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The state funeral for Elizabeth II will be on September 19 in London

The state funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth II will be next Monday, September 19 at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT) at Westminster Abbey in London, Buckingham Palace announced this Saturday.

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That date will also be a festive day throughout the United Kingdom, as authorized this Saturday in one of his first orders by the new monarch, Carlos III.

The presence of important world leaders, including the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and representatives of royal houses are expected at the funeral for Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, at the age of 96. .

Before the funeral, there will be a four-day funeral in Westminster Hall, the oldest building in the Parliament complex, where citizens can come to pay their respects.

According to him release With the program planned for the next few days, the body of Elizabeth II rests this Saturday in the ballroom of Balmoral Castle, from where it will be transferred tomorrow, Sunday, by road to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh.

There it will rest in the Throne Room until Monday afternoon, when it will be taken in procession to Saint Giles Cathedral in the Scottish capital.

King Carlos III and members of the Royal Family will participate in the procession and in a religious service in the cathedral to receive the coffin, which will remain there in a burning chapel so that the Scots can say goodbye to the sovereign.

A day later, on Tuesday the 13th, the coffin will travel from Edinburgh airport in an Air Force (RAF) plane to Northolt aerodrome, west of London, accompanied by Princess Anne, daughter of Elizabeth II, and there to Buckingham Palace by car.

On Wednesday afternoon, the mortal remains will be carried in procession on a Royal Artillery carriage to Westminster, where the funeral chapel will begin until the state funeral on the 19th.

Once in Westminster Hall, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of the Anglican Church, will officiate a religious service in which the King and his family will be present.

On the morning of September 19, the coffin will be carried in procession the few yards between Westminster Hall and the abbey for the funeral, at the end of which it will be carried to Wellington’s Arch and from there to St George’s Chapel in the castle. from Windsor, on the outskirts of London, along the path known as the Long Walk.

In that place a last religious service will take place before Elizabeth II is buried