After the death of Elizabeth II, Thursday, September 8, her remains will cross the United Kingdom to London. This is where Her Majesty’s funeral will take place, in a few days.
- Elizabeth II died Thursday, September 8
- The Queen’s funeral will take place on Monday 19 September
- His coffin will be on public display for several days.
The world is about to bid farewell to Her Majesty. Two days after the death of Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday September 8, Buckingham Palace has officially announced the date of her funeral. The funeral of the monarch who will have reigned 70 years will take place on Monday, September 19 from 11 a.m. in England, noon in France, in Westminster Abbey. King Charles III has declared a public holiday in the UK for the occasion. On this day, the British capital prepares to welcome thousands of Britons but also all members of the Crown and leaders from around the world. If Vladimir Putin has already announced that he will not go there, Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron but also Emperor Naruhito will make the trip to honor the memory of Elizabeth II one last time.
Before the Queen’s funeral, the protocol is very strict. Thus, her coffin will leave the Balmoral estate, where she breathed her last, this Sunday, September 11 at 11 a.m. He will be transported slowly in a hearse which will pass through the cities of Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth before resting in the throne room of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh until Monday afternoon, September 12. King Charles III and members of the Royal Family will accompany the coffin in procession to St. Giles Cathedral, where a service will be held. Queen Elizabeth II will rest at the cathedral for 24 hours until Tuesday, September 13, allowing the public to gather in front of his coffin. His remains will then be repatriated to London, during a trip attended by Princess Anne, as announced by Buckingham Palace.
Elizabeth II: where will her funeral take place?
Queen Elizabeth II will then rest in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral begins on Monday, September 19, allowing the British to pay their respects. Like her mother’s in 2002, Her Majesty’s coffin will rest on a raised platform, called a catafalque, under the medieval wooden roof of the 11th-century hall, says the BBC. Westminster Abbey, where his funeral will take place, is a place steeped in history. It is indeed the historic church where the kings and queens of Great Britain are crowned, and where she became queen in 1953, but also the place where Prince Philip had married in 1947. After the service, his coffin will begin a procession from the Abbey to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner in London, before traveling to Windsor by hearse.
Elizabeth II will be buried in the royal vault of St. George’s Chapel, alongside her father and husband. For this day, members of the Crown are expected. Since the announcement of his death, unity reigns within the British royal family. As was the case with new King Charles III and new Queen Consort Camilla Parker Bowles, Princes William and Harry met the Brits outside Buckingham Palace. Accompanied by their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, they watched as the nation paid tribute to their beloved grandmother. United in mourning, the two brothers at war for many months have put their differences aside and are preparing, like millions of people, to say goodbye to Elizabeth II.