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Crown to be eliminated and white employees damaged at Queen’s committal service


The Queen’s committal service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Fort will characteristic traditions symbolising the tip of Elizabeth II’s reign.

A congregation of 800 individuals together with the King, the royal household, realm prime ministers, governors-general and mourners from the Queen’s family previous and current, together with private employees from throughout her non-public estates, will collect within the Gothic church on Monday.

The service will happen at 4pm, hours after the state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

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(PA Graphics)

The Queen’s coffin might be pushed from London to Windsor within the state hearse and make its method up the Lengthy Stroll, which might be lined with members of the armed forces.

The King and different royals will be a part of the procession on foot behind the hearse within the citadel’s quadrangle, with the Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Sussex and the Countess of Wessex following by automotive.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte might be on the service after attending the state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

In the course of the service, which might be carried out by Dean of Windsor David Conner, the Imperial State Crown, the orb and the sceptre might be lifted from the Queen’s coffin by the Crown Jeweller, separating the Queen from her crown for the ultimate time.

With the assistance of the Bargemaster and a Serjeant of Arms, the Crown Jewels might be handed to the dean who will place them on the Excessive Altar.

On the finish of the final hymn, the King will step ahead and place the Grenadier Guards’ Queen’s Firm Camp Color – a smaller model of the Royal Commonplace of the Regiment – on the coffin.

The Grenadier Guards are essentially the most senior of the Foot Guards regiments and the Queen was their Colonel in Chief.

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Just one Royal Commonplace of the Regiment is introduced throughout a monarch’s reign, and it served because the Queen’s Firm Color all through her lifetime.

On the identical time, former MI5 spy chief Baron Parker – the Lord Chamberlain and essentially the most senior official within the late Queen’s royal family – will “break” his Wand of Workplace and place it on the coffin.

The ceremonial breaking of the white employees signifies the tip of his service to the Queen as sovereign.

Because the coffin is lowered into the royal vault, the dean will say a psalm and the commendation earlier than the Garter King of Arms pronounces the various kinds and titles of the Queen.

The Sovereign’s Piper will play a lament from the doorway between the chapel and the Dean’s Cloister and stroll slowly away so the music steadily fades.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will pronounce the blessing, and God Save The King might be sung.

The Queen’s coffin adorned with the Imperial State Crown (Christopher Furlong/PA)

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The King and members of the royal household will go away by the Galilee Porch, however will return for a non-public burial service within the night, when the Queen might be interred alongside her late husband the Duke of Edinburgh within the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s.

A committal service is maybe essentially the most solemn second of a Church of England funeral service, and it often takes place on the graveside, in a crematorium chapel or within the church earlier than a burial or cremation.

Nearly all of these attending St George’s Chapel won’t have been on the funeral service in Westminster Abbey.

Lots of the family and personal property employees spent years working for and supporting the late monarch, with the committal service an opportunity to pay their final respects.

Prayers might be mentioned by the Rector of Sandringham, the Minister of Crathie Kirk, the Chaplain of Windsor Nice Park, and the Dean of Windsor.

The state hearse will strategy the citadel by Shaw Farm Gate on Windsor’s Albert Highway, shifting through the Lengthy Stroll, Cambridge Gate, Cambridge Drive, George IV Gate, Quadrangle (south and west sides), Engine Courtroom, Norman Arch, Chapel Hill, Parade Floor and Horseshoe Cloister Arch.

The Queen with Baron Parker, who will ceremonially break his white employees over the coffin (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Main the procession and strolling forward of the coffin might be a dismounted detachment of the Family Cavalry Regiment, adopted by a mounted division of the Sovereign’s Escort, a Massed Pipes and Drums of Scottish and Irish Regiments, the Bands of the Coldstream Guards and the Family Cavalry, officers of the Family Division, the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants of Arms and members of the Queen’s private employees.

Within the centre of the procession, the hearse might be flanked by the pall bearers and an escort social gathering consisting of two officers and 24 rank-and-file of the first Battalion Grenadier Guards.

The Queen’s Firm Color, the Royal Commonplace of the Regiment of Grenadier Guards, and a Sovereign’s Commonplace of the Family Cavalry might be positioned within the entrance and rear of the hearse.

To the rear of the coffin might be members of the Queen’s, the King’s and the Prince of Wales’s households, adopted by additional mounted and dismounted detachments of the Family Cavalry.

Minute Weapons might be fired by The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery from a place on the East Garden because the coffin strikes in procession from Shaw Farm Gate to the West Steps of St George’s.

The Sebastopol Bell – captured in Crimea in 1856 – and the Curfew Tower Bell might be tolled concurrently on the citadel.

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