Final farewell: Detailed plot of Queen Elizabeth II’s final journey from Balmoral to London and her funeral on 19 September

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died on September 8, 2022, and since then her coffin has been kept in the ballroom at Balmoral, where hundreds of visitors came to pay their respects and say a final farewell to their queen. . Today, September 11, also marks the start of the first leg of Queen Elizabeth II’s final journey — where her coffin is carried from Balmoral to Edinburgh.

The Queen had fond childhood memories of the ballroom at Balmoral. It is noted that in 1852, the Queen’s parents had started an annual ball to please their staff – a family tradition that has continued to this day. So the Queen has been dancing in the ballroom of Balmoral Castle since she was a young lady at the age of 12.

According to a detailed plan of the Queen’s final journey before her funeral on September 19, 2022, Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was taken from the ballroom of Balmoral Castle in Scotland, through the nearby cities of Aberdeen and Dundee. The process started at 10 am. UK time from Balmoral by road and is expected to arrive at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh by 16:00 UK time.

Step-by-step details of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin journey:

– The Queen’s coffin will arrive at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh at 4pm UK time on 11 September 2022. It will lie in repose in the throne room at the Palace until the evening of 12 September (Monday).

– On the evening of September 12 (Monday), ‘a procession will form in the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to carry the coffin to St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh. The King and members of the royal family will take part in the procession and attend a service at St Giles’ Cathedral to receive the coffin,” according to a statement from the royal family. The Queen’s coffin will lie in state at St Giles’ Cathedral, where Scots can visit to pay their last respects.

– On the evening of 13 September 2022 (Tuesday), the Queen’s coffin will be accompanied by Princess Royal Anne and together they will travel from Scotland by Royal Air Force aircraft to RAF Northolt. The Queen’s coffin will then travel by road to the Bow Room at Buckingham Palace.

– On September 14 (Wednesday), the Queen’s coffin “will be carried in procession in a Royal Horse Artillery gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, where the Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall until morning of the State Funeral (on September 19, according to a statement from the Royal Family. King Charles III will lead the procession behind the carriage which will carry the Queen’s coffin.

– During Lying-in-State, the general public will be allowed to visit Westminster Hall to pay their last respects to the Queen.

– On the morning of 19 September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will be carried in procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey. A State funeral will be held.

– “Following the State Funeral, the Coffin will travel in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From Wellington Arch, the Coffin will travel to Windsor and once there, the State Dearse will travel in procession to St. Mary’s Chapel. George, at Windsor Castle via the Long Walk. A commitment will then take place at St George’s Chapel,” according to a statement from the royal family.

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