Queen Elizabeth II funeral details: Buckingham Palace reveals date, time, and monarch’s final resting place

A state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will be held at Westminster Abbey, for the the first time since the 18th century

Queen Elizabeth II funeral details: Buckingham Palace reveals date, time, and monarch’s final resting place
The Queen’s state funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19 (Dan Kitwood - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
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LONDON,UK: Ever since the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced, people have been waiting to know when they can pay their last respects to the 96-year-old monarch.

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On Saturday, September 10, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen will be honored with a state funeral on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey in Central London. This the first time since the 18th century that a service for a monarch will be held in the abbey.

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The royal family will come together and there will be emotional eulogies about her life and achievements. The Queen will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall for four days to allow the common public to pay their respects.


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First, the coffin will be taken in procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey. After the coffin arrives at Westminster Hall, The Archbishop of Canterbury will conduct a short service with the Dean of Westminster, which will be attended by The King and members of the royal family, after which the common public will get a last glimpse of the monarch.

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Following the funeral, the Queen's coffin will go to Wellington Arch before being taken to Windsor. Once there, the state hearse will travel in procession to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. A committal service will then take place in St George's Chapel.

The Queen's coffin will be made from oak and is expected to remain at Balmoral for several days before being transferred to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, the official Scottish residence of the monarch. It will be there for 24 hours but her final resting place is expected to be the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor. Her husband, Philip, was laid to rest in the Royal Vault of St George's Chapel, but he will be transferred to join the Queen.

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A black stone slab is set into the floor of the private chapel in which the names George VI and Elizabeth are etched in gold lettering and is accompanied by the couple's years of birth and death. Elizabeth's may be added to the slab following her funeral. King Charles has asked the public to observe a period of royal mourning lasting a week after his mother's funeral. 

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