Elizabeth II died on September 8.
His funeral will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey.
The sovereign will then go to join her father, Georve VI and her husband, Prince Philip.
A news that shocked the whole world. Thursday, September 8, the death of Elizabeth II was announced. The 96-year-old sovereign died at her Balmoral residence, where she had been for several weeks. “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow,” read a statement released by Buckingham Palace. This Sunday, September 11, the coffin of Elizabeth II left Balmoral to go to Edinburgh. A journey of 300 kilometers since the funeral procession first goes around Scotland so that the British can pay a last tribute to the sovereign. Regarding the funeral of the Queen of England, these will take place on September 19, at Westminster Abbey, where she became queen in 1953, but also the place where Prince Philip married in 1947. After the ceremony, she will then be buried in the Royal Vault of St. George’s Chapel, alongside her father, George VI, who died in February 1952, and her husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021.
The announcement of the death of Elizabeth II shocked the whole world. After more than 70 years of reign, the one who had celebrated her Platinum Jubilee last June, gave way to her son, King Charles III. However, before resting in the royal vault of the Saint-Georges chapel, several steps of the royal protocol will be respected. After traveling more than 300 kilometers to arrive in Edinburgh, the body of the sovereign will rest in the throne room of the Palace of Holyroodhouse until Monday, September 12. In the afternoon, King Charles II and other members of the royal family will accompany the coffin to Saint-Gilles Cathedral, where a service will take place and where the inhabitants will be able to gather for 24 hours. The remains of Elizabeth II will then be repatriated to London, during a trip attended by Princess Anne, already present during the trip between Balmoral and Edinburgh this Sunday, September 11. Subsequently, on Wednesday September 14, the coffin will be taken to the Palace of Westminster where Elizabeth II will rest for four days, until her funeral scheduled for September 19.
Death of Elizabeth II: why was Princess Anne present in the funeral procession?
It is a moving image that was unveiled this Sunday, September 11. The funeral procession, leaving Balmoral to go to Edinburgh, was followed by many cars. In one of them was Princess Anne. On a snapshot unveiled by Mark Stewart on Twitter, we can see the sovereign’s daughter installed in the vehicle just behind the one following the sovereign’s coffin. If she tries to stay strong, the pain is visible on Princess Anne’s face. His presence was one of the last wishes of Elizabeth II, as revealed by Isabelle Rivière. “There is a great complicity between Anne and her mother. Anne will have a very important role in the course of this funeral”, affirmed the biographer of the queen. In addition, the Princess Royal will also play an important role in the coming days as she will be omnipresent alongside her mother.
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