Here's the biblical explanation for why the Queen's body departed Buckingham Palace at 2.22 pm

While the palace has not revealed the precise explanation for the timing, rumors are spreading like wildfire

Here's the biblical explanation for why the Queen's body departed Buckingham Palace at 2.22 pm
Pallbearers carry Queen Elizabeth II's coffin as the hearse arrives at St. Giles' Cathedral after the procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland (Russell Cheyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: Many have argued that the time the Queen's coffin left Buckingham Palace (2.22 pm) and the time it arrived in Westminster Hall (3 pm) has some biblical significance. According to Christianity, the number 222 is a powerful message from God himself, as scripture explains it represents unity, love, and our relationship with God. The number two alone is significant because it denotes fresh beginnings, as God created the heavens while separating them from Earth and the seas on the second day.

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Some believe that the government made certain that the Queen's body arrived at Westminster by 3 pm, the exact time Jesus died on the cross. While the palace has not revealed the precise explanation for the timing, rumors have spread like wildfire. According to the Daily Mail, the Queen's body leaving at 2.22 pm might possibly be a reference to her father, King George VI. After his death in 1952, the bells at Windsor sounded 56 times, one for each year of his life - from 1.27 pm to 2.22 pm.

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Guardsmen march from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster during an early morning rehearsal of funeral procession, on September 13, 2022 in London, England (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Guardsmen march from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster during an early morning rehearsal of funeral procession, on September 13, 2022 in London, England (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Besides royal significance, the arrangement of the number 222 is said to be holy and is believed to bring good luck and peace. The walkout of the Queen's casket at 2.22 could simply signify that the royal family chose an auspicious mark on the clock for her spirit to find a way of peace and light on her journey after. 

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Another possible explanation for the time is the monarch's Platinum Jubilee, which was celebrated on February 22, 2022, celebrating 70 years of the Queen's rule. As the procession began Wednesday (September 13), people from all around the world gathered in central London to bid the Queen goodbye. Prince William and Harry walked side by side behind the coffin, just as they did for their mother, Princess Diana, 25 years ago. Their father, the newly crowned King Charles, marched ahead of them, directly behind his mother's casket, which was covered with the Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown on a purple velvet cushion and a white flower wreath.

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Snipers were seen before the event, and there was also a large police presence. Footage of the menacing individuals began to circulate on TikTok, with one video captioned, "Snipers in Edinburgh anticipating the queen's arrival." Other similar footage was uploaded along with the caption, "The ones you don't see on TV."

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