By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 19 September 2022 • 17:40
Queen Elizabeth II
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The final church service brings to an end a long day in which pomp and ceremony took pride of place, with thousands coming out to line the streets to see the procession and to pay their last respects.
The UK can rightly be proud of those involved in the organisation of the funeral and in those who accompanied the coffin in its slow progress along the streets of London and the grounds of Windsor Castle.
With the procession beamed to TV screens across the world, there is hardly a country that did not watch or get to see what proved to be a peaceful day devoid of any troubles or security risks.
It is now time for the family to be on their own and to lay their mother and grandmother to rest.
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The schedule for today’s proceedings are as follows:
6:30 am – Westminster Hall doors closed
10.44 am – The Queen’s coffin is moved to Westminster Abbey
11:00 am – the service begins
11:55 am – A two-minute silence will be held
12:15 am – A public procession will start with the coffin being moved to Wellington Arch via Broad Sanctuary, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, Horse Guards Road, The Mall and Constitution Hill
2:30 pm – The coffin will then be carried by the state hearse to Windsor
3;10 pm – The hearse arrives in Albert Road and will travel via Long Walk to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle
A private committal service will take place afterwards with the Queen being buried next to Prince Phillip.
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Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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