Westminster Abbey was the site of the wedding, coronation and now her funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

This has been officially announced the funeral of the queenl takes place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September at 11am.

The Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, confirmed the news last night.

This is the first time in over 260 years that a ruler’s funeral has been held at the abbey.

The last was that of George II in 1760.

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The Queen’s funeral takes place in Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey has been the site of many significant events in the Queen’s life, with most of her milestones in both her private life and public service taking place there.

The queen was Both married and were crowned at Westminster Abbey.

Princess Elizabeth was 21 when she married her prince on Thursday 20 November 1947 in the area around the church in central London.

More than 2,000 guests gathered inside and awaited the royal bride.

Just five years after her marriage, the princess became Queen Elizabeth II after the death of her father, George VI.

Sixteen months later, on June 2, 1953, she was crowned at the Abbey.

During the service, the Queen took the oath and was anointed, wearing St Edward’s Crown.

An estimated 27 million people in Britain watched the ceremony on TV after the Queen agreed it could be televised.

The Abbey has also been the scene of romantic royal celebrations for the Queen.

She saw her daughter, Princess Anne, marry Captain Mark Phillips in church in 1973, and her second son, the Duke of York, married Sarah Ferguson in 1986.


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In 2011, her grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, now the Prince of Wales, also took the vows from Kate Middleton, while millions around the world watched.

The Queen often took her family to the Abbey to attend Thanksgiving or commemorative events such as a service to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award ceremony in 2016.

The church also commemorated the loss of her mother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and her former daughter-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Queen Mother’s funeral was held at the Abbey in 2002, five years after Diana’s.

The Gothic church – officially called the Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster – has been the coronation church since 1066.

The Queen was born on the 38th.

It is also the final resting place of 17 monarchs including Charles II and Elizabeth I.

When is the Queen’s funeral?

The Queen’s funeral will take place on September 19 at 11am.

This comes as it was announced that the Queen’s coffin, which lies in the Ballroom of Balmoral Castle, would take a six-hour journey by hearse by road to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Sunday 11 September.

Ahead of the funeral, the Queen will lie in Westminster Hall for “four clear days” from Wednesday September 14, a senior palace official has said.

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