When Will Queen Elizabeth II Be Buried? Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Date

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Following the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Thursday, her burial arrangements have finally been revealed.

The Queen’s coffin has traveled from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to London this Sunday.

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19.   Westminster Abbey was also the location of the Queen’s wedding in 1947 and her coronation in 1953.

The funeral will be followed by a committal service at her final resting place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The Queen will be buried next to her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip. Remember the Prince consort, husband of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip passed away in April 2021.

Funeral services for Prince Philip were held eight days after his death in April. Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the ceremony was massively scaled back and only a handful of family members could attend the service.

As the Queen is laid to rest, Prince Phillip will be moved from the Royal Vault beneath St. George’s Chapel, where he has been temporarily interned and put beside his wife.

The Queen will be also surrounded by other members of the royal family members who are also resting at the burial spot at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, part of St. George’s Chapel: Her parents, King George VI, who died in 1952, and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who died in 2002, as well as her sister, Princess Margaret, who also died in 2002.

King Charles III’s coronation will take place in a matter of months after a mourning period.

The United Kingdom and the entire world were saddened by the Queen’s death on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth’s private secretary, Sir Edward Young, was the first official to convey the news (apart from her relatives and medical team), per The Guardian. From there, Young, 55, contacted the newly-appointed prime minister, Elizabeth Truss, giving the code phrase “London Bridge is down” to signal the Queen’s death before the news was publicly announced.

Queen Elizabeth was last seen on camera on Tuesday, when she appointed Conservative Party leader Liz Truss, 47, as the new prime minister of the United Kingdom at Balmoral.

The monarch had been experiencing episodic mobility issues, and a decision was made to host the audience at Balmoral to provide certainty for schedules.

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