Queen Elizabeth’s burial arrangements have been revealed following her death on September 8.
The Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on September 19 after her coffin travels from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to London. It is also where she had her wedding in 1947 and her coronation in 1953. After the funeral, there will be a committal service in her final resting place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle where she’ll be buried next to her husband, Prince Philip, and surrounded by her loved ones who passed away ahead of her.
The King George VI Memorial Chapel is also where her parents and her sister were buried. King George VI passed away in 1952 while her mother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and her sister Princess Margaret both died in 2002.
In April last year, Prince Philip died and his funeral services were held for eight days following his death. He was 99 years old. However, due to COVID restrictions, only a few family members were able to attend it. The Queen then sat all by herself to comply with social distancing.
According to The Telegraph, Prince Philip will be moved from the Royal Vault beneath the chapel and be put beside his wife as the Queen is laid to rest. As for King Charles III’s coronation, it will be conducted a few months after observing the proper mourning period.
Operation London Bridge kicked off the Queen’s death last week, which included the plan on what will happen in the UK when the monarch dies. It also includes how her death should be announced and all other steps days after.
According to The Guardian, Sir Edward Young, the Queen’s private secretary, was the first official to share the bad news. The 55-year-old contacted the prime minister, Elizabeth Truss, and delivered the news by saying the code phrase, “London Bridge is down.” It’s to signal that the Queen has died.
On Tuesday, the Queen had her photos taken after appointing Truss, 47, as the new prime minister of UK at Balmoral. However, the Queen has been suffering from episodic mobility issues for a while.