Get to know Westminster Abbey, the Funeral Home of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has been delivered Westminster AbbeyLondon, England, for the funeral service to be held on Monday (19/9/2022) at 11.00 local time.
St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, is the final resting place You Elizabeth II, where she will be buried next to her late husband, Prince Philip.
Originally built in the tenth century, Westminster Abbey is now one of the most famous religious buildings in the world. It was King Edward who decided to rebuild and expand the church on the banks of the Thames.
King Edward wanted to build a church for the king’s funeral. The church eventually became Westminster Abbey, the final resting place for members of the British Empire.
King Edward himself was unable to attend the dedication of the church on December 28, 1065, due to health reasons. However, the body of King Edward was later buried in this church.
As reported Metro.co.ukthere are at least 3,300 people buried in Westminster Abbey, including 30 kings and queens. This area is one of the choices for the burial of British kings or queens, such as King Henry III, King Henry V, King Henry VII, and Queen Elizabeth YES.
Not only royals, famous scientists such as Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin have also made Westminster Abbey their final resting place. However, Westminster Abbey can be used as a burial place, as it will be for Queen Elizabeth II.
Some of the members of the British Empire, such as Queen Elizabeth, turned Westminster Abbey into a place of honor, before being buried in St George’s Chapel, in Windsor Castle. Westminster Abbey is also where Princess Diana will pay her respects before being buried in the family cemetery at Althorp.
In addition to being a place of final resting place and funeral services, Westminster Abbey is also used as a wedding venue. In 1923, King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II, married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the queen mother) on the high altar in Westminster Abbey.
Similarly, Queen Elizabeth II blessed the wedding at Westminster Abbey. Then there was Prince William also blessing his wedding with Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.