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The Queen’s Funeral: State procession in memory of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey – Latest News | Queen Elizabeth II

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Former Poet Laureate, Carole Anne Duffy, who was appointed Queen in 2009, wrote a poem entitled “Daughter”, which is shared here exclusively, in honor of the monarch’s death.

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Further up Whitehall, Christina Burroughs sits with her back to the bollard. Although she’s met her queen once at her 1992 charity event when she was in her 30s, “I’ve always looked to her as a beacon,” she says. . “During the lockdown, when I said, “See you later,” It was great. It gave me a lot of hope. So I wanted to be here for her as she was for us. ‘ She sighs and clappes her hand on her cheek. “I don’t know how she would feel if she passed by,” she says. “Oh my god, I can’t believe it. We’ll never have another day like this in our lives.”

Food confiscated from those waiting for the Queen to lie down is being donated to charity, reports PA Media.

Food and drink are not permitted inside the Palace of Westminster and items will be confiscated.

Charity The Felix Project said it will collect more than two tons of food, mostly snacks like potato chips, chocolate and biscuits, and will also accept unwanted blankets.

Those who take 24 hours to complete the five-mile (5-mile) walk from Southwark Park to Westminster Hall come with plenty of food to pay their respects to the Queen.

Upon arrival at Victoria Tower Gardens, all non-perishable, unopened packages will be stored instead of being confiscated and discarded before access to the Houses of Parliament is permitted.

The Felix Project distributes items to thousands of community groups working together throughout the capital.

Charlotte Hill, chief executive of the charity, said:

of shipping London Commissioner Andy Byford said today would be “probably one of the busiest days” the service has ever faced.

It is difficult to say exactly how many additional people [will travel]but with potentially a million people in the immediate vicinity of the Royal Palace and Hyde Park footprints, we’re gearing up…

Yesterday, Trainline figures showed demand for the service was London Today was 56% above the level recorded on the same day the previous week. Rail companies such as the LNER and the East Midlands Railway have warned that services to London will be very busy.

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Robert Madeley and Christopher Clowes arrived at 4am from Regent’s Park in Leicestershire.

Perhaps puzzled by their clothing, the police escorted them to a restricted area before realizing their mistake.
“The challenge is always thinking there might be a better view 100 meters away,” says Madeley. “But I’m happy with our place.”

Robert Madeley and Christopher Clowes arrived at 4am from Regent’s Park in Leicestershire. pic.twitter.com/6SjchwhVlE

— Archie Brand (@archiebland) September 19, 2022

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Around 1 million people are expected to visit Central London today. Across the city towards Westminster Abbey, the usual sight of people going to work at 5:00 a.m. or returning home from a bank holiday night out, inside with tabards, crowd control signs, folding chairs and chairs. It begins to be replaced by the bored-looking steward of the couple. sandwich.

Veterans with badges full of chests, tourists with selfie sticks huddled under foil sheets, dogs in bow ties, women in black fascinators, and toilet lines at Westminster station. It meanders down the street. 430 am.

“I slept for two hours,” says William Sidhu, pointing to a phone booth that has just opened on Parliament Square. “I think I lost my place.”

The Queen’s death has sparked a strange hodgepodge of traditions and rituals not heard or seen since the death of her father, George VI, the last reigning monarch in 1952.

A more unusual protocol will be picked up at a dedication ceremony at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 4pm on Monday after the Queen’s coffin has been carried there after the actual funeral service at Westminster Abbey has concluded. You can

Windsor Castle, St George's Chapel on the far left.
Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel on the far left. Photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP

Officials are involved in this. “Crown Jeweler” Remove the crown from the coffin to symbolically separate the queen from the crown. again, chief chamberlainBaron Parker, former head of MI5, breaks his “office wand” and places it in a coffin, signifying the end of his service to the Queen.

PA Media reports:

During a devotional service performed by the Dean of Windsor, David Connor and the Imperial State Crown, the orb and scepter are lifted from the Queen’s coffin by the Crown Jewelers to finally separate the Queen from her crown PA media reported.

With the help of the Bargemaster and the Sergeant of Arms, the Crown Jewels are given to Dean, who places them on the main altar.

At the end of the final hymn, the King steps forward and places the Queen’s Company Camp Collar (a smaller version of the regiment’s Royal Standard) of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin.

The Grenadier Guards were the oldest of the Guards, and the Queen was their chief colonel.

Only one Royal Standard of Regiment was presented during the monarch’s reign and served as company colors throughout the Queen’s lifetime.

At the same time, former MI5 spy chief Baron Parker – Lord Chamberlain and senior member of the late Queen’s royal family – “breaks” his wand and places it in the coffin.

The ceremony of breaking the white staff marks the end of the Queen’s service as king.

