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Mourners Gather for Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral by Mark Landler

Live from London and Windsor, full coverage of The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey and the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. In the morning His Majesty The King, together with other members of the Royal Family, Heads of State, and dignitaries from around the world will gather at Westminster Abbey for the State Funeral. Following the service, one of the largest military processions ever assembled will accompany the cortège as it processes through central London before The Queen’s final journey home to Windsor Castle. Once in Windsor, HM The King and members of the Royal Family will join the congregation for the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel. Throughout the day, special guests with personal connections to Queen Elizabeth II and royal experts will share their thoughts and analysis on this historic occasion and pay tribute to The Queen’s incredible life of service and duty. The programme will be presented by Huw Edwards in London and Kirsty Young in Windsor with commentary from Fergal Keane at Westminster Abbey in London and David Dimbleby in Windsor.

Here’s the latest on Queen Elizabeth’s funeral today.

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest on Monday after a majestic state funeral at Westminster Abbey and a grand procession to Windsor Castle expected to draw a vast crowd, potentially running into the hundreds of thousands, as Britain bids a last farewell to its longest-serving monarch.

It is the culmination of 10 days of mourning since the queen died on Sept. 8 in Scotland — a time of unifying grief and disorienting change — and everything about the day will stretch precedents for such gatherings.

Music plays an enormous role in British royal ceremonies, particularly funerals — like Queen Elizabeth II’s on Monday — which function as both state and religious rituals. Because the British monarch is also head of the Church of England, the sounds of these events are often tied to the Anglican musical tradition, springing out of the post-English Reformation Church.

Since 1603, much of the royal funeral’s format has stayed the same, while some aspects shift to reflect the time and the monarch. The result is a combination of diverse works that tell both the story of the British monarchy and British music. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/09/19/world/queen-elizabeth-funeral

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