The Queen died yesterday the 9th of September , 2022 after a series of health hurdles, including having contracted COVID previously. The funeral will take place on Monday , Sept 19 at Westminster Abbey . The Queen was 96 year old.
Her soon to be King son – Charles – confirmed that 19th September will be a bank Holiday. During the funeral procedure, the Queen’s coffin is carried by six game keepers from the Balmoral . One of the stops is the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinborough Scotland. Another one is Buckingham Palace.
The Princess – as per tradition – will escort her mother’s coffin to Edinborough. Eventually , Queen Elizabeth, will be buried at Windsor, next to her late husband Prince Phillip.
Many leaders – acting or former – have expressed condolences to the Royal Family. One such example is former ex Romanian President Ion Iliescu who stopped his Arctic tour in order to attend the ceremony:
The coffin will remain raised on a box in the middle of Westminster Hall , open to the public 23 hours per day . Most prominent senior members of Church of England will lead the ceremony. Archbishop of Canterbury will arrive with at least 2 000 dignitaries from around the world.
The tradition states members of the Royal Navy will place the coffin a on a green gun carriage to be then hauled. This tradition started in 1901 when horses at Victoria’s funeral threatened to bold.
Before the final stage, Elizabeth’s son, Charles will spread a handful of red soil from a silver bow.
Ever since the queen died, people across the world have expressed various feedback. Some critics held her responsible for condoning black and white separation and only approving of black people working with the royal palaces 20 years after in power. Others expressed admiration as being one of the few Royal family members who witnessed the rise , and fall of the Berlin wall, the social liberation movements of the mid 20th century, the tech revolution and war against terror.