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THESE ARE THE MOURNING EVENTS TAKING PLACE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Following Queen Elizabeth II’s death on 8th September at Balmoral at the age of 96, the country is in a period of mourning from now until seven days after her funeral, which’ll be held at Westminster Abbey (the is date still to be confirmed). Here’s the info on the various tributes and events to taking place to honour the Queen.

Mon 12th September | Military Parade
There’ll be a procession down The Mall, Horse Guards Parade and past the Cenotaph as the Queen’s coffin is moved from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, in a route similar to the one used following the death of the Queen Mother in 2002.

Lying in State
The Queen will lie in state at Westminster Hall for around four days and the public will be able to file past the coffin, which will be draped in the Royal Standard and have the Imperial State Crown on top.

State Funeral
The Queen will be the first British monarch to have a funeral at Westminster Abbey since 1760. The coffin will be carried from Westminster Hall to the Abbey, where there’ll be a minute’s silence as they enter. Following the service, there’ll be a military parade down The Mall ending at Hyde Park Corner, and then the hearse will travel to Windsor Castle, where the Queen will be buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside her parents. The funeral will be televised and crowds can also gather on The Mall on the day.