Royal Family announces funeral date for Queen Elizabeth II

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# 10 September 2022 20:27 (UTC +04:00)

The Royal Family announced a funeral date for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, revealing that the monarch will lie in state at Westminster Hall for four days to allow the public to pay their respects, APA reports citing City News.

A funeral for the Queen will be held on Monday, September 19, at 11 a.m. (BST) and 6 a.m. ET.

“The Queen’s coffin currently rests in the Ballroom at Balmoral Castle. Her Majesty’s coffin will travel to Edinburgh [on] Sunday, by road, to arrive at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where it will rest in the Throne Room until the afternoon of September 12,” the Royal Family confirmed in a statement.

On Monday, a procession will be formed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to convey the coffin to St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland.

King Charles III and Members of the Royal Family will take part in the procession and attend a service in St. Giles’ Cathedral to receive the coffin. The people of Scotland will then be able to pay their respects.

The Royal Family says the Queen’s coffin will be flown from Scotland to England on Tuesday and later conveyed to Buckingham Palace by road to rest in the Bow Room.

“On [Wednesday afternoon], the coffin will be borne in Procession on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, where the Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall until the morning of the State Funeral,” the Royal Family said.

During the Lying-in-State, members of the public in England will have the opportunity to visit Westminster Hall to pay their respects to the Queen.

King Charles III was proclaimed Canada’s new head of state at an accession ceremony attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Gov. Gen. Mary Simon in Ottawa on Saturday.

The accession ceremony at Rideau Hall comes as the federal government prepares a series of events to commemorate the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday.