Queen’s funeral: the program for the next few days

<p>The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on September 11, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland</p>
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<p class=The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London at 11 a.m. (10 a.m. GMT), Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday.

Dignitaries from around the world are expected to pay tribute to the one who reigned for 70 years and 7 months, who died Thursday at the age of 96 in her castle of Balmoral in the north of Scotland.

Here is the sequence of events announced by Buckingham Palace on Saturday:

Sunday September 11

The Queen’s coffin leaves at 10:00 a.m. (9:00 GMT) by road from Balmoral Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, via Aberdeen and Dundee. He is due to arrive in Edinburgh around 4:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m. GMT). He will spend the night there in the throne room.

Waypoints have been planned and those present along the route have been asked not to throw flowers when the convoy passes.

Monday September 12

The king and queen consort go to Parliament at 09:00 GMT to receive condolences from the presidents of the two chambers.

They then fly to Edinburgh and will go first to Holyroodhouse.

<p>Chronology of the main developments expected until the funeral of Elizabeth II</p>
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<p class=Procession to Saint Gilles cathedral which will be joined by the king and the queen consort. The coffin will arrive there in the early afternoon for a religious ceremony scheduled for 2:00 p.m. GMT. Funeral wake for the royal family in the evening. Previously the king will have gone to the Scottish parliament for a session of condolences.

The public will be able to come and pray in front of the coffin which will rest in the cathedral until September 13.

Tuesday September 13

The King and Queen consort leave Edinburgh for Belfast, again to meet politicians and receive condolences led by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

<p>Flowers and messages left outside the gates of Buckhimgham Palace on September 11, 2022 in London</p>
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<p class=The Queen’s coffin will leave St Gilles Cathedral for Edinburgh Airport in the late afternoon. At 5:00 p.m. GMT he will fly to London accompanied by Princess Anne, and will spend the night at Buckingham Palace, in the Bow Room.

He will be greeted on his arrival by King Charles and members of the Royal Family.

Wednesday September 14

After prayers at the Palace in the presence of the King, Queen Consort and members of the Royal Family, a procession will take place in the early afternoon to bring the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster.

The King, Queen and Royal Family will join. The famous Big Ben bell will ring, cannons will be fired from Hyde Park.

The Queen will rest in Westminster Hall until the morning of the 19th on a catafalque draped in purple. The public will be able to come and gather there 23 hours a day. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected.

Friday September 16

<p>Map of the United Kingdom locating the first movements of the new King Charles III</p>
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<p class=The King and Queen Consort travel to Wales, completing their four nation tour of the UK.

Monday, September 19

State funeral with expected dignitaries from around the world, including US President Joe Biden, and a television audience of millions around the world.

Procession to carry the coffin to Westminster Abbey before the ceremony scheduled for 10:00 GMT.

<p>The British flag at half mast at Westminster Abbey the day after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 9, 2022 in London</p>
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<p class=The Queen will be buried privately in King George VI’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, an annex to the Main Chapel.

The coffin of her husband Prince Philip who died last year will be moved there to be by his side.

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