On Monday (September 19) should Queen Elizabeth II find her final resting place. The state funeral is to take place at Westminster Abbey in London. The Queen had been planning her funeral for a long time – now it comes out what personal touch she wanted for her death.
On September 8th, the monarch passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle. Since then, the plans, which were considered long in advance, have taken effect „Operation London Bridge“ were forged. Everything for the Queen's death was already planned in detail - even she herself made arrangements for her funeral and funeral service while she was still alive . As the British 'Daily Mail' reports, the first plans for this were made in the 1960s.
In this way, she also managed to give her funeral a personal touch, away from royal protocol and regulations. As the BBC reports, citing Buckingham Palace, the Queen wanted her bagpiper to appear at the service in Windsor. According to media reports, the Queen is said to have listened to the sounds of her bagpipe player at nine o'clock every morning throughout her life - a routine that Queen Victoria († 81) is said to have already done in this way.
In addition, it is expected that the course of the service will depend on Elizabeth's personal wishes.
At the end of the service at 11:55 a.m. (local time, 12:55 p.m. German time) there will be a national silence of two minutes. The State Funeral at Westminster Abbey is likely to be one of the largest events in Britain since the Second World War.
In a funeral service in a small circle starting at 7.30 p.m. (local time, 8.30 p.m. German time), the Queen is to be in the St. George's Chapel on the side of her im husband Prince Philip, who died last year, find their final resting place . The coffin is brought from London to Windsor in several processions beforehand. (rla)