Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral details have been confirmed following the news that the monarch has died aged 96. But what date and time will it take place and will she lie in state?
Buckingham Palace announced Queen Elizabeth passed away in a statement on Thursday evening, triggering Operation London Bridge and 10 days of national mourning in the United Kingdom.
The monarch died ‘peacefully’ surrounded by royal family members such as King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, and Prince William.
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“The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” the official statement read.
But what date and time will the funeral take place, and will the Queen lie in state? Let’s take a look…
When is the funeral? What date will it take place?
According to Operation London Bridge, the funeral is scheduled to take place nine days after her tragic passing.
That means it will be held on Saturday, September 17.
What time will the funeral take place?
The day will officially begin when Big Ben chimes at 9am.
Her majesty’s funeral cortege will arrive at Westminster Abbey at 11am and there will be a minute’s silence held around the world as she enters.
Will the Queen lie in state?
According to reports, the Queen is expected to lie in state in Westminster Hall for four days before her funeral and members of the public will be allowed to visit.
Where will the Queen be buried?
Queen Elizabeth will be buried alongside her parents at Windsor Castle, alongside the King George VI Memorial Chapel.
How can I watch the Queen’s funeral?
The ceremony is expected to be broadcast around the world and all TV channels are expected to show live coverage.
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