Everything is ready to say goodbye to the monarch who was on the throne for 70 years. The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is already in London, at Buckingham Palace, then it will be transferred to Westminster Hall, where it will rest again until her funeral.
The list of guests attending the Queen’s funeral is extensive and ranges from political representatives to members of royalty. A large security detail will be deployed to protect some 2,000 people who will pay their last respects to the monarch.
When is the funeral and where will Queen Elizabeth II be buried?
On Monday, September 19 will be the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth from 11:00 (London time).
Westminster Abbey will be the place to say goodbye to Her Majesty. It should be noted that it was in the same place, in 1947, that her marriage to Prince Philip was celebrated and six years later her Coronation was held.
According to CNN, on Monday morning, before the Queen’s funeral, the coffin will be taken from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey and after the service, it will travel in procession to Wellington Arch, and from there, to Windsor. There, the State hearse will travel in procession along the Long Walk to St. George’s Chapel, where the burial service will take place.
List of guests at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will have the largest concentration of world leaders; presidents, prime ministers, some famous personalities and of course the Royal houses from all over Europe.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have already confirmed their attendance to the funeral. The emeritus Spanish King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia will also attend. Also in attendance will be Prince Albert and Charlene of Monaco, King William and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Philip and Matilda of Belgium, Charles Gustav and Silvia of Sweden, Harald and Sonia of Norway, Margaret of Denmark and Prince Frederick, Henry and Maria Theresa of Luxembourg and Hans Adam of Liechtenstein. Naruhito of Japan and Empress Masako will travel to the United Kingdom and it is very likely that representatives of the Royal Houses of the Middle East will also attend.
U.S. President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden. Liz Truss, the UK Prime Minister, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinta Adern, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, among other world leaders, will also be present.
Where can I watch Queen Elizabeth’s funeral?
Queen Elizabeth’s final farewell will be televised on BBC One and BBC News and will also be available on BBC iPlayer. To watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral online, Sky News will have live coverage throughout the day via its YouTube channel and on Freeview.