally known as the Star of Africa – rests on the high of the monarch’s scepter.  

Because the royal jewels are within the information, so are repeated calls to return the diamonds to their nation of origin. The queen’s dying at 96 on Sept. Eight has additionally renewed the conversation of the royal family’s ties to colonialism and the queen’s lack of apology or atonement.

Requires reparation from former colonial powers should not new, however they’ve resurged in recent times. Barbados in November 2021 eliminated the queen as its head of state, changing into the area’s latest republic. Six different Caribbean nations have signaled their intent to observe swimsuit.

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What’s the gun carriage used to hold the queen?

When the coffin emerged from Westminster Corridor, the pallbearers positioned it on the inexperienced gun carriage that was used for the funerals of the queen’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather, all kings. 

King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward flanked the procession, adopted by a number of different members of the royal household together with Prince William and Prince Harry. 

Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince William and Prince Harry watch as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is placed on a gun carriage during her funeral service in Westminster Abbey in central London Monday Sept. 19, 2022.

King Charles, extra royals arrive at funeral

King Charles was met with applause by crowds as his motorcade arrived at Westminster Corridor for the queen’s coffin procession to Westminster Abbey. Prince William and Prince Harry joined him. 

King Charles III follows the coffin of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, to Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.

One automobile contained Queen Consort Camilla and Catherine, Princess of Wales, together with her kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. One other featured Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Extra members of the royal household, together with Prince William, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrived shortly after. 

Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales and Camilla, Queen consort are seen on The Mall ahead of The State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 19, 2022 in London, England.

The funeral’s order of service confirmed that George and Charlotte will stroll collectively behind their mother and father. They are going to be adopted by Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and different royal members of the family.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrives at Westminster Abbey for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 19, 2022 in London.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, is seen in a car on The Mall ahead of funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 19, 2022, in London.

The royal kids’s 4-year-old brother, Prince Louis, just isn’t anticipated to be current on the funeral, which will probably be attended by some 2,000 individuals. 

President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Liz Truss, extra world leaders arrive

U.S. President Joe Biden, accompanied by first lady Jill Biden, is among the many high world leaders who arrived at Westminster Abbey forward of the funeral.

President Joe. Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London, England, on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Biden arrived at Westminster Abbey for the queen’s funeral in his armored limousine, The Beast. He was among the many few worldwide diplomats who, for safety causes, didn’t journey on a fleet of chartered luxurious buses offered for different world leaders. Biden stepped out of the The Beast a couple of minutes after 10 a.m. native time. He didn’t say something or deal with the press.

Many different leaders arrived Monday morning through bus; the Bidens arrived individually. British Prime Minister Liz Truss and husband Hugh O’Leary, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and spouse Sophie Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and spouse Brigitte Macron, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and spouse Michelle Bolsonaro and Israeli President Isaac Herzog and spouse Michal Herzog have been additionally noticed arriving.

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and his wife Brigitte Macron arrive at Westminster Abbey in London on Sept. 19, 2022, for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

The president signed the official condolence e-book and attended a reception Sunday at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III.

Biden is amongst many world leaders who traveled to the UK to honor Queen Elizabeth’s lengthy reign. Throughout his go to, Biden instructed media the queen “was the identical in individual as her picture: respectable, honorable and all about service.”

“Our hearts exit to the royal household, King Charles and the entire household. It’s a loss that leaves an enormous gap and generally you suppose you’ll by no means overcome it,” the president stated, including that he instructed Charles the queen will probably be with him “each step of the best way, each second.”

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As first lady Jill Biden looks on President Joe Biden speaks after signing a book of condolence at Lancaster House in London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Sept. 18, 2022.

Tom Parker Bowles, extra royals’ members of the family arrive

Lower than an hour and a half earlier than the funeral is about to start, notable arrivals linked to the royal household started to trickle in. Queen Consort Camilla’s household was additionally photographed arriving at Westminster Abbey, together with Laura Lopes, Camilla’s 44-year-old daughter, and Tom Parker Bowles, her 47-year-old son. Princess Kate’s mother and father, Carole and Michael Middleton, have been additionally photographed upon arrival. 

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Laura Lopes, Tom Parker Bowles and family arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of The State funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England.

The place will Queen Elizabeth II be buried?

The queen will probably be buried at St George Chapel at Windsor Castle, the place a lot of her ancestors are buried, together with her mother and father, King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mom.  

Following the funeral at Westminster Abbey, the coffin procession will start, joined by King Charles, different members of the royal household, previous and current members of the queen’s family, governors basic and prime ministers of the realms.

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King Charles thanks the general public for ‘messages of condolence’ forward of queen’s funeral

Forward of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, King Charles III issued a press release Sunday night thanking individuals in Britain and internationally for “the numerous messages of condolence.” 

“Over the past ten days, my spouse and I’ve been so deeply touched,” the king stated. “In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff we have been moved past measure by everybody who took the difficulty to return and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my pricey mom.”

“As all of us put together to say our final farewell, I needed merely to take this chance to say thanks to all these numerous individuals who have been such a help and luxury to my household and myself on this time of grief,” Charles concluded his assertion. 

