The palace confirmed that the queen will lie in state at Westminster, the place members of the general public will have the ability to pay their respects over 4 days.
The queen’s coffin, which is at Balmoral Fortress in Scotland, will journey to Edinburgh on Sunday, the palace stated, staying on the Palace of Holyroodhouse till Monday. The next day, the coffin ― accompanied by Princess Anne, the queen’s daughter, will journey by Royal Air Power airplane to make the journey to Buckingham Palace.
On Wednesday, the coffin will likely be moved from the palace to Westminster. Subsequent, it would head to Westminster Abbey, the place a funeral will likely be carried out Sept. 19.
The palace stated the queen’s coffin will then journey to its final resting place, the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Fortress.
Prince Philip, who’s at the moment buried on the Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel, will be moved to the King George VI Memorial Chapel to be with the queen.
Elizabeth died peacefully Thursday at Balmoral, the palace stated. She was 96. Anne, in addition to Charles and Camilla — now the king and queen consort — had been reportedly by the queen’s aspect when she died, as royal members of the family rushed to be there.
Charles, who instantly grew to become king after his mom’s demise, launched a shifting statement about Elizabeth on Thursday.
“The demise of my beloved Mom, Her Majesty The Queen, is a second of the best disappointment for me and all members of my household,” he stated within the assertion. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mom.”
He added, “Throughout this era of mourning and alter, my household and I will likely be comforted and sustained by our information of the respect and deep affection wherein The Queen was so broadly held.”