Here’s a minute by minute breakdown of what happens today
World leaders and dignitaries will fly in from around the world, with an expected crowd of over two million, Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral is set to become perhaps the most well-attended event in British history.
Let’s see what happens at the state funeral – a detailed step-by-step plan.
According to The New York Times, the funeral will begin at 11am (London time). According to India time, it will be 4:30 pm.
The funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey, where Buckingham Palace officials said Chelsea Royal Hospital, a veterans’ residence in west London, hosted a gathering of heads of state and foreign royalty before leaving for Westminster Abbey. to host the
The New York Times reported that many world leaders were dissatisfied with public transportation after hearing rumors that some world leaders would receive preferential treatment and be allowed to drive their own cars. It quoted several local UK media reports claiming that
The Queen’s coffin is now in Westminster Hall and will be open to the public from 6am (London time) on September 19th. Preparations are now underway to move the Queen’s coffin to Westminster Abbey.
According to The New York Times, Westminster Abbey will open at 8am (London time) for those invited to the funeral. It is also reported that the coffin was carried in procession from Westminster Hall to the Abbey.
Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel are stationed en route. About 200 musicians lead the procession, including pipes and drums from Scottish and Irish regiments. King Charles III and other royals board the carriage.
The funeral will be officiated by the Dean of the University of Westminster and the reading will be given by Commonwealth Secretary Patricia Scotland and Prime Minister Liz Truss. The sermon will be delivered by Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Towards the end of the ceremony, a two-minute silence will be held across Britain. The service is expected to end at approximately 12:00pm (UK time).
After the service, the procession follows the coffin to London’s Wellington Arch and then to Windsor.
The New York Times also revealed that after the funeral, visiting heads of state and government representatives will attend a reception hosted by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
Now, after the Queen’s coffin arrives in Windsor, the hearse joins a new procession on its journey to St George’s Chapel. A devotional service is held there. All members of the Queen’s staff are present, including those who have worked on private property. The Dean of Windsor conducts services there.
Before the final hymn is sung, the imperial crown, orb and scepter are removed from the top of the coffin and placed on the altar by the crown jewelers, according to online media portals. Then, following a hymn, the coffin is lowered into the royal crypt, the burial chamber below the chapel.
The New York Times quoted a Buckingham Palace release saying “Queen will be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh”. The funeral will be private and will begin at 7:30 pm. Conducted by the Dean of the University of Windsor.
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