Forward of the queen’s funeral Monday, a brand new {photograph} was launched Sunday. 

In keeping with the royal household on Fb, the picture was taken to mark the queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this 12 months. She was the primary British monarch to achieve this milestone. 

“Tomorrow, hundreds of thousands will come collectively to commemorate her exceptional life,” the submit learn. 

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How outdated is Westminster Abbey, website of Queen Elizabeth funeral?

Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation on June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey in London.

Westminster Abbey, where Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be held Monday, has a centuries-long affiliation with the royal household, internet hosting generations of coronations, royal weddings and funerals.

The church, which was consecrated in 1065 and “has been the setting for every coronation since 1066” and 16 royal weddings, a press release on the abbey’s web site says.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s reference to Westminster Abbey ran like a thread by way of her youth and her lengthy reign,” the positioning says. “As an 11-year-old lady, she watched as her father was topped right here. As a younger grownup, she married right here and was topped right here.”

Fourteen English monarchs have been buried there between 1066 and 1760, together with Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of King Henry VIII, who was interred within the abbey in 1603. The Unknown Warrior, whose physique was introduced from France in 1920, is buried within the abbey’s nave. Creator Charles Dickens is amongst these buried in Poets’ Nook of the abbey.

The funeral of Princess Diana was held on the abbey in 1997 and the Queen Mom’s funeral occurred there in 2002. Extra lately, Prince William and Duchess Kate, now the Prince and Princess of Wales, have been married there in 2011.

Visible information to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey

Queen’s funeral greater than ceremony, designed to indicate monarchy’s stability

Princess Kate, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long Walk at Windsor Castle, arriving to view flowers and tributes to Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 10, 2022.

The queen, who died Sept. Eight in Scotland at age 96 after 70 years on the throne, was extensively thought of the glue holding the U.Okay. collectively. She was additionally essentially the most canny of her Windsor ancestors about utilizing ceremony and splendor to bond the monarchy and the individuals who pay for it.

Not since 1965, for former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, has Britain mounted a state funeral, which is often reserved for monarchs, with exceptions for distinguished figures similar to Churchill, the queen’s first prime minister of her reign.

Royal funerals are deliberate many years prematurely by governments and the crown, and the plans are up to date often. The monarch performs an important function in deciding particulars. The selection of flowers within the wreath on her coffin, the music and prayer alternatives, even the bespoke design of the Royal Hearse (numerous glass and inside gentle so the casket could be seen even at night time), have been all selections made by the queen. 

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Mourners line the streets throughout queen’s funeral

At 6 a.m. native time, snipers have been on rooftops, sniffer canines have been on the streets, drains have been being searched and surveillance drones have been banned from all of central London. Round 20 miles of obstacles have been erected to regulate crowds because the queen’s coffin travels the brief distance from Westminster Corridor, the place it’s lying-in-state, to Westminster Abbey, after which onward to Windsor Fort after the funeral for burial.

A full 5 hours earlier than the funeral will get underway, London’s transportation community was already busy on a public vacation, with the subway system seeing members of the general public speeding to safe viewing spots in and round Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster. Many carried small fold-up chairs, and Londoners nearly totally wore black within the quiet of the town. Volunteers in purple vests each few yards offered assist with instructions and different wants.

Hyde Park, one in all London’s central parks, is a chosen screening spot for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral on Monday. The 11 a.m.-ceremony will probably be broadcast stay on giant screens for attendees to see free of charge on the park, and the Hyde Park website will present the procession by way of London following the funeral, the procession by way of Windsor and the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort.

Indicators and employees are current throughout the town to direct individuals to both the park or different “viewing areas” the place they might catch an actual glimpse of the state funeral route. The park and viewing areas embody devoted spots for anybody who has an accessibility want, together with British Signal Language interpreters and a devoted location for wheelchair customers.

Individuals watched the funeral and procession from nearly all over the place – lining the streets 10-deep to sitting on blankets in parks.

Lucy Hartnell, 26, from Hertfordshire, organized a picnic at Hyde Park of what she and buddies assumed have been “queen favorites” together with strawberries, cucumber finger sandwiches, Prosecco, cupcakes and chips. They took the tube into London and have been “shocked” how simple it was for them to get to Hyde Park to view the funeral.

They stated they attended to not miss a giant occasion and aren’t actually pro-royal or anti-royal, which has been a big debate amongst younger individuals.

“We’re not tremendous in opposition to the royals or for them, we simply needed to be a part of them second,” Hartnell stated.

They stated the transition to a king probably gained’t have an effect on them, however they stated the world the place they grew up may be very pro-monarchy. “Our grandparents care so much. We don’t care that a lot both approach. Individuals our age are like ‘we should always do away with the monarchy.’ However nobody cares sufficient to truly do something about it … we identical to having them,” she stated.

Contributing: Nicole Fallert, Kim Hjelmgaard, Jane Onyanga-Omara, Maria Puente, Laura Trujillo, Amy Haneline and Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY


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