Who is attending the Queen’s funeral?

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Photo credit: Bettmann - Getty Images

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday 8 September at Balmoral, Scotland, at the age of 96.

Members of the royal family including her son the King, and grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, flew to Balmoral before her passing was announced later on the Thursday evening.

The Queen had reigned for over 70 years, celebrating her historic Platinum Jubilee earlier this year, and leaves behind an irreplaceable legacy.

A funeral service to commemorate her passing and celebrate her remarkable life is set to take place in the weeks following her passing. In the meantime, books of condolences have been arranged at locations nationwide, as well as online, for members of the public to sign in her memory.

Will the Queen lie-in-state?

Her majesty will lie-in-state, which means her coffin will rest at Westminster Hall in the days before the funeral so that members of the public can come to pay their respects. After being transferred from Scotland, an official procession will bring her from Buckingham Palace to lie at Westminster Hall.

When is the Queen’s funeral?

The date of Her Majesty’s funeral has yet to be officially announced by Buckingham Palace.

Where is the Queen’s funeral?

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Photo credit: Heritage Images

The funeral is expected to take place at Westminster Abbey, where the Queen was coronated and also where she married her husband, Prince Philip. Later the same day, the Queen’s coffin will be taken to St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, her final resting place.

Who is attending the Queen’s funeral?

It is expected that members of the royal family including the King and Queen Consort will be in attendance at the funeral, as well as Prime Minister Liz Truss, various heads of state and other important guests.

What will happen at the Queen’s funeral?

The Queen’s coffin will first be carried from her resting place at Westminster Hall, where she will have been lying-in-state, to Westminster Abbey on the other side of London’s Parliament Square. It is expected that senior members of the royal family will follow in the procession before joining a state funeral service in the Abbey.

Following the service, a walking procession will accompany Her Majesty to Hyde Park Corner before a hearse leaves for Windsor.

St George’s Chapel at Windsor will be Her Majesty’s final resting place and there will be another service in the Chapel for family and guests.

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Photo credit: Epics

St George’s Chapel was the location of Prince Philip’s funeral, as well as a number of other family weddings, christenings and significant royal services over the years.

Will there be a bank holiday for the Queen’s funeral?

It is expected that the day of the funeral will be declared a bank holiday, meaning schools are likely to be closed, although this has not yet been officially confirmed by the palace.

How to watch the Queen’s funeral

The funeral will be televised so people across the country and worldwide will be able to watch the service. It will be broadcast by the BBC in the UK as well as other channels globally.

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