Queen’s State Funeral Scheduled for September 19, Details Revealed

The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on September 19, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

The Queen will lie down in the throne room at Westminster Hall four days before the ceremony, allowing the public to pay their respects.

After the monarch died on Thursday at the age of 96, the queen’s coffin rests in the ballroom of Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Now her death has set off a series of carefully planned events that will allow her subjects to bid farewell to the longest reigning crown of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth since she ascended the throne 70 years ago.

Procession of the Queen

Announcing plans after her death, the royal family confirmed the week of events that will continue the moment the queen’s body is buried.

On Sunday, the coffin with the body of the monarch will go on the road to the capital of Scotland, where he will rest in the Throne Room of Holyrood Palace until Monday, September 12.

In the afternoon, a procession, which will include King Charles III and other members of the royal family, will see the coffin transported to St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, where the body will rest. until Tuesday evening. The public will also be allowed to pay their respects at this time.

Later that day, the coffin will be taken to RAF Northolt Base in London on a trip accompanied by the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne.

Then the coffin will be taken to Buckingham Palace, where it will lie until noon. Wednesday, September 14.

The body will then be sent on top of the carriage of the Royal Horse Artillery of the King’s Troop, where the Queen will lie in Westminster Hall for four days, until the funeral. Monday, September 19. Members of the public will also be allowed to pay their respects and visit Westminster Hall during this time.

At the end of the false testimony period, a state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey, where the Queen’s coronation took place in 1953 and her wedding took place in 1947. It will also be the first state funeral. in Westminster Abbey since the 18th century.

At the end of the funeral, the coffin will again pass in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch in Hyde Park, and then to Windsor, which is not far from London.

Finally, there will be a memorial service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle where the Queen will be buried next to her late husband Prince Philip.

World leaders, including Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his partner Jodie Haydon, will attend. Four other Australians will also take part. They include Governor General David Hurley and his wife Linda, as well as Acting High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and former Ambassador to Germany Lynette Wood and her partner.

In Australia, the national flag will remain at half-staff until the day after the funeral.

National day of mourning and public holiday

A national day of mourning will also be observed following Mr Albanese’s return from London, but no official public holiday has been declared. The Palace advised that each Commonwealth government should determine its own periods of mourning and whether they would declare a public holiday to commemorate the Queen’s death.

However, Canberra will host a national memorial service that has yet to be confirmed.

The states and territories will also be offered defense force personnel at any events commemorating the Queen’s passing.

While Australians will not observe an official period of mourning, politicians have been given a 15-day break from parliamentary duties, which goes beyond the 10 days given to their British counterparts.

Speaking to ABC Radio, Mr Albanese said it was “out of respect” for the Queen.

“This is a moment in our history. Of course, in my entire life I have known only one monarch, which is quite unusual, ”he added.

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