A two-minute nationwide silence will be held shortly before the state funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II concludes on Monday, palace officials have revealed.
The meticulously planned arrangements are set to be a fitting farewell to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, and will see King Charles III and members of the royal family walk behind the coffin once more as it is moved from the heart of the British parliamentary estate to Westminster Abbey for the hour-long service.
Speaking on behalf of the many agencies and departments involved in the funeral, the Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, said orchestrating the event was “both humbling and daunting.”
He added that it aimed to “unite people across the globe and resonate with people of all faiths, whilst fulfilling Her Majesty and her family’s wishes to pay a fitting tribute to an extraordinary reign.”
The Queen died a week ago age 96 at her country home of Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Heads of state, European royals and dignitaries from around the world will descend on the English capital to join the royal family in honoring the Queen’s life and unwavering service to the nation and Commonwealth next week.
While no official guest list has yet been published, invitations have been sent. US President Joe Biden was among the first to confirm his attendance at the event in London, at which 2,000 people are expected.
Post time: Sep-18-2022