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Buckingham Palace Announces Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Date

Queen Elizabeth IIs state funeral will need place Monday, Sept. 19, at Westminster Abbey in London, Buckingham Palace said Saturday.

The palace confirmed that the queen will lie in state at Westminster, where members of the general public can pay their respects over four days.

The queens coffin, that is at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, will happen to be Edinburgh on Sunday, the palace said, residing at the Palace of Holyroodhouse until Monday. The next day, the coffin associated with Princess Anne, the queens daughter, will travel by Royal Air Force plane to make it to Buckingham Palace.

On Wednesday, the coffin will undoubtedly be moved from the palace to Westminster. Next, it’ll check out Westminster Abbey, in which a funeral will undoubtedly be conducted Sept. 19.

Queen Elizabeth II in Dorset, England in 2016.
Queen Elizabeth II in Dorset, England in 2016.

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The palace said the queens coffin will happen to be its ultimate resting place, at Windsor Castle.

Prince Philip, who’s currently buried at the Royal Vault at St. Georges Chapel, will undoubtedly be moved to the King George VI Memorial Chapel to be with the queen.

Elizabeth died peacefully Thursday at Balmoral, the palace said. She was 96. Anne, and also Charles and Camilla now the king and queen consort were reportedly by the queens side when she died, as royal family rushed to be there.

Charles, who immediately became king after his mothers death, released a moving statement about Elizabeth on Thursday.

The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is really a moment of the best sadness for me personally and all members of my children, he said in the statement. We mourn profoundly the passage of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.

He added, During this time period of mourning and change, my children and I am comforted and sustained by our understanding of the respect and deep affection where the Queen was so widely held.

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