On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle. It will be a UK bank holiday on Monday, the day of her funeral. The royal family and foreign leaders, including President Biden, will attend the funeral. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! The monarch passed away on Thursday, September 8.
The 96-year-old British monarch held the record for the longest reign. Charles, her oldest son, is now the king.
For decades, Buckingham Palace has been planning for the passing of the Queen, making sure the changeover to a new monarch is as seamless as possible.
These preparations included making arrangements for the Queen’s funeral, which will take place on September 19th. According to The Times of London , the Duke of Norfolk was mostly responsible for the planning. King Charles III’s coronation will also be under his direction.
In the days following her passing at Balmoral, Princess Anne endured a six-hour vehicle ride as Queen Elizabeth’s casket was transported from Balmoral to Edinburgh to London.
Beginning on Wednesday and continuing until 6:30 a.m. BST on September 19, the Queen’s body will lie in state at Westminster Hall so that people can pay their respects to the late queen.
The funeral will be officiated by the Dean of Westminster, and readings will be given by the Prime Minister and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, according to Buckingham Palace.
The attendance and the United Kingdom will observe two minutes of silence in her majesty’s memory at 11:55 a.m. BST, according to the palace’s announcement.
Then, the body of Queen Elizabeth will be carried through London to Windsor. The Dean of Windsor will preside over a Committal Service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor at 4 p.m. BST, according to an press release from Buckingham Palace . The Commital Service will be attended by members of the royal family and the Queen’s households, both past and present.
As requested by her Majesty before her passing, the Queen will be lowered into the royal crypt as her personal piper plays God Save the King, according to aa3.
The Queen will thereafter be buried alongside Prince Philip in a private ceremony at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, located inside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, as reported by the BBC . The Queen will be laid to rest next to Prince Philip, whose body is now buried in the Royal Vault inside the Chapel.
2,000 people, including the royal family and foreign leaders, are anticipated to attend the funeral.
The Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand prime ministers, as well as President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, are all in attendance, according to the BBC .
The funeral will be broadcast on television, and it is anticipated that billions of people will watch the service.
According to the US Sun , viewers in the US can watch the live coverage on NBC News, NBC News Now, CNN, ABC, and Fox News. According to The Telegraph , viewers in the UK can access BBC One, BBC News, and Sky News as well as a livestream on BBC iPlayer.