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Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will be held in 10 days' time

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will be held in 10 days' time

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will be held in 10 days, following her death today, 8 September at Balmoral Castle.

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will be held in 10 days, following her death today at her estate in Balmoral Castle, Scotland.

News of her Her Majesty's passing was confirmed this evening (8 September), with an announcement posted to the gates of Buckingham Palace and the official website of the Royal Family.

Her children and grandchildren gathered at her estate in Scotland and as they and the country mourns, plans are being set in motion to honour the Queen.

There is a particular procedure in place for when the head of state dies, and here's what you can expect to see over the next few days.

Buckingham Palace has issued a statement, as has her family, and the prime minister. Ceremonial salutes are expected to take place at Hyde Park and Tower Hill.

The Accession Council will meet at St James Palace the following day, after which an official proclamation of the new King will be given.

In the afternoon, King Charles is expected to take an audience with the prime minister, leader of the opposition, archbishop of Canterbury, and the dean of Westminister.

Queen Elizabeth II was 96 when she passed away.
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On the second day, the Queen's coffin will be taken from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

And on the third day, there is expected to be a ceremonial procession down the Royal Mile, attended by the armed forces, royal family, and members of the public.

The Queen's body will be temporarily laid to rest at St Giles’ Cathedral for the public to pay their respects for 24 hours.

Then the following day, the Queen will be taken on a royal train to London St Pancras; the coffin is expected to arrive at Buckingham Palace on the fifth day, with a ceremony in London taking place proceeding the funeral.

Following this, on the sixth day the Queen's coffin will be mounted in the middle of Westminister Hall for the beginning of five days 'lying in state', and will be open to the public to pay their respects. It will be open to the public for 23 hours over three days.

Queen Elizabeth II spent more than 70 years on the throne.
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Then on the eve of the funeral, Charles, overseas officials, and VIPs are expected to pay their respects to the Queen.

The Queen's funeral is then expected to be held at Westminister Abbey, 10 days after her death.

There will be two minutes of silence across the UK, and after the hour-long service a procession will proceed through Hyde Park.

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