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Dean of Westminster: The Queen's funeral will be 'very personal' | Entertainment

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The Dean of Westminster said Queen Elizabeth’s funeral was “very personal” and would be “very difficult” for the royal family.

Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle admitted he was “nervous” two days ago with the heavy responsibility of officiating the late King’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday (19.09.22).

In an interview with BBC’s Reeta Chakrabarti, he said what to expect: A very extraordinary celebration of life. This is an occasion for all of us to mourn to remember all. And this is also where we focus, the life of the nation and the Commonwealth. It is the job. ”

When asked if he was nervous, he replied, “If I sit still for too long and start thinking about the significance of the moment and the gazes that are on you, yes, to be honest, of course. Yes there’s a huge sense of privilege.. I mean what a great place to be in a moment like this. I’ll step up to the opportunity.It’s okay..”

The Queen will be buried with her husband, Prince Philip, at a private funeral later that evening.

The 96-year-old monarch died on September 8th and her remains are now in Westminster Hall ahead of her funeral.

Her state funeral will be held at 11am on Monday, followed by a devotional service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor at 4pm, before being buried alongside the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99. 7:30pm.

When the rest period ends on Monday morning, the coffin will be transported to Westminster Abbey in the carriage previously used for the funerals of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Winston Churchill and the Earl of Mountbatten. .

The King and senior members of the royal family walk behind the coffin on the short journey to Westminster Abbey. There, world leaders, emergency services workers, representatives of the Commonwealth, and patrons of the Queen’s charitable foundations join the wider televised royal family.

Details of the service have yet to be announced, but Prime Minister Liz Truss and Scottish Commonwealth Secretary Baroness Scotland will read the lessons.

Towards the end of the service, Last Post will play, followed by a two-minute silence across the country. A wail played by the Queen’s piper then marks the end of the service.

Recognizing their work during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, National Health Service (NHS) staff traveled from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch and the coffin as the journey to Windsor began. I was given the honor of walking forward.

They are joined in procession by officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, representatives of the Northern Irish Police and members of the British Armed Forces.

From Wellington Arch, coffins are taken by hearse to Windsor, and the public is expected to line the route up the Long Walk from Shaw Farm Gate.

The dedication ceremony is also televised, but not the burial at King George VI Memorial Chapel.

During devotional service, the Crown Jeweler removes the Imperial State Crown, Orb, and Scepter from the coffin and places them in High Altar. The Lord Chamberlain then breaks the wand over the coffin and lowers it into the royal vault. can not see.

The coffins of the Queen and Philip were later moved to the chapel and buried together.