Queen Elizabeth II: Buckingham Palace Announces Funeral Plans

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Queen Elizabeth II: On September 19, a state funeral for the queen will be held at Westminster Abbey. Prior to the funeral, the queen will lay in state for four days in Westminster Hall so that the public may pay their condolences, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

Sunday, the queen’s coffin will be transported from the ballroom at Balmoral Castle to the Palace of Holyrood house in Edinburgh. It will remain until Monday in the Throne Room.

On Monday, a procession will depart from the Palace of Holyrood house to transport the casket to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh. The king and other members of the royal family will participate in the procession and attend a liturgy at St Giles’ Cathedral to receive the casket.

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On Tuesday, the casket will be transported to Buckingham Palace. Wednesday, the casket will be transferred from Buckingham Palace to the royal palace of Westminster, where the queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall until the day of the royal funeral which is on September 19.

Following the funeral, the casket will be carried in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch and then to Windsor Castle. The funeral will thereafter take place at St. George’s Chapel.



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