Will there be a public holiday for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral?
The king approved an order on September 10 that the day of the late queen’s funeral would be a public holiday, with schools to close on that day.
Read all the details about the holiday here.
When did the coffin arrive in London?
On Sunday, September 11, Queen Elizabeth’s coffin traveled to Edinburgh, where a silent vigil was held in St Giles’s Cathedral, before being taken to Buckingham Palace.
The coffin was brought to Westminster Hall in London on Wednesday, September 14, and the Archbishop of Canterbury held a short service.
A procession was held, with the coffin being carried along The Mall, Horse Guards Road, over Horse Guards Arch and Whitehall to Parliament Square before the public viewing of the late Queen in shape began.
Where is Queen Elizabeth in state?
Queen Elizabeth lies in state in Westminster Hall for four clear days – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – during which the public queues for miles and thousands to pass her casket to pay their respects.
What Happens at the Dead Queen’s Funeral?
Monday the 19th at 6:30 a.m. the public reclining position ends, for a state funeral at Westminster Abbey at 11:00 a.m. that morning.
After the end of the state meeting, Westminster Hall is closed and at 10:44 am the coffin is loaded onto the gun carriage for the short procession to the west gate of Westminster Abbey, where they arrive at 10:52 am.