The body of the deceased queen will be transported to London next Tuesday. She is now at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, her country home where she also died. Tomorrow the coffin will go to Holyroodhouse, the official royal residence in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
The church where I got married
Mass will take place at Westminster Abbey, the London church where important weddings, coronations and funerals for the royal family take place. It is also where Elizabeth herself married Prince Philip in 1947. She was crowned queen there in 1953.
Heads of state from many friendly countries were invited to serve. In addition, British politicians and former Prime Ministers will attend.
The public will have the opportunity to bid farewell to the Queen in person in both Edinburgh and London. She will be in Edinburgh on Monday at St Giles’ Cathedral. On Tuesday, the coffin will be moved to her residence, Buckingham Palace. From Wednesday, the coffin will be in London’s Westminster Hall for four days, where the public can walk more than 23 hours a day.
After the service, the body is transported to Windsor Castle. Elizabeth is buried in St. George’s Chapel, where her husband, Philip, had previously found his final resting place. He passed away in April of last year at the age of 99.
It would be the first British state funeral for an entire generation of Britons: the last, in 1965, was for statesman Winston Churchill.
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