London: Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest beside her husband Prince Philip at King George VI memorial chapel. Britain’s longest-serving monarch will be interred at the small chapel where her parents are also buried. The Queen passed away on Thursday (Sept. 8) at her home in Scotland at the age of 96.
The day will start at 9 am when Big Ben will chime with its bell hammer muffled with a leather pad and then the Queen’s funeral cortege will arrive at Westminster Abbey at 11 am on Sept. 19. There will be a minute’s silence held around the country as she enters the Abbey. The event is taking place at Westminster Abbey. Elizabeth II will be the first British monarch to have her funeral there since 1760.
The Queen’s sad demise is a key moment in Britain’s history and there are a set of protocols to be followed by the royal family members and other officials in the coming days.
Sept. 9 will be the ‘D-Day’ and the coming days will be called D-Day plus the number of days.
The world continues to mourn the Queen, and the nation has entered a period of mourning. Any event of such national importance is usually pre-planned. For some time now, arrangements were made for her funeral. Planning has been done for several years.
Reports have mentioned that the Queen will be buried after a State funeral at the special chapel in Windsor Castle. Princess Margaret, Queen’s younger sister, was cremated and her ashes were also transferred to the tomb following her death in February 2002.