Queen Elizabeth II will be buried next Monday.
The day of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (96th) is approaching. A huge state funeral is scheduled in London next Monday (September 19). A week earlier, the public could say goodbye to the famous king, first in Edinburgh, Scotland, and two days later in London.
Since huge crowds are expected at relevant events, the two mourning dates have been planned in advance – from the security concept to the mobile toilets along the people line. We provide answers to the most pressing questions about the Queen’s funeral.
Watching TV in Edinburgh: “Now the coffin passes behind me.”(13:07)
How is your day in Edinburgh?
The Queen’s coffin was taken from Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital on Sunday – during the nearly six-hour journey, thousands lined the streets it passed. Already at ten in the morning British time, King Charles III. (73) He will receive the condolences of Parliament in London before traveling to the Scottish capital with the King’s wife Camilla (75). At 1 p.m. local time, the couple will attend a service at the Holyroodhouse before the solemn procession to St Giles Cathedral begins at 2.25 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the church after 25 minutes. Among other things, it must have to do with the relationship between the Queen and Scotland. An hour later, from 4 p.m., the queen’s coffin will be laid in the same place. The public now has 24 hours to bid farewell to the Queen.
What should visitors pay attention to?
Edinburgh City Council warns in advance that the procession from Holyroodhouse to St Giles Cathedral has limited space for visitors. It is also advised to arrive as soon as possible. There will be a special waiting system for public viewing. Here, too, the city council warns against waiting for hours. There will be a security check at the entrance to the cathedral. Photo and video recordings are expressly prohibited.
Trip to Edinburgh: Here leaves the sarcophagus of the Queen Balmoral(quarter to two)
How is the sarcophagus presented inside the cathedral?
When the sarcophagus is placed in Scotland, it is wrapped to the royal standards in the Scottish version. The two quarters of the flag show the Scottish red lion, the three English lions quarter and the Irish harp quarter. Back in England, the standard would look different. In addition, the Scottish crown is placed on the sarcophagus in Edinburgh. It is made of local gold and encrusted with 22 precious stones and fresh water pearls. The coffin is guarded by a guard of royal archers.
What does the operation look like in London?
The Queen’s coffin will be transported to Edinburgh Airport on Tuesday. He will arrive in London the same day. From Wednesday until next Monday’s funeral, the public will be able to visit the coffin with the Queen in state at Westminster Hall.
How is planning in London?
In the British capital, the coffin will stand on a pedestal, called a catafalque, in the oldest part of Parliament House. Here too, it will be covered by the Royal Standards, albeit in the English version. The drawing shows the three lions in two quarters, the Scottish lion and the Irish harp in one quarter each. Both the orb and the queen’s scepter are placed on the sarcophagus. Each of the four corners of the casket is guarded 24 hours a day by bodyguards and other Queen’s guards.
What should visitors look for in London?
Since it is expected that there are several million people in the British capital who want to go to Parliament House, the government has put in place certain security measures. It is advisable to reconsider bringing young children as seats are said to be limited when standing in line. According to The Independent, the queue can be as long as five kilometres, which means waiting times of up to twelve hours. Portable toilets will be built along the line. Before entering the hall, all visitors must undergo an airport-style security check. Only small bags (40 x 30 x 20 cm) are allowed. Authorities advise bringing portable chargers and food and beverages with you to block waiting times. (read)
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