The funeral home. The chimes of Big Ben. The procession. The exception to the centuries-old tradition. And then, the royals and the heads of state and government present. In addition to the millions connected from all over the world. While the dress rehearsals have already begunElizabeth of England, the funeral after 70 years of reign Photo Video
The funeral of Elizabeth II of England will be the most important media event of 2022. Thousands of people will be present at the funeral: over 2 thousand political offices, including royals, presidents of the Republic and heads of government from all over the world, who will be present. And millions will be connected around the world. The ceremony will be officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be filmed and broadcast on TV - Photo | video 1 | video 2 | video 3 | video 4
SALMA TO WESTMINSTER - The body is expected to arrive at Westminster Hall on Wednesday 13th. The mortuary of the longest-lived monarch in history will be open from 14 September at 5.00 pm until 6.30 am on 19 September. The funeral ceremony is scheduled for Monday 19 September at 11 am. The tolling of Big Ben at 9 will kick off the procession that will carry the coffin from the Palace of Westminster to the Abbey. A choice that breaks years of royal tradition as it will be the first time that a funeral service will be held at Westminster Abbey for a British monarch.
THE BROTHERS SIDE BY SIDE - Certainly there will be the complete Royal Family, starting with King Charles and queen consort Camilla, together with the heir to the throne William with his wife Kate and three children, and of course Harry and Meghan, while the participation of Archie and Lilibet. There will also be the other children of the queen: the princes Edoardo, Andrea and Princess Anna, with their respective spouses and children. William and Harry will walk side by side behind their grandmother's coffin during the service, the favorite grandson will be banned from the military uniform which instead, perhaps, will be dressed by Andrea.
THE PLACE OF THE BURIAL - The Queen will be interred in the Royal Vault at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire alongside her late husband, Prince Philip, her sister, Princess Margaret and parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. . Between confirmations and invitations awaiting an answer, there is a bet on a parterre of crowned heads: the Bourbons of Spain have already confirmed; the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha of Belgium; the Orange-Nassau of the Netherlands; the Schleswig-Holsteins of Norway; the Glücksburg of Denmark and also the Bernadotte of Sweden.
THE GREAT ABSENT - A small yellow has opened on the presence of Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin says that “the presence of the president is not taken into consideration. We will await the announcement of the protocol of the ceremony before deciding who to send on behalf of Moscow '. London, on the other hand, makes it known that he had not been invited ... The condolences of the rite instead had arrived in recent days from Putin: 'For decades, Queen Elizabeth II has rightly enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects and authority on the world stage' .
Andrew of England challenged during the funeral procession - guard
THE WORLD LEADERS - For Italy, the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella will be present. Prime Minister Mario Draghi, on a mission at the UN in those days, should not go, the plenary session will be held in New York on 20 September. Among the world leaders also US President Joe Biden with his wife Jill, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Jair Bolsonaro and the Japanese Emperor Naruhito, doubts still on the Indian Narendha Modi and the Chinese Xi Jinping.Source: oggi.it