LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II will be cremated with state honors on September 19 at 11am local time at Westminster Abbey in London. Buckingham Palace made the announcement on Saturday.
Before the funeral, the body of the late British Queen will be kept at Westminster Hall for four days, where the public will be able to pay their last respects to her.
“During this time the general public will have the opportunity to visit Westminster Hall to pay tribute to the Queen,” the palace statement said. will be taken from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where prayers for the Queen’s funeral will be held with state honors.
The coffin will then be taken in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch in London to travel to Windsor. The final visit to Windsor will culminate at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle where the Queen’s late husband – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – is buried.
Britain’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96 years old. He ruled for 70 years.