Royal officials announced on Saturday that Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, September 19, at 11:00 am (10:00 GMT).
The queen, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 96, will subsequently be moved to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, west of London, for a committal service, according to Buckingham Palace.
The queen’s body is currently in an oak casket with the Royal Standard for Scotland draped over it and a wreath of flowers on top, in the ballroom of Balmoral Castle in northeast Scotland. Royal officials called it “a scene of quiet dignity”.
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On Sunday, the queen’s casket will travel 290 miles (180 km) by car from the isolated estate to Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The casket will be transported from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St. Giles’ Cathedral in the Scottish capital where it will repose until Tuesday.
The body will subsequently be flown to London’s Buckingham Palace before beginning to lie in state at Westminster Hall on Wednesday.
via: Information Nigeria
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