Because the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral attracts nearer, extra particulars are beginning to sharpen into focus — particulars that the queen had a heavy hand in planning herself. In response to the BBC, Queen Elizabeth authorised the plans for her funeral lengthy earlier than she died final week (September 8).
Not solely did the queen play a job in designing her hearse, however she additionally requested a piper be included within the ceremony. The piper, the BBC experiences, will likely be enjoying a lament each on the finish of the funeral and whereas the Archbishop of Canterbury reads a blessing over Queen Elizabeth’s casket because it descends into the royal vault. Earlier than this occurs, nonetheless, the Mirror experiences King Charles III will put The Queen’s Firm Camp Color of the Grenadier Guards on his mom’s coffin. These are “probably the most senior of the Foot Guard regiments,” the Mirror explains, of which the queen was the Colonel in Chief.
The Queen’s private selections are additionally alleged to have a significant affect on not simply the songs and the readings, however the order of the service as properly, per the BBC.
Overseen by Earl Mashal, the Duke of Norfolk, the Queen’s funeral on September 19 will even characteristic acquainted scenes: Prince William, Prince of Wales, strolling subsequent to his brother, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex; a flag-draped casket being pulled in a gun carriage by 142 Royal Navy sailors — the identical gun carriage that carried Queen Victoria throughout her funeral (through iNews).