National mourning for Queen Elizabeth II: how many days it lasts and what happens in the UK

National mourning for Queen Elizabeth II: how many days it lasts and what happens in the UK

Death of Queen Elizabeth II

What will happen in the days leading up to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, scheduled for the 19th of September: 12 days of national mourning are planned, during which a series of activities will be interrupted.

Author: Ida Artiaco

Death of Queen Elizabeth II

The whole world is mourning the death of queen elizabeth II from UK.

The sovereign died on 8 September in the Scottish castle of balmoralsurrounded by his sons Carlo, Anna, Andrea and Edoardo, and by his nephews William and Harry, leaving the throne after 70 years of reign.

This is an event that has profoundly destabilized the UK, which will now face numerous changes from now on. Starting with the proclamation of Charles as the new king.

What will happen in the next few days is established by a strict protocol: until the day of the state funeral, which will be celebrated on September 19, period of national mourning lasting 12 days, during which a series of activities will be interrupted.

What National Mourning Provides

National mourning will last 12 days and will be confirmed and sanctioned by the government. During this period, Elizabeth’s coffin will be exposed to popular treats in accordance with a strict program.

Most activities during national mourning will be stopped, such as sports event, starting with the Premier League.

What happens in the UK until the funeral

Specifically, on the 10th of September the queen’s coffin will depart from Balmoral towards the Palace of Holyroodhouse of Edinburgh, where it will be shown. Ceremony also a cardiff AND Belfast in 12.

On September 12, late in the evening, Elizabeth’s coffin is expected to be taken to Edinburgh’s Waverley station. The royal train will transfer you to the station at night St Pancras in London. Charles will fly to Northern Ireland, where he will receive a message of condolence at Hillsborough Castle and will go to Belfast Cathedral for prayer and remembrance of the Queen’s life.

On the 13th of September the Queen’s body will finally arrive in Buckingham Palace where it will remain for a few hours and then it will be carried in procession, in the first great ceremonial act that precedes the funeral, to Westminster Hall, where it will remain for another 5 days. It will be placed on a coffin in the middle of Westminster Hall, which will be open to the public 23 hours a day.

Private mourning for the royal family, what it involves and how long it lasts

After the state funeral, which will take place on 19 September, the Queen’s coffin will be transferred on the same day to the St. George’s Chapel in the castle of windsorwhere a ceremony private for the royal family.

The sovereign will be buried in the area where her parents and sister already rest, the King George VI Memorial Chapel. The husband Philip he was buried in another part of St. George’s Chapel, but will later be transferred to his wife’s side.

Not just national mourning. The British royal family will also observe a period of private mourning, the duration of which will soon be decided by King Charles III and which could last until one month.

Source: Fan Page IT

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