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Queen’s funeral to happen at Westminster Abbey

The Queen’s state funeral is to happen at Westminster Abbey on 19 September on a day of mourning that King Charles III has declared a public vacation. 

The funeral will begin at 11am and coincide with the top of a 10-day interval of nationwide mourning following her loss of life at Balmoral in Scotland final Thursday aged 96. 

The Queen’s last 500-mile journey to Buckingham Palace begins at this time.

The primary leg is the 170-mile journey from Balmoral to her official residence in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh.

The funeral cortege will go by Aberdeen, Angus and Tayside on the best way to the Scottish capital, with giant numbers anticipated to line the route.

The coffin can be accompanied by the Earl of Dalhousie and the minister of Crathie Church, the place the Queen worshipped throughout her stays at Balmoral.

The Queen will lie in state at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh the place members of the Scottish public will have the ability to pay their respects for twenty-four hours, beginning on Monday at 5pm.

Her coffin will then be flown to London on Tuesday night the place it’s going to relaxation in a single day at Buckingham Palace underneath the watch of a rota of chaplains.

On Wednesday, the coffin can be taken by central London on a horse-drawn carriage to the Palace of Westminster.

The Queen will lie in state for 4 days inside Westminster Corridor, the place tens of hundreds are anticipated to file previous.

At noon on the day of the funeral, a two-minute silence can be noticed nationwide.

A commital service can be held later within the day at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Citadel, earlier than the Queen is buried within the King George VI memorial chapel alongside her beloved late husband, Prince Philip.

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