LONDON — The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II might be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace introduced on Saturday. The queen, who died on Thursday at Balmoral Citadel, her summer season retreat within the Scottish Highlands, now lies within the citadel’s ballroom, her oak coffin draped within the royal customary of Scotland, officers mentioned in a briefing in regards to the funeral preparations.
On Sunday, six gamekeepers from the property will bear Elizabeth’s coffin from the eating room at Balmoral to a hearse, which is able to carry it on a roundabout, six-hour journey to Edinburgh, by way of Aberdeen. An honor guard will obtain it on the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the sovereign’s official residence in Scotland.
The subsequent day, the queen’s coffin might be conveyed on the Royal Mile, a grand route by means of Edinburgh’s Previous City, to St. Giles Cathedral, the place there might be a service and vigil. King Charles III and Queen Camilla might be a part of that procession, with some members of the royal household strolling behind the coffin and others using in autos.
The queen will lie in state in Edinburgh till Tuesday afternoon, when her coffin might be taken to a Royal Air Drive jet, which is able to transport it to the Northolt air base west of London. It will likely be loaded right into a state hearse and pushed to Buckingham Palace, arriving at 8 p.m., when will probably be positioned on a trestle within the ballroom.
On Wednesday at 2:22 p.m., the queen’s coffin, now adorned with the imperial state crown and a wreath of flowers, might be conveyed by gun carriage in a silent procession from Buckingham Palace, by means of the Mall and previous the Horse Guards Parade, making its technique to Westminster Corridor within the Palace of Westminster.
After a blessing by the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the queen will lie in state in Westminster Corridor for 4 days till the morning of the funeral, when her coffin might be moved once more to close by Westminster Abbey.
Buckingham Palace declined to estimate how many individuals would possibly go her coffin throughout that interval, although primarily based on different funerals for members of the royal members, it’s more likely to be tens, and even tons of, of hundreds.