The funeral is being placed in Westminster Abbey, which has an illustrious past. The abbey was not only the location of Britain’s monarchical coronations since 1066, but it also had particular significance for the late queen over her 96+ years.
Princess Elizabeth, just 21 years old, wed Prince Philip at the altar of Westminster Abbey in 1947. Her coronation was placed here five years later.
The 2011 wedding of her grandson Prince William to Kate Middleton would bring her family happiness. Funerals for the queen’s mother in 2002 and her husband in 2021 would bring forth further family grief.
King George II’s funeral was held in Westminster Abbey’s actual chapel for the final time, 262 years ago.
“Westminster Abbey is seen here. This is the queen, her majesty. You may anticipate seeing tradition in action — wonderful, live tradition in action, “The ceremony will be presided over by the Very Reverend Dr. David Hoyle, who was chosen by the queen to serve as the 39th Dean of Westminster Abbey.
“In my opinion, the abbey’s and, to some part, my role is to continue weaving the tale in order to demonstrate that, even in these very polarized and tumultuous times, all of this can be brought together, atoned for, and celebrated. So, the abbey serves as both the beginning and the conclusion of her majesty’s reign. The tale is being put together a little more now.”