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The funeral of Britain’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II will be witnessed by millions of people around the world and many across the country.

The Queen died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland surrounded by family members. After departing Scotland, the Queen’s coffin was moved to Westminster Hall in London four days before her funeral.


Members of the British public have been allowed to pay respects to one of the world’s tallest monarchs inside Westminster. His coffin rests on a raised platform, which is covered with the Royal Standard occupied by the Royal State Crown, orb and scepter.

A military parade and members of the royal family accompanied his coffin through the streets of London from Buckingham Palace to Westminster.

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The Queen’s state funeral will take place on 19 September. Her Majesty’s coronation took place in the historic church after her ascension to the throne, and it was here that she married Prince Philip in 1947. A funeral service for an emperor has not been held in the abbey since the 18th century.

Members of parliament, government and former prime ministers will be in attendance along with heads of state from other countries. The Queen’s successor, King Charles III, will also be coronated at Westminster in the coming months.

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A State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy will carry his body from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, which will also house the new King of Britain.

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Westminster will lead the service with the sermon before Prime Minister Liz Truss is called to speak.

On Wednesday morning, the Queen’s coffin left Buckingham Palace to lie in state at Westminster Hall, with King Charles III and Prince William, along with other members of the royal family, on foot. A line reportedly stretched 2.6 miles outside Westminster as members of the public scrambled to pay their last respects to Her Majesty.

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Outside the procession, Queen Consort Camilla, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle boarded a car from the palace to Westminster before joining their spouses.

The public will be able to pay tribute to the Queen from 5 pm on Wednesday until 6:30 am the following Monday, with her funeral rites taking place later that day.

“At the end of the service, at approximately 1155 hrs, the sound of the last post will be heard and followed by a two-minute silence in the abbey and throughout the United Kingdom. The national anthem will kick off the state funeral service at around 12 noon,” the royal The family made the announcement in a statement on Thursday.

The statement read, “After the service, Her Majesty’s coffin will be carried through the abbey, returning to Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner, in the State Gun Carriage for procession, arriving at 1300hrs. of the King and the Royal Family. Members will then follow the Queen’s coffin in procession. The procession will include contingents of the Commonwealth’s Armed Forces. Minute guns will be fired in Hyde Park by the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, and Big Ben will take toll during the duration of the procession. “

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Her Majesty’s coffin will arrive at Windsor Castle in a slow procession for a Commemorative Service at St George’s Chapel. As the coffin makes its way through the property, minute guns will be fired by the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, and bells will be rung.

The King and members of the Royal Family will be present for the service, conducted by the Dean of Windsor. Near the end of the service, the royal kingdom crown, orb, and scepter will be removed from the queen’s coffin, and the king will place The Queen’s Company Camp Color of the Grenadier Guards on it.

A private funeral will take place later that evening at which the Queen will be buried with her late husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.