The Death Of The Queen


Emily Eigenbrode

After being in reign for 70 years the Queen of England has passed away at 96.  


The Days Following Queen Elizabeth’s Death 

Emily Eigenbrode 


On September 8, 2022 it was announced early in the morning that Queen Elizabeth ll had died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The queen was 96 and was the longest-serving British monarch at 70 years. After she died operation London Bridge was put into place and this article will help people understand what will happen next until her funeral on September 19. 


Day Zero- 

On day zero, the royal household will notify the public of the queen’s death. Prince Charles will then have an immediate succession of the throne upon his mother’s death. He will then get his title of King Charles III, and his wife Camilla, will become the queen consort. This does not mean that once King Charles dies, Camilla will become queen, but instead, it means the throne will then be passed on down to Prince William. The couple will stay in Balmoral overnight as they have some time away from the press.  


All across Britain the flags will fly at half mass, and they will remain there until 8 a.m. on the morning of the queen’s funeral. Charles will also issue a brief statement during this time as well as the U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss. The family will also post online at the Book of Condolences in honor of Queen Elizabeth. 


Day 1-

On day 1, the king will announce an official period of mourning, which will be observed until seven days after the queens funeral.  Two 96-round gun salutes honoring the queen will also be shot, as each of the shots represents one year of her life. They are shot in both Hyde Park and at the Tower of London at 1 pm local time.  

Many tributes will occur around the London area, one of them being both houses of the Parliament will delay their start until noon. They will take a moment of silence for the queen, and some are expected to give speeches talking about the queens achievements. St. Pauls Cathedral will also hold a service and reflection for the queen, that will be opened up to 2,000 members of the public and it will also be streamed online. 

Week 1: 

On Saturday, the Accession Council will meet at St. James Palace in London, where they will formally declare her death and they will proclaim the new accession to throne. Charles will then read an oath to uphold the church in Scotland and the Government. The high members of the parliament will also take an oath as they will pledge alliance to King Charles.

On this day, the procession will also start, which will transport the queens coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday, September 12. The king and many other members of the family will follow behind in the procession and will also attend the service at the cathedral. Also for a little while, the family members will be walking behind her as it is then people can give their condolences to the family. 

On Tuesday, the Royal Air Force will bring the queen from Scotland to London which will be her final resting place. 

Then on Wednesday, another procession will take place by the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery and they will bring the coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster. There a short ceremony will take place, and she will lie in Westminster Hall for several days. The public will be able to visit the queen for 23 hours each day. The lines are expected to be very long in order to see the queens coffin. 

During this time Charles will be very busy, as he will travel to London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales as he must meet with the leaders of the United Kingdom and make future plans with them. 

Day 11:

Finally, on Monday, September 19, the Queen will be laid to rest. The funeral service will be held at Westminster Abbey, and there will be a two minute moment of silence held around the United Kingdom. Many world leaders such as presidents including President Biden will be in attendance as they give their condolences to the Royal Family. 

Another procession will take place which will take her from Westminster to Wellington Arch in Hyde Park. And for the last time, she will be transported to windsor castle, where another service is held, and the Queen will be buried on castle grounds right next to her husband, Prince Philip, who died early last year. 

Overall, Queen Elizabeth was a tremendous leader and she will be remembered forever. She has been the queen of England for as long as many of us have lived. And during her time she has met many people and has had many achievements. The world is saying goodbye to a truly great leader.