As the coffin is lowered into the royal vault, the dean performs the psalms and commendations before the Garter King of Arms pronounces the Queen’s many styles and titles.

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When the stewards handed her the wristbands, the woman and her young female companion became the last to join the line-up to see the Queen lying.

“You are the last person in line,” he told her. According to footage shown on Sky News on Sunday night,.

The woman said, “Take care,” and was applauded by the stewards and others waiting to take her place through the cordon.

Barriers were set up to control the line near Tower Bridge after the last mourners had passed.
Barriers were set up to control the line near Tower Bridge after the last mourners had passed. Photo: Nariman El-Mofty/AP

Her relief was reflected by the groans from those who had their backs turned right behind her.

“I was totally pissed off,” said one dejected mourner.

The line to see the Queen’s coffin laying is now closed and the final mourners will be lining up for Westminster Hall in less than two hours from now.

The Ministry of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports said it confirmed that the last people in line had been in line since 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night.

Mourners line up on the South Bank of the River Thames to pay their respects at Westminster Hall on Sunday evening.
Mourners line up on the South Bank of the River Thames to pay their respects at Westminster Hall on Sunday evening. Photo: Jack Dredd/REX/Shutterstock
Rows of Westminster Hall seen through Deanley's Window in Southwark Cathedral.
Rows of Westminster Hall seen through Deanley’s Window in Southwark Cathedral. Photo: Jill Meade/The Guardian
Mourners line up to pay their final respects to the Queen on Sunday night.
Mourners line up to pay their final respects to the Queen on Sunday night. Photo: Jack Dredd/REX/Shutterstock

“The line to attend Her Majesty the Queen’s Lying Nation has reached final capacity and is now shutting out newcomers,” the ministry said.

“Don’t try to join the queue. The steward will manage those who are already nearby.
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6:30 a.m. – The Queen’s lying state ends

The lying state in which the Queen’s closed coffin was on public display at Westminster Hall from Wednesday comes to an end.

8am – Westminster Abbey opens

Westminster Abbey will be open to the congregation attending the Queen’s funeral. One of the largest gatherings of heads of state and royalty Britain has hosted in recent decades, the funeral will include European royalty and world leaders.

10:30 am – The Queen’s coffin is brought to the Abbey

The coffin is towed by 142 Royal Navy sailors and carried from Westminster Hall to the Abbey by gun carriage. Charles IIIjoined by members of the royal family as well as members of the royal family, follows the coffin.

10:52am – Procession arrives at Westminster Abbey

The procession arrives at the West Gate of Westminster Abbey, where a band of bearers made up of the Queen’s Guard carry the coffin from the gun carriage.

11am – service begins

A service begins, led by Dr. David Hoyle, Dean of the University of Westminster. The sermon is delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

11:55 am Last post

The last post is played, followed by 2 minutes of silence.

Noon – State Funeral Ends

The national anthem is played to conclude the state funeral. The coffin is then taken to the state artillery car.

12:15pm – Coffin procession to Wellington Arch

The procession, led by the King, consists of several groups, each accompanied by a service band. These groups include representatives of the NHS, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and federal military detachments. In Hyde Park, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire his gun every minute, and Big His Ben will ring out every minute the march marching through the streets.

1 p.m. – coffin placed in state hearse

The procession reaches Wellington Arch, where bearers transfer the coffin to a hearse before the car leaves for Windsor. There will be a royal salute and the national anthem will be played.

15:06 – Arrive in Windsor

The hearse arrives in Windsor and joins the procession for the long walk to Windsor Castle. The King and members of the royal family join before moving to St George’s Chapel for devotional services.

16:00 – Commit service started

The devotional service began at St. George’s Chapel, which was attended by some 800 people, including the King, royals, Commonwealth leaders, governors, mourners past and present of the Queen’s family, and personal staff throughout the Queen’s estates. includes. Blessed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, it will be moderated by the Dean of the University of Windsor. The Queen’s coffin is then lowered into the royal vault.

19:30 – private funeral

A private service attended only by the King and the Royal Family and conducted by the Dean of Windsor. The Queen’s coffin will be laid to rest at St George’s Church, along with Prince Philip and his parents, King George VI and the Empress.

Opening overview

Funeral after 10 days of formal mourning Queen Elizabeth II It takes place today in London.

It is a day of ceremonies and traditions and one of the largest gatherings of heads of state and other world leaders witnessed in recent years.

The last people in line to see the Queen lying in Westminster Hall will pass by Catafalque at 6:30am BST. This marks the end of the days of 5-mile (8 km) meandering processions along the River Thames, where commoners came to pay their respects.

This live blog will cover all the events of the day. Here’s how some other Guardian readers plan to use it:

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