Thu. Mar 23rd, 2023

After Queen Elizabeth II’s death, the UK is in mourning and spends at least the next 10 days implementing events to commemorate and see off the head of state who ruled for more than 70 years.

Few people alive in the world have had the opportunity to witness a funeral as detailed and well-prepared as in the days to come, with cannon firing, bell ringing across the kingdom and millions of people gathered to commemorate the event. concept.

Plans to hold the Queen’s funeral, titled “London Bridge”, have been in the works for many years, when she was at a rare age.

Here are the activities for the next 10 days:

Day 1

Britain is on official days of national mourning until the funeral takes place.

From the moment Queen Elizabeth died at Balmoral Palace, Prince Charles officially became King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as Head of Commonwealth countries such as Australia and Canada.

The new King will be very busy, as he has to meet with Prime Minister Liz Truss, issue a written statement and record a televised speech to send a message to the whole country, scheduled to broadcast on September 9.

The space will be arranged outside Buckingham Palace, the administrative headquarters of the British Royal Family, for people to lay flowers and pay tribute, before heading to a dedicated area in nearby Green Park.

Thousands of people are expected to leave their condolences in front of Buckingham and St James’s palaces, as well as in London, and Windsor Castle – the residence of British

Bells will ring throughout London for an hour in the afternoon. Cannons were fired from Edinburgh Castle in Scotland and Hyde Park in London, at a frequency of 10 seconds each, equivalent to one age of the Queen.

The Sebastopol bells (taken from Russia during the Crimean War in the 19th century) are also rung at Windsor Castle once a minute, until the same number of times as the Queen’s age.

Flags on public buildings will be flown at half-staff, while flags in front of the National Assembly and Government headquarters will be covered in black. A Thanksgiving service took place at St. Paul, but King Charles III is not expected to be present.

Day 2

The Queen’s body will be moved to Holyrood, her residence in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

Members of the Privy Council will witness King Charles III take the oath and speak. The ceremony was broadcast on television.

After the king’s announcement, 41 cannonballs would be fired from Hyde Park and 62 shots from the Tower of London. The Principal of the Garter King of Arms will officially introduce the new king from the balcony of St. James.

The Royal Orchestra will play the national anthem “God Save the King”.

From this point on, flags on public buildings will be flown normally.

Day 3

A service will be held at St. Giles of Edinburgh attended by members of the royal family. King Charles is expected to meet Scottish Premier Nicola Sturgeon at the seat of the Scottish legislature, also known as Holyrood, where he will be greeted with a 21-gun salute. Towns and cities across the UK will make their own statements, with specific activities and ceremonies at castles, monuments, etc.


The Queen’s coffin is taken out of St. Giles to transfer to the train and slow through the night to London.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla will hear messages of condolences from Westminster Hall in London.

Day 5

After arriving in London, the coffin will be delivered to Buckingham Palace by car.

Thousands, if not millions, are expected to line up to pay their respects in person to Queen Elizabeth as her body is taken to Westminster Hall to be invited to wait in line at Victoria Tower Gardens, a small green space next to Parliament House and along the Thames.

There will be a review session.


Queen Elizabeth’s body will be taken from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster in a stately funeral procession, including a firecracker trailer. On the coffin there is a velvet cushion with the Royal crown. Following the coffin is the new king. Princes William and Harry, along with her other children and members of the royal family, will follow.

Big Ben, the giant bell at Elizabeth’s Tower in Parliament House (tower and bell names are often confused), will ring one minute apart for the duration of the procession along with the sound of cannons in Hyde Park .

The coffin will be taken to Westminster Hall. Here, the coffin is guarded armed for the next 5 days. Preparations have been made for hundreds of thousands of applicants to visit.

The bodies of the Queen Mother, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth’s father and British wartime leader Winston Churchill have all appeared in this hall, which has played an important role in British public life ever since. 11th century


World leaders began to pay their respects at Westminster Hall. Meanwhile, the new king meets members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace.

Day 8

The new king met the prime minister at noon for his first official weekly audience. According to a constitutional custom, the head of government informs the head of state about the activities of Parliament.


Less than 10 days after her death, Queen Elizabeth will be formally sent off at Westminster Abbey, attended by members of her family, senior British figures and heads of state from around the world. gender.

Throughout the morning, Westminster Abbey will be filled with British and foreign dignitaries, including all former British prime ministers.

The last visitors will be admitted into Westminster Hall at 6:30am. At 11 a.m., the mourners will stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Big Ben will ring the bell once for a two-minute national silence.

The Last Post, Reveille and the national anthem will wrap up the hour-long funeral, before a procession that can be as long as 1.5 kilometers, then take the coffin through Buckingham Palace to Wellington’s Gate and arrive. Queen Elizabeth’s final resting place at Windsor.

By Yanz

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