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The Queen’s Funeral: London Prepares to Say Final Goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen’s Funeral: London Prepares to Say Final Goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away last week at her home in Balmoral, leaving her son King Charles III to take over the throne. Her funeral plans have now been announced.

The State Funeral will take place on Monday 19th September at 11am – it will be held at Westminster Abbey and televised to the nation. 

As London prepares to say a final goodbye, Buckingham Palace has announced exactly how the day will pan out. 

Her Majesty’s State Funeral

Palace of Westminster

King Charles III has announced that the 19th September will be a Bank Holiday, so expect plenty of disruption and events to be cancelled across London. We recommend only travelling into the city centre if you really need to (or if you’re planning on lining the streets to pay your respects).

Once lying-in-state has ended on the morning of September 19th, the coffin will be taken in Procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where the funeral will begin. Londoners will line the streets as The Queen is carried through the capital for the final time.

Following the funeral, The Queen’s coffin will travel to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where Her Majesty will be laid to rest in the King George VI memorial chapel alongside her husband Prince Phillip, her parents, and her sister.

The Queen’s Funeral: Key Dates

  • Wednesday 14th September: Lying-in-state begins at Westminster Hall at 5pm.
  • Monday 19th September (Bank Holiday): The Queen’s Funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11am.

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