Queen Elizabeth II Now Lies in State at Westminster Hall for Four Days


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 14, 2022 | Sundance

Formal Information on Events from UK Army – At the stroke of 2:22pm this afternoon, Her Majesty The Queen’s coffin was carried in procession on a gun carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where she will lie in state for four days ahead of her State Funeral on Monday 19 September 2022.

At 2:22pm on the dot, guns were fired from Hyde Park by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery – one round every minute for the duration of the procession, meaning approximately 38 rounds were fired. Leading the procession out of Buckingham Palace and along The Mall was the dismounted detachment of The Life Guards of the Household Cavalry, featuring more than 50 soldiers.

As Her Majesty arrived in Westminster, the coffin was carried in procession by a bearer party of The Queen’s Company 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards from the gun carriage and placed on a raised platform, known as a catafalque, into Westminster Hall.

After a short service, the captain of The Queen’s Company 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, assisted by a senior sergeant, laid The Queen’s Company Colour, the royal standard of the regiment, on the steps of the catafalque at the south end.

A continuous vigil will be kept by His Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, assisted at times by The King’s Body Guard for Scotland (The Royal Company of Archers), The King’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard, assisted by The Body of Yeomen Warders of HM Tower of London, and by units of the Household Division.

Those units will include: The Household Cavalry, the Grenadier Guards, the Coldstream Guards, the Scots Guards, the Irish Guards and the Welsh Guards. Each period of 24 hours will be divided into four watches. Except for the first and last, each of the 20 watches will last for 6 hours. Within each watch, a Vigil will last for 20 minutes.

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