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Details of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and the dates leading up to the service have been announced.

“Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September at 11:00am BST. Before the state funeral, the Queen will be in state at Westminster Hall for four days, to allow the public to pay their respects,” the royal family announced via Twitter on Saturday.

According to the palace, the Queen’s coffin is now resting in the ballroom at Balmoral Castle and will travel to Edinburgh on Sunday. He will rest in the throne room of the Palace of Holyroodhouse until Monday afternoon.

On Monday, pilgrims will form in front of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to carry the coffin to St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. There, King Charles III and other members of the royal family will join the procession.

“His remains will rest in St. Giles Cathedral, guarded by guards from the Royal Company of Archers, to allow the people of Scotland to pay their respects,” the statement continued. The Queen’s coffin will fly from Scotland to a Royal Air Force aircraft at RAF Northolt on Tuesday. Princess Anne is expected to be on the plane. From there, the coffin will be taken to Buckingham Palace on the road, to rest in the bow room.

“On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 14, the coffin will be carried in a carriage by the Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, where the Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall until ‘and .On the morning of the state funeral,’ the statement said. The Procession will pass through the Queen’s Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard, no doubt giving people the opportunity to mark the streets show their respect.

Once the coffin arrives at Westminster Hall, the Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a short service attended by the Right Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster. King Charles and other members of the family will attend the service.

The Lying-in-State period will then begin, allowing members of the public to visit Westminster Hall to pay their respects to the late monarch. Under the government’s long-running plan for the death of the late Queen, dubbed ‘Operation London Bridge’, the memorial service will bring together members of her family, the Prime Minister, and a small number of senior ministers.

Her body will be taken to the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where she will be buried with her husband Prince Philip after the funeral. Prince Charles – the eldest son of the Queen and the new King of England – has toured the UK to mourn the Queen’s death and address the public on his new role.

Before the announcement of her death at 96 on Thursday, Buckingham Palace announced earlier that morning that the Queen’s health was declining in a statement posted on its website.

The statement said, “After further examination this morning, gynecologists are concerned about the health of the Owner and have recommended that he be under medical care.” “The lady is still at ease at Balmoral.”

The Queen began showing signs of poor health in October 2021 when she was hospitalized overnight and canceled several royal appearances. He raised concerns in February 2022 when he tested positive for COVID-19 – but returned to royal duties on his own the following month. Queen Elizabeth canceled another appearance due to “discomfort issues” in May, and the following month, she canceled several of her Platinum Jubilee events due to feelings of “discomfort”.

Charles has now been made King of England while his second wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has taken the title of Queen Consort.

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