The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died final week after an unprecedented reign of 70 yearsshall be held on Monday, September 19. Her coffin arrived at Edinburgh Palace on Sunday after a six-hour journey from Balmoral Fort, the place she breathed her final. On the day of her funeral, The Queen shall be laid to relaxation beside Prince Philip on the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Fort.
The coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh, who handed away in April 2021 at 99, was initially placed on a marble slab in the Royal Vault beneath the St George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort beneath the situation that his remaining resting place will beside his spouse of 73 years when she passes away.
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The King George VI memorial chapel additionally homes the stays of Queen Elizabeth’s father King George VI, The Queen Mom, and her sister Margaret. George VI, who died in 1952, was additionally initially interred within the Royal Vault earlier than being moved to the memorial chapel when it was constructed 17 years later, in 1969.
Right now, a small service will happen at St Giles’ Cathedral for members of the royal family, after which the general public will pay their respects to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, earlier than her physique is laid to relaxation.
Subsequent, the coffin shall be flown to London, accompanied by her daughter Anne, the place the Queen will lie in Westminster Corridor for 4 days for the general public to have the ability to go to till the day of the funeral. On Monday 19, her funeral will happen at Westminster Abbey – the place she was coronated in 1953 and tied the knot with Prince Philip in 1947.