Details have been revealed for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which will take place on Monday 19 September at 11:00 (13:00 local time Greece time) at Westminster Abbey.
Its details have been revealed funeral of Queen Elizabeth which will start at 11:00 local time (13:00 Greek time) on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London before her body was taken for burial at Windsor Castle.
Specifically after her funeral at Abbey, the Queen’s funeral procession will make its way to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Her Majesty’s final resting place will be at the King George VI Memorial, which is an annex to St. George’s.
It is noted that His Majesty will rest next to her beloved husband prince philip. In addition, her mother and father are buried there, as are the ashes of her sister Princess Margaret. The coffin of Prince Philip, who was buried in the nearby Royal Vault after his death last April, will also be moved and placed next to the Queen’s coffin.
The queen built the monument in accordance with her father’s wishes, King George VIwho did not want to be buried in the royal vault for a long time.
The chapel, which is just 18ft high, 10ft wide and 14ft deep, was completed in 1969 and was the first addition to St George’s Chapel since 1504. The cost was around £25,000 and was paid for by the Queen.
It is worth noting that the chapel of Saint George itself houses the remains of a total of 45 royals, including ten monarchs and seven more of their wives.
Queen Elizabeth: The unknown details of the funeral
After the state is completed funeralwhich will be attended by approx 2,000 guests, including heads of state and other dignitaries, the late Queen’s coffin will be carried through the historic heart of London by carriage, before being driven in the state hearse to Windsor.
The king Charles he will again lead his family and march behind the Queen’s coffin when it is carried, at 10.44am. on Monday (local time), at Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s state funeral.
He will walk alongside Princess Anne, Edward and Andrew, and behind them will be the Queen’s grandchildren.
They will be followed by her son-in-law the late Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester, the Queen’s cousin, and the nephew of the Earl of Snowdon.
The Queen’s coffin will be carried during the procession on a 123-year-old hearse towed by 98 Royal Navy sailors, in a tradition dating back to Queen Victoria’s funeral.
The procession will be led by massed bands from the Scottish and Irish Regiments, the Gurkha Brigade and the Royal Air Force – numbering 200 musicians.
At 8 a.m. (local time) the doors of Westminster Abbey will open for the congregation to begin taking their seats.
Heads of state and government representatives, including foreign royals and Prime Ministers of the Kingdom, will gather at the Royal Chelsea Hospital and move to the Abbey.
In Westminster her coffin for the popular pilgrimage
It is recalled that yesterday, Wednesday, September 14, the body of Queen Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey in order to carry out a popular pilgrimage.
The coffin started from Buckingham Palace and covered a route of about 2 kilometers in 40 minutes. The coffin was escorted by members of the Royal Cavalry, while King Charles, his children Princes William and Harry, and other members of the royal family followed on foot. During the procession, cannons were fired from Hyde Park and the bell of Big Ben was also tolled.
The procession was followed by a twenty-minute service led by the prelate of the Anglican Church, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Immediately after the end of the service the members of the royal family returned to Buckingham by road and at 7 o’clock Greek time the popular pilgrimage began which will end at 8:30 on the morning of the funeral on Monday, September 19.
They have already lined up – they have spent the night next to Parliament – many citizens wishing to be the first to say their final goodbyes to Queen Elizabeth.
Since Tuesday night, Queen Elizabeth’s body has been in state in Buckingham’s Bow Row Hall, as she had wished, to allow palace staff to say their last goodbyes.
It is estimated that over 1 million people will want to say goodbye to the UK’s longest-serving monarch in person. As on the one hand the security measures and on the other hand the capacity of the hall may not allow everyone who wishes to enter the parliament. It is estimated that under normal conditions and without any unforeseen circumstances, during this four-day period, approximately half a million citizens will be able to pass through the hall.
It is worth noting that 10,000 police officers and over 1,800 military personnel contribute to the draconian security measures. Citizens entering the parliament will go through thorough security checks similar to airport security checks.
Queen Elizabeth: The funeral meal
Nikos Koulousias, his well-known Greek chef Buckingham is at a fever pitch for the meal to be held on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
Specifically, on the “Mega Kalimera” show, he stated that the new protocol is expected from the new King Charles and that they still don’t know if it will be seated or with a buffet.
“Time is pressed. Logically, we will serve small bites of meals standing up after the funeral,” he said characteristically.
It seems that Queen Elizabeth had planned her funeral in every detail, but the meal for the ceremony was not in the plans of the melancholy preparation.
Queen Elizabeth’s funeral program in detail.
According to thesun the program of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will start at 6:00am on Monday and finish at 7:00pm London time.
- 6:00 – 8:30 (local time, 8:00-10:30 Greek time) – Vigil at the Queen’s coffin.
- At 8:30 (local time, 10:30 Greek time), the gates of the Parliament will close.
- 9:00 (local time, 11:00 Greek time) – The bells of Big Ben will ring before the bell’s hammer is covered with a pad, so that its strikes will not be heard for the rest of the day.
- 10:30 (local time, 12:30 Greek time) – The Queen’s coffin will be carried from the Houses of Parliament to Westminster Abbey, in a carriage, which will be outside the north door of Westminster Hall. From there it will be transported by members of the Royal Navy to the Abbey.
- 11:00 (local time, 13:00 Greek time) – The Queen’s coffin will be placed on a high plinth, while the Abbey will be packed with around 2,000 people.
- 11:00-12:00 (local time 13:00-14:00 Greek time – The funeral will be held in Westminster Abbey by the Dean and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The ceremony will be televised and expected to be watched by millions of people from all over the world.
- 12:00 (local time, 14:00 Greek time) – The end of the sequence will be marked by the musical works “Last Post” and “Reveille”.
- 12:00-13:00 (local time, 14:00-15:00 Greek time) – The Queen’s coffin will be re-placed in the carriage and will be carried in procession to Wellington Arch.
- 13:00-16:00 (local time, 15:00-18:00 Greek time) – The coffin will be moved to Windsor, where the Queen spent much of her last years and life.
- 16:00 (local time, 18:00 Greek time) – The Queen will be buried in St. George’s Chapel with her husband Prince Philip.
At the end of the service, a piper will play a eulogy as the coffin is lowered into the royal vault, where the Queen will be buried with her husband, her beloved parents and her sister Margaret.
- 19:00 (local time 21:00 Greek time) – Close members of the royal family will return to the chapel for a private funeral, where he, as Elizabeth did for her father, will throw dirt on her coffin.