London: The committal service comes to an end as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was lowered into the royal vault.
The longest-serving monarch of the UK – Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
- Queen Elizabeth II coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault as the committal service comes to an end.
- The jewells are removed from the Queen’s Coffin ahead of the final hymn during the committal service.
- Queen’s coffin arrive at the St George’s Chapel.
- She will be buried in the royal vault of King George VI’s Memorial Chapel – part of St George’s Chapel.
- A simple service now begins inside the St George’s Chapel.
- According to BBC, the service will be led by David Conner, Dean of Windsor and blessing will be pronounced by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
- The procession has now turned and is taking part in the long walk.
- A two-minute silence in a poignant nationwide tribute as a final farewell to the country’s longest serving monarch.
- According to a BBC report, the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and members of the clergy, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, have taken up their places on the steps leading to St George’s Chapel.
- Leaders and monarchs from across the globe gathered in London on Monday to bid farewell to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at a state funeral.
- Following the state funeral, the coffin will travel in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch, after which the coffin will travel to Windsor and once there, the State Hearse will travel in procession to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle via the Long Walk.
- A Committal Service will then take place in St George’s Chapel after which Queen Elizabeth II will be buried in the castle’s King George VI Memorial Chapel.
- Numerous guests ranging from political heads of countries to distinct royal family members and dignitaries from across the globe will fly to the UK for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s funeral is the first state funeral in the UK since Winston Churchill’s in 1965.
- A state funeral means that the UK government has officially declared the day of the funeral as a bank holiday.
- President Droupadi Murmu arrived in London to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral on September 17 and offered condolences on behalf of the government of India.
- Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden Sunday also expressed his condolences to the royal family.
- While mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth, Biden remembered Queen’s warm candour and said, “The way she touched when she leaned over. The way — she had that look like, “Are you okay? Anything I can do for you? What do you need?” And then also, “Make sure you do what you’re supposed to do,” Biden said adding that she reminded him of his mother.
- Moreover, senior citizens and children are among those camping along the funeral routes, for over 48 hours in some cases, to bid a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
- Notably, the funeral service will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster, and readings will be given by Patricia Scotland, the secretary general of the Commonwealth, and Prime Minister Liz Truss. The sermon will be delivered by Canterbury’s archbishop, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.
- Two minutes of silence will be observed across Britain towards the end of the ceremony. The service is expected to end around 12 pm (UK time).
- The Queen was born on April 21, 1926, at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York – who later became King George VI – and Queen Elizabeth.