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The Independent

What occurs subsequent? Day-to-day after the loss of life of the Queen



The Queen’s coffin stays mendacity in state at Westminster Hall in London for members of the general public to pay their respects.

Here’s a day-by-day account of what’s going to occur subsequent, main as much as and together with the Queen’s funeral on September 19.

– Thursday September 15

A rehearsal is because of happen for the state funeral procession.

King’s Counsel participate in wreath laying after the loss of life of the Queen. Senior barristers, now often known as KCs as a substitute of QCs after the proclamation of the King, have been invited to decorate in robes and court docket mourning apparel, and collect outdoors the Outdated Bailey earlier than strolling to Grey’s Inn Chapel for the ceremony.

The Princess Royal, accompanied by her husband Sir Tim Laurence, will go to Glasgow Metropolis Chambers to fulfill representatives of organisations of which the Queen was patron.

– September 16

The King and Queen Consort are anticipated to journey to Wales whereas mendacity in state continues.

– September 17–18

The mendacity in state continues and heads of state will start to reach for the funeral.

Members of the general public are invited to look at a one-minute silence at 8pm on Sunday to recollect the Queen.

– September 19

There might be a nationwide financial institution vacation to permit as many individuals as doable to observe the Queen’s funeral.

(PA Graphics)

(PA Graphics)

Mendacity in state will proceed till 6.30am.

The coffin might be taken in a grand navy procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral.

Senior family members are anticipated to comply with behind – identical to 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, European royals and key figures from public life might be invited to collect within the abbey, which might maintain a congregation of two,000.

The service might be televised and a nationwide two-minute silence is predicted to be held.

The coffin of the Queen is carried from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor (Victoria Jones/PA)

(PA Wire)

After the service, the coffin might be taken in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch after which journey to Windsor.

As soon as there, the hearse will journey in procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Fortress by way of the Lengthy Stroll, after which a televised committal service will happen in St George’s Chapel.

Later within the night, there might be a non-public interment service with senior members of the royal household.

The Queen’s remaining resting place would be the King George VI memorial chapel, an annex to the primary chapel – the place her mom and father had 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 affix the Queen’s.

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