Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, royal rituals to be completed in 10 days
Queen Elizabeth, who ruled Britain for 70 years, died in Balmoral on Thursday. She has not yet been buried, before the royal process of ten days will be completed. Five days later, her shroud will be placed at Westminster Hall.
The final farewell of Queen Elizabeth II will be held in Westminster Abbey in 10 days. The Queen's coffin will be placed at Westminster Hall where the nation will pay tribute. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch, died in Scotland on Thursday. Her age was 96 years. After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled Britain for 70 years, former Prince Charles will now be the new King of Britain and her wife Camilla Parker will be the new Queen of the country.
The Queen's burial will take place at Westminster Abbey within two weeks, although a date has not yet been announced. It will be announced by Buckingham Palace.
Know the whole royal process
- The Queen's body will remain in Parliament for the first three days and her successor, her son Prince Charles, will travel across the country before burial.
- The coffin containing the body of Queen Elizabeth will be taken from Balmoral to Holyrood Palace.
A gun salute will be given on the first day. It is expected that the event will be held at Tower Hill and Hyde Park. Along with this, tribute will be paid to the Queen by keeping silence across the country for a minute.
After this there will be a meeting of the Accession Council in which the name of the new king of the country will be announced. Tributes will be paid in Parliament. The flag of the country will be hoisted.
- The funeral procession of the Queen's body will be carried out from Hallerud via the Royal Mile to St. Giles Cathedral, which will be attend by members of the Royal Family.
After this, Saint Giles Cathedral will be open for 24 hours where people will be able to see the last of the Queen. After this the shroud will be taken to London.
In London, rehearsals for the final farewell of the late Queen's shroud will be held from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.
The shroud can be kept in Buckingham Palace for a few hours, followed by a planned event in London. On the eve of the funeral, King Charles will welcome foreign royal families who have arrived to attend the funeral.
The late Queen will then be taken from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in a gun carriage. Here the late Queen will be placed on a cathedral in the center of Westminster Hall. Westminster Hall will be open to the public 23 hours a day. Two minutes of silence will be observed at Westminster.
Queen Elizabeth II will be cremated with state honors at Westminster Abbey. The late Queen in a coffin will be brought to the Abbey from Westminster Hall. After this the procession will reach Hyde Park. After passing through Windsor, the burial ceremony will take place at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. During this time the Queen will be buried in the royal tomb.
The flags were lowered at half-mast at the Royal Residences, Whitehall and other government buildings, following the official announcement of the Queen's passing. At the same time, the homepage of the royal family and the government website was painted black. The formal announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II was placed on the railing of Buckingham Palace.