National Mourning: A complete timeline for the next 10 days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Few alive will witness her extraordinary life of devoted service. 70 years. 15 Prime Ministers. 1 Queen.
Following the death of her majesty the Queen, I am sharing a complete timeline of significant events that are expected to happen as the nation mourns her majesty the Queen in the wake of her passing.
Friday 9 September | Summary
From Balmoral, King Charles III and Queen Consort travel to London.
He will meet with Prime Minister Liz Truss for the first time as a monarch.
Additionally, he will meet with the Duke of Norfolk, who is in charge of the state burial and accession.
Carefully choreographed plans code-named Operation London Bridge include Operation Unicorn, the contingency in the event of the Queen dying in Scotland.
Saturday 10 September | Summary
The Privy Council, a group of prominent lawmakers and judges who advise the monarch, will hear the new king’s oath and personal statement on Saturday at 10:00 am.
The King’s first address to the people is televised in the entire city and across the nation.
At 1:00 p.m., the Union flags will raise to full mast once more and stay there for 24 hours, marking the time of the proclamations, before lowering to half-mast once more.
The Prime Minister and Cabinet will also meet with the King.
Sunday, September 11 | Summary
The Queen’s casket is expected to be carried by road to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Proclamations may be read simultaneously at noon in the Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish parliaments.
Monday, September 12 | Summary
A ceremonial procession is anticipated alongside the Royal Mile to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.
There will be a motion of condolence at Westminster.
The King will travel to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in the coming days as part of Operation Spring Tide.
Tuesday, September 13 | Summary
The casket is to be taken to London, where it rests at Buckingham Palace.
Rehearsals are held for the procession of the casket from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster.
Wednesday, September 14 | Summary
The Queen’s lying in state is expected to start in Westminister hall after a ceremonial procession through London.
It ends in four full days.
When the casket arrives, the Archbishop of Canterbury conducts a short service.
The procession begins, with crowds expected to pass by the casket to pay their respects over the next five days.
In some cases, senior members of the royal family are expected to stand guard around the casket, a tradition known as the Vigil of the Princes.
Thursday, September 15 | Summary
The Queen’s lying in state will continue until Sunday, September 18.
Friday, September 16 — Sunday, September 18 | Summary
The Queen’s lying in state will continue for the following three days. Heads of state will come to the funeral.
Monday, September 19 | Summary
Westminster Abbey is anticipated to host the state funeral for the Queen.
Her coffin is anticipated to be transported on foot by family members from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey in a carriage drawn by navy ratings.
The service will be broadcast on television, and a two-minute moment of silence will be observed.
The Queen’s body is brought to Windsor Castle after the funeral for a televised memorial service.
Her final resting place will be in the King George VI memorial chapel in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor after the coffin is lowered into the royal vault.
Senior members of the royal family attend private funerals.