Date and location of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral set

LONDON – Palace officials say Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London after the public has had the opportunity to pay their last respects to the monarch.

Elizabeth, the country’s oldest ruler, died on Thursday during her summer retreat in the Scottish Highlands.

Details of the 96-year-old Queen’s funeral will be released later, but organizers on Saturday described the ceremony as “a fitting farewell to one of the defining figures of our time”.

Palace officials said there would be opportunities to view the late sovereign’s oak coffin as it traveled from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to Edinburgh and back to London, where her body will rest in state for four days from Wednesday.

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— King Charles III is officially proclaimed monarch in London

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“What will happen to all the coins that feature the queen?”

– Live updates: Prime Minister Liz Truss and other lawmakers swear loyalty to the King

— Explainer: The formal rules around the accession of Charles

—- Mourners in the street: Heartfelt grief flows across Britain

“Will Charles be loved by his subjects as his mother was?”

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— “A constant in my life”: the world mourns Queen Elizabeth II

— Camilla becomes queen consort after a long winding road

– Find more AP coverage here: https://apnews.com/hub/queen-elizabeth-ii

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