US News: Elizabeth II funeral: Five things to know about the procession accompanying the coffin

The funeral of Elizabeth II will be held on September 19 in Westminster, millions of people expected

 The funeral of Elizabeth II will be held on September 19 in Westminster, millions of people expected © Copyright 2022, L'Obs The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, died Thursday September 8 in Scotland , will have the place Monday September 19 in London, the Buckingham Palais announced on Saturday. Managers around the world are expected for these funerals which will take place at the Westminster Abbey at 11 am London time (noon in Paris). King Charles III, his succeeded son, said a public holiday in the United Kingdom for the occasion.

The procession will lead the coffin of Queen Elizabeth to Westminster Abbey for her state funeral, then to Windsor for his burial

La foule réunie devant Westminster, le 17 septembre 2022, pour l'arrivée du cercueil de la reine Elizabeth II. © Charlie Varley/SIPA USA/SIPA The crowd gathered in front of Westminster, September 17, 2022, for the arrival of the Definite of Queen Elizabeth II. Tradition - The procession will lead the coffin of Queen Elizabeth to the Westminster Abbey for its state funeral, then to Windsor for its burial

The procession which will lead the coffin of Queen Elizabeth to Westminster Abbey For its state funeral, then towards Windsor for its burial, is in line in the tradition of the British monarchy.

Queen Elizabeth II.: State funeral on September 19 in London

 Queen Elizabeth II.: State funeral on September 19 in London The Buckingham Palace has announced the key data for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). As can be read, among other things, on Instagram , the "precautions for the funeral of their Majesty of the Queen" in London look as follows: "The state's dust of her majesty of the queen will take place on September 19 in the Westminster Abbey." The new King Charles III had said Monday. (73) As part of his proclamation as a British monarch on Saturday, declared a holiday on Saturday.

A team drawn by the Royal Navy

of the Royal Navy sailors will shoot with strings the team mounted on a cannon look carrying the deceased coffin, while others, or 142 in total, will follow to serve from brake to hitch.

This tradition dates back to the funeral of Queen Victoria in February 1901. The horses planned to pull the barrel of more than 2 tonnes, had panicked and rushed, threatening to bring down the coffin. The Prince Louis de Batenberg, Captain of the Royal Navy, then suggested to the new king, Edouard VII, that soldiers replace them.

Nine years later, on the death of Edouard VII, the same device was put in place, since then becoming a new essential ritual of royal and national funerals.

The carriers of the coffin

eight soldiers of the 1st battalion of the Queen's Company Grenadiers Guards will have the heavy task of carrying the coffin of the Queen of Westminster Hall until the look of Canon, then to take it inside Westminster abbey once the procession is completed.

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 coffin of the Queen accompanied: Charles III. leads mourning procession to King Charles III. (73) Together with his siblings Princess Anne (72), Prince Andrew (62) and Prince Edward (58) accompanied the coffin of his late mother Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) in a procession. From the forecourt of the Holyrood Palast, the coffin was brought to the St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh in a car. Thousands of people lined the procession to say goodbye to the Queen.

This regiment is one of the five infantry regiments of the Sovereign House Guard and one of the oldest regiments of the British army. The uniform of its members, recognizable by the high bear hat, was borrowed from the grenadiers of the Imperial Guard of Napoleon , defeated at Waterloo .

These soldiers will be accompanied by agents of the Queen's squire service.

Honor regiments

Three regiments will be particularly honored during the procession, walking very close to the Elizabeth II coffin.

The Yeomen of the Guard, the oldest military body of the British army created in 1485, and the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms are two old bodyguard units of the monarch, now confined to a ceremonial role.

The first always carry the red and gold uniform of the Tudor period (16th century). Among their still emblematic missions is the ceremony of the excavation of the cellars of the Parliament before the opening speech pronounced each year by the sovereign. They commemorate by this ritual the conspiracy of the powders, an attack failed against King Jacques Ier and the Parliament in 1605.

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They will be followed by members of the Royal Company of Archers, who were the bodyguards of Queen Elizabeth II When she was in Scotland . Detachments of other British regiments and Commonwealth , whose queen was the chief commander, will join the procession that will accompany Elizabeth II from Westminster Abbey to the Arche de Wellington.

The royal house of Elizabeth II

if the members of the royal family, led by the new King Charles III, will follow the coffin, the team will be preceded in particular by members of the royal house of the Queen Elizabeth II , Like the director of the Royal Collection, the +Comptroller +of the Lord Chamberlain office, one of the departments of the Royal House, or the private secretary of the Queen.

Before them, the orchestras of Cornemuses and Drums of Scottish and Irish regiments will advance, a Gurkhas brigade, soldiers of Nepalese origin but a member of the British army, or 200 musicians from the Royal Air Force.

Some 6,000 soldiers

6,000 soldiers, sailors or British army pilots will take part in the procession or will be deployed throughout the procession, said Admiral Tony Radakin, head of state -Major of the armies. On several occasions on the route of the coffin, they will make a royal greeting, for example by the way in front of the Memorial of Queen Victoria. "For all of us, it is our last duty to His Majesty the

Queen

and our first major duty towards His Majesty the King Charles," he said.

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