Great Britain’s longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II shall be laid to rest on Monday. The live telecast of the event shall be broadcasted worldwide.
Amidst the presence of the dignitaries gathered to attend the Queen Elizabeth’s II funeral, she shall be laid to rest on Monday. The funeral is being telecasted live, as the whole world watches. Britain’s longest reigning monarch passed away on September 8 after seven decades on the throne. Dignitaries from all over the world including US president Joe Biden and Indian president Droupadi Murmu, have started arriving in London. There shall be tight security as over 2000 dignitaries are expected in attendance to attend the state funeral. The service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle will have 800 guests.
Details of Queen Elizabeth’s II Funeral
Public can view the funeral procession, as it travels from Westminster Abbey to Windsor Castle, while viewers across the world can livestream the event on various platforms, including prominent media channels. Also, the funeral shall follow 10 days of mourning. with people paying their last respects to the queen. Besides the funeral ceremony shall be live streamed on You Tube and other platforms. All the major media channels like BBC, ITV and Sky News will cover the event in the UK. People can also watch the entire procession live from different parts of the world.
UK makes preparation for Queen Elizabeth’s II funeral
There are barriers constructed in order to manage the crowds. Areas around Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace have been cordoned. Close to one million people are expected to visit London on Monday, as per transport authorities. Around 250 extra rail services will run to move people in and out of the city. Also, big screens across parks are prepared for the screening of the funeral. Additionally, screens are put up across the UK, including in London’s Hyde Park, Sheffield’s Cathedral Square, Birmingham’s Centenary Square, Carlisle’s Bitts Park, Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park and Coleraine Town Hall in Northern Ireland, DCMS said.
UK Government announces September 19 a national bank holiday
Tomorrow is the day when the Queen shall be laid to rest. As a mark of respect, tomorrow September 19 will be a national bank holiday to “allow individuals, businesses and other organizations to pay their respects” to the queen. Several companies and pubs are yet to take a final call on whether they will declare a holiday or not.