London’s longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II who died on September 8, 2022 has been mourned all around the world.
Her impact was felt not just by the United Kingdom (UK) but by the common wealth nations and countries all around the world.
The Herald recalls that on April 21, 1947 the late Queen Elizabeth II while in South Africa had pledged to ‘serve the people with all her life whether it be short or long’.
The Queen’s speech “I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”
Although there have been mixed reactions after the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced by the palace.
Some people called up the colonization that their countries and fore fathers suffered and expressed their distaste at the treatment.
While thousands of persons gathered all around the UK to mourn the death of Britain’ longest ruling monarch, a few persons were said to have carried signs saying King Charles III (who ascended the throne after his mother’s death) is not their King.
Also during the procession the presence of Prince Andrew in the public raised some concerns over his alleged sexual assault.
Prince Andrew was stripped of his honorary military roles in January, 2022 amid the uproar over a lawsuit alleging he had sex with a 17-year-old girl and concerns that the scandal would tarnish the House of Windsor.
Prime Minister Liz Truss, who met with Queen Elizabeth II just two days before her death, will be present, as will Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford.
The White House has confirmed that Joe Biden, the President of the United States, will attend the funeral with his wife Jill.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia.
Governor-General David Hurley of Australia
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand
Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica
Governor-General Patrick Allen of Jamaica
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh
Prime Minister James Marape of Papua New Guinea
Governor-General Bob Dadae of Papua New Guinea
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa
President Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka
President Paula-Mae Weekes of Trinidad and Tobago
President Droupadi Murmu of India
Taoiseach (similar to ‘Prime Minister’) Micheál Martin of Ireland
President Michael D. Higgins of Ireland
President Emmanuel Macron of France
President Alexander Van der Bellen of Austria
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany
President Sergio Mattarella of Italy
President Isaac Herzog of Israel
President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazi
President Sauli Niinistö of Finland
President Hage Geingob of Namibia
President Yoon Suk-Yeol of South Korea
President Katalin Novak of Hungary
President Egils Levits of Latvia
President Andrzej Duda of Poland
President Gitanas Nauseda of Lithuania
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
European Council President Charles Michel
All Victoria Cross and George Cross recipients, as well as the nearly 200 people honored at the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June, will be able to attend.
According to a Prime Minister’s spokesperson, the recipients of the birthday honors were “drawn from across the UK for their extraordinary contributions in areas including the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, people who volunteered in their communities, charity workers, and those who work in healthcare, education, and the wider public sector.”
Queen Elizabeth II’s burial arrangement
Before her death, the Queen had planned her funeral to the final point, including burial arrangements and the lying in state.
The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022.
Buckingham Palace has released specific details about the funeral schedule, which includes the following broad categories of people: heads of state, overseas government representatives, foreign royal families, governors general, and realm prime ministers.
6:30 a.m.: The final members of the public are admitted, and lying in state comes to an end.
READ ALSO: iOS 16: Apple’s new software and its updates
The Queen’s coffin is carried in a procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for her funeral at 10.44 a.m. King Charles, members of the royal family, and members of the King’s household will follow the coffin.
The Queen’s State Funeral begins at 11 a.m. Royals from around the world, as well as heads of state and other dignitaries, will be in attendance.
11:55 a.m.: Last Post will be sounded, followed by a two-minute silence in the Abbey and throughout the United Kingdom.
The State Funeral Service will conclude at 12:00 p.m. with the National Anthem.
12 noon.: The Queen’s coffin will be carried in procession to Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner, where it will arrive around 1:00 p.m. King Charles and the royal family will lead the procession once more.
Afternoon: The coffin is transported to Windsor in the State Hearse. When the coffin arrives in Windsor, the State Hearse will slow to join a procession to St George’s Chapel in Windsor for the Committal Service.
Members of the royal family will join the procession in Windsor Castle’s quadrangle.
A Committal Service will be held in St George’s Chapel at 4:00 p.m.
The congregation will include past and present members of The Queen’s Household, as well as members of the royal family.
The Dean of Windsor will say a Psalm and the Commendation before Garter King of Arms pronounces Her Majesty’s styles and titles as The Queen’s Coffin is lowered into the Royal Vault.
7:30 p.m.: The King and members of the royal family will attend a private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel later that evening.