Prior to the Queen’s funeral on Monday, which will conclude with a two-minute national moment of silence as a “fitting tribute to an extraordinary reign,” King Charles and the Queen’s three other children will hold a 15-minute vigil at her coffin on Friday night, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

He claimed that having the “honor and huge responsibility” of overseeing an event that will be seen by billions of people all around the world was “both humbling and terrifying.” The recent events, he continued, “remind us of the power of our Constitution, a form of government that is the envy of the world in so many respects.”

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The Duke has laid out his plans and revealed that the King, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex will mount a 15-minute vigil around the Queen’s coffin as it lies in state at 7.30pm on Friday. The siblings did the same thing in Edinburgh earlier this week in the

Three hours prior to the service’s start time of 11am on Monday, the Westminster Abbey doors will open at 8am when the 2,000 VIP attendees start to take their seats. Her Majesty will arrive at 10.52am in Westminster Hall on the same gun carriage that took her mother and father to their burials.

Moving elements of the funeral will include the sounding of the Last Post at 11.55am as the service nears its end, followed by a two-minute national silence which will be observed by the abbey congregation and by millions across the UK.

It has also been announced that the Queen’s family, including her children, will follow her coffin as it leaves Westminster Abbey at 12:15 p.m. Her Majesty will then be transported to Windsor to be buried next to her beloved husband Prince Philip. At 3.15 p.m., Her Majesty’s hearse will pull up to the Long Walk, where members of the public can pay their respects.


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