Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, on Monday, Sept. 19, will finish an official mourning interval that started along with her dying on Sept. 8 at Balmoral in Scotland.
However planning to honour the 96-year-old’s life started a long time in the past, within the strictest of secrecy, beneath its personal code identify — London Bridge.
As little as doable might be left to likelihood earlier than the funeral at Westminster Abbey in London, adopted by the committal and burial at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Fortress, west of London.
CBC Information might be broadcasting the Queen’s funeral stay on Monday, Sept. 19 on CBC TV, CBC Radio, CBC Information Community, CBC Gem, CBCNews.ca, and the CBC Information and Hear apps.
This is what’s anticipated within the coming days, in addition to a recap of what is occurred to date:
Monday, Sept. 12
Charles has begun travelling across the U.Ok. to satisfy and mourn with members of the general public, beginning with a visit to Edinburgh. His spouse, Camilla, who’s now Queen Consort, is with him.
Condolence books can be found for the general public in Canada.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
Charles will proceed travelling across the U.Ok., visiting Belfast.
Condolence books will proceed to be out there in Canada.
Wednesday, Sept. 14: Procession and mendacity in state
The Queen’s coffin is moved from the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace to the Bow Room, the place prayers might be stated. The Imperial State Crown might be positioned on the coffin, together with a wreath of flowers. Charles and different members of the Royal Household are anticipated to be current.
The coffin will then be moved in a ceremonial procession by way of gun carriage to Westminster Corridor, a Gothic constructing that has an in depth political and royal historical past and is the oldest constructing within the U.Ok. Parliament.
Charles, different family members and members of the royal family are anticipated to observe on foot. Bells will toll all through the procession.
At midday ET, mendacity in state will start, and can proceed for 4 days, 24 hours per day, aside from 30-minute intervals for cleansing.
Individuals will line up exterior Parliament and throughout the Thames river, and for a long way after that.
Adrienne Arsenault, chief correspondent of CBC Information and host of The Nationwide, will anchor protection of the mendacity in state.
In Canada, the condolence books will proceed to be out there.
Thursday, Sept. 15
Mendacity in state continues, as do the condolence books in Canada.
Friday, Sept. 16
Charles continues his U.Ok. tour with a go to to Wales, because the mendacity in state additionally continues.
The Queen’s 4 youngsters will participate in a vigil at Westminster Corridor within the night, when Charles returns.
Saturday, Sept. 17
Preparations for the funeral proceed and rehearsals are carried out.
Abroad leaders are anticipated to start arriving in London.
Charles can also go to a management centre overseeing the occasions and see the operational facet of issues and thank those that are concerned.
Sunday, Sept. 18
Heads of state and different dignitaries arrive in London, with heads of state prone to attend the mendacity in state at Westminster Corridor.
The Queen’s grandchildren may also maintain a vigil at Westminster Corridor.
Charles is anticipated to satisfy with the British prime minister and greet members of the general public who’ve gathered.
On Sept. 12, the federal government introduced the nation will observe a minute of silence the night earlier than the Queen’s funeral. The “second of reflection” will happen at 3 p.m. ET. Individuals had been inspired to mark the silence at dwelling or at group occasions.
Monday, Sept. 19: Funeral and burial
CBC Information protection of the funeral might be anchored by chief correspondent and The Nationwide host Adrienne Arsenault.
The mendacity in state ends at 1:30 a.m. ET. (All occasions under are jap.)
Two hours later, members of the Royal Household arrive at Westminster Corridor and the coffin is positioned on a gun carriage.
At 5:44 a.m., the procession to Westminster Abbey begins, with members of the Royal Household following on foot.
At 6 a.m., the hour-long funeral will begin. It will likely be the primary funeral for a monarch held at Westminster Abbey since King George II’s dying in 1760.
At 7:15 a.m., Elizabeth’s coffin emerges from Nice West Door and Westminster Abbey for a procession to Wellington Arch.
At 8 a.m., the coffin might be loaded into the state hearse for the drive to Windsor.
At 9:55 a.m., the coffin arrives in Windsor for a second ceremonial procession by way of the city to St. George’s Chapel.
At 10:30 a.m. ET, members of the Royal Household will arrive for a committal service that begins at 11 a.m. After the 45-minute service, Elizabeth’s coffin might be lowered into the royal vault. The Lord Chamberlain will break his white employees of workplace, symbolizing the top of his service because the coffin is lowered.
The Royal Household will then return for a personal burial. Elizabeth might be buried together with Prince Philip within the King George VI memorial chapel. Her father and mom are interred there, together with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.
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A lot of what’s going to occur is unprecedented for a lot of who might be watching. Solely these sufficiently old to recollect the final funeral for a British monarch — on Feb. 15, 1952 — could have recollections of what a reigning king or queen’s funeral appears to be like like.
However even that funeral — for the Queen’s father, King George VI — can solely be a information to a sure level, because it happened at St. George’s Chapel fairly than the a lot bigger Westminster Abbey, the place of nice historic, royal and non secular significance in central London the place world leaders will be a part of the Queen’s household to honour her.
There have been different royal funerals at Westminster Abbey in reasonably latest reminiscence — Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mom in 2002; and Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. Diana’s funeral was based mostly on the plan for the Queen Mom’s. The funeral for Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband, was held at St. George’s Chapel in 2021, however was considerably scaled again from plans that had been made. It occurred throughout the pandemic, at a time when rules permitted solely 30 friends.
Under is a recap of what has occurred to date because the Queen’s dying on Sept. 8.
Friday, Sept. 9
Charles addressed the nation.
His phrases had been piped into St. Paul’s Cathedral as Prime Minister Liz Truss and different senior ministers attended a remembrance service.
Saturday, Sept. 10
Charles turned King the second his mom died, however on Sept. 10 he formally took on the position because the Accession Council met at St. James’s Palace.
In Canada, the Governor Common acquired the proclamation that Charles is the nation’s new monarch.
Sunday, Sept. 11
The Queen’s flag-draped coffin left her beloved Balmoral property and arrived within the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.