Queen to be separated from crown for final time in poignant committal service

Queen to be separated from crown for final time in poignant committal service

The Queen’s coffin draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown (Picture: Getty)

Queen Elizabeth II’s committal service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle will feature poignant traditions symbolising the end of her reign.

A congregation of 800 people including the King, the royal family, realm prime ministers, governors-general and mourners from Her Majesty’s household past and present, including personal staff from across the Queen’s private estates, will gather in the Gothic church on Monday.

The service will take place at 4pm, hours after the state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

The Queen’s coffin will be driven from London to Windsor in the state hearse and make its way up the Long Walk, which will be lined with members of the armed forces.

The King and other royals will join the procession on foot behind the hearse in the castle’s quadrangle, with the Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Sussex and the Countess of Wessex following by car.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be at the service after attending the state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

The gun carriage bearing the Queen’s coffin will leave Westminster Hall at 10.44am followed by King Charles and other royals (Picture: The Royal Family)

During the service, which will be conducted by Dean of Windsor David Conner, the Imperial State Crown, the orb and the sceptre will be lifted from the Queen’s coffin by the Crown Jeweller, separating the Queen from her crown for the final time.

With the help of the Bargemaster and a Serjeant of Arms, the Crown Jewels will be passed to the dean who will place them on the High Altar.

At the end of the last hymn, the King will step forward and place the Grenadier Guards’ Queen’s Company Camp Colour …read more

Source:: Metro News

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