Here’s a day-by-day account of what’s going to occur, main as much as and together with the Queen’s funeral on September 19.
– Saturday September 17
The mendacity in state continues, with representatives from the Commonwealth realms invited to pay their respects.
The King will meet the Chiefs of Workers at Buckingham Palace earlier than visiting police headquarters, the place he’ll thank representatives from all of the emergency providers concerned within the planning and supply of the occasions throughout this era.
London Trend Week variety trend present takes place in honour of the late Queen. Fashions will carry a white lily in tribute.
The King and Queen Consort will attend a lunch for governors normal, after which the King will meet realm prime ministers at Buckingham Palace.
Eight of the Queen’s grandchildren will stand vigil beside her coffin.
The Prince of Wales will stand on the head, the Duke of Sussex on the foot. William will probably be flanked by his cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Philips, the kids of the Princess Royal, whereas Harry will probably be with the Duke of York’s daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
The Earl of Wessex’s kids Girl Louise and Viscount Severn will stand close to the center.
A rehearsal for the funeral service will happen inside Westminster Abbey.
– September 18
The mendacity in state continues and heads of state will start to reach for the funeral, with many anticipated to signal a ebook of condolence at Lancaster Home over the weekend.
The King will maintain an viewers with Prime Minister Liz Truss at Buckingham Palace.
The King and Queen Consort will host heads of state and official abroad visitors on the palace, in what the King’s spokesman described as an “official state occasion”.
A service of reflection for the Queen on the Kelpies sculptures close to Falkirk, Scotland, will see 96 lanterns, one for every year of Her Majesty’s life, being lowered into the pool of reflection on the foot of the Queen Elizabeth II Canal, earlier than wreaths are positioned into the water.
Members of the general public are invited to watch a one-minute silence at 8pm to recollect the Queen.
– September 19
There will probably be a nationwide financial institution vacation to permit as many individuals as potential to look at the Queen’s funeral.
The funeral will probably be broadcast dwell at a number of cinemas and cathedrals all through the UK, and on a giant display screen in Holyrood Park in entrance of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.
A piper will play a lament from the decks of Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith, the place the Union flag on the jackstaff will probably be flying at half-mast.
The King’s former college, Gordonstoun, in Morayshire, will mark the event by watching the funeral and with a stroll of the entire college to the Coastguard watchtower at close by Covesea, and a memorial service both within the Spherical Sq. or the college chapel, climate dependent.
Mendacity in state will proceed till 6.30am.
The coffin will probably be taken in a grand navy procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral at 11am.
Senior family members are anticipated to comply with behind, simply as they did for the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The navy will line the streets and likewise be part of the procession. Heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, members of European royal households and key figures from public life will probably be invited to collect within the abbey, which might maintain a congregation of two,000.
The service will probably be televised and a nationwide two minutes’ silence will comply with the Final Submit being sounded at 11.55am.
Reveille, the nationwide anthem and a lament, performed by the Queen’s Piper, will deliver the state funeral service to an finish at roughly midday.
After the service, the coffin will probably be taken in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch after which journey to Windsor.
The hearse will then journey in procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort by way of the Lengthy Stroll, after which a televised committal service will happen in St George’s Chapel.
Later within the night, there will probably be a personal interment service with senior members of the royal household.
The Queen’s closing resting place would be the King George VI memorial chapel, an annex to the principle chapel – the place her mom and father have been buried, together with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.
Philip’s coffin will transfer from the Royal Vault to the memorial chapel to hitch the Queen’s.