Queen’s funeral: who are the pallbearers in Monday’s procession?

That Queen’s funeral will mark an important moment in history as the nation thanks Her late Majesty for 70 years of public service.

The Queen died peacefully in Balmoral on Thursday September 8, sparking a period of national mourning, but Monday’s state funeral will celebrate the life of Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

The beloved monarch’s coffin will make its way to Windsor Castle after the funeral from Westminster Abbey, where the funeral service will be held at St George’s Chapel.

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Carried by the military party of bearers, the coffin will be trailed in procession with members of the royal family behind it.

Who are the pallbearers at the Queen’s State Funeral?

The pallbearers are from Queen Elizabeth’s unit, of which she was company commander.

Soldiers from the Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards were chosen to lift the coffin during the service at Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle.

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A senior officer was in charge of day-to-day control, the former sovereign’s bond with her husbands was strong, and they will pay tribute to her during the service.

The Queen’s Company will keep its name until the monarch is buried.

The name is expected to be changed at a later date to mark the new king.

Former British Army soldier Major Adrian Weale told the PA news agency: “They became the Queen’s Company immediately after the death of George VI and the Queen has been in command ever since.

“Their job is to protect their bodies, both in life and in death, and they remain the Queen’s company until King Charles decides otherwise.

“Their duties will then be passed on to the next monarch.”

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The coffin will be taken from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the 11am service.

A public procession begins at 12.15pm as the Queen’s coffin makes the 1.5 mile journey from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch in London.

It is then carried by the state hearse to Windsor Castle in Berkshire, where the Queen is buried.

On the day the Queen died, the unit was deployed to and brought back from operations in Iraq.

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