on monday, Queen Elizabeth II He will be the first monarch to hold a funeral at Westminster Abbey since George II in 1760.
Worship service will be held at 11:00 am. Her coffin is then carried by foot procession from the Abbey to Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner, London, and then by hearse to Windsor Castle and her final resting place at St George’s. chapel.
Although the monastery can accommodate 2,000 mourners, only heads of state, prime ministers, presidents, European royalty, or specially invited dignitaries of public life are allowed to attend the service directly.
Thousands of people are expected to travel to London, particularly the Malls, to bid final farewells during funeral processions, but outside the capital, to see the Queen’s funeral in cathedrals, parks and other public venues. Hundreds of thousands more are expected to flock to the United Kingdom.
More than 20 cathedrals, including Chester, Norwich, Manchester, Guildford and Winchester, host events showcasing their services.
Large screens have been installed in towns and cities to broadcast the service at locations such as Hull City Hall, Bradford Cathedral, Exchange Square in Manchester, Millennium Square in Leeds, Lincoln Cathedral, Ripon Cathedral and Cornhill in Ipswich. will be
In Birmingham, the ceremony will be shown on the big screen in Centenary Square. Birmingham City Council Leader Ian Ward said: [so] The square becomes a local, accessible space for people to contemplate. ”
In Coventry, the Council is setting up a screen in University Square. This week, we are urging those who want to attend to “dress appropriately for the weather, think of others, and if it’s raining don’t bring a golf umbrella to keep your view open.” did.
Meanwhile, Exeter Council are showing funerals on the big screens at Northern Hay Gardens and Exeter City Football Club. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and doors open at 9am. Dogs are allowed, but alcohol is prohibited.
Several cinema chains are showing funerals, but no popcorn: Vue says most of its 91 venues are showing screenings, but retailers are expected to close. However, guests are provided with complimentary bottles of water during the broadcast.
Both Vue and Curzon say most venues are already at capacity. Cinema his chain Arc said on Twitter, “This is a free event, but pre-reservation of seats is essential. No other shows will be running while the funeral is on air.”
Most pubs are open and expected to provide service. Stonegate Group, the UK’s largest pub operator with brands such as Slug & Lettuce and Walkabout, has already confirmed that the funeral will take place at the venue, as has brewer Fuller.
Wetherspoon’s said most of the pubs will be closed for the funeral and will only open at 1pm after the funeral. Exceptions are pubs in train stations, airports and venues in central London.
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