King Charles to lead siblings in vigil over The Queen’s coffin in Westminster

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The King, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex will mount guard at the four corners of the catafalque in Westminster Hall for the 15-minute vigil this evening. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

Today (Friday) at 11.15am, His Majesty The King will travel to Cardiff where he and The Queen Consort will attend a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The Queen at Llandaff Cathedral.

His arrival by helicopter in Wales will be marked with a 21-gun salute. Their Majesties will be greeted at the Cathedral by the Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan.

The King and Queen Consort will then travel to the Senedd and be greeted by The Llywydd and First Minister, Mark Drakeford. Their Majesties will receive a Motion of Condolence.

In the afternoon, The King will conduct audiences and attend a reception for local charities at Cardiff Castle.

Later in the afternoon, His Majesty The King will travel to London and meet Faith Leaders at Buckingham Palace.

At 7.30pm His Majesty The King will be joined by The Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and Princess Royal to conduct a vigil beside Her Majesty The Queen’s Coffin.

All will be in military uniform, including Prince Andrew, who as a non-working royal has been granted dispensation to wear uniform for this most personal of gestures.

Her Majesty’s Lying-in-State at the Palace of Westminster is open. You can view guidance on the event here. Details of accessibility arrangements are available here.

Other Events

The following public events are taking place in towns and cities across the UK during the period of National Mourning. For more information about local events in your area please check you local authority’s website.

East of England

Norwich

The funeral of HM The Queen will be live streamed on Monday in the Nave of Norwich Cathedral.  All are welcome to watch the live broadcast from 9am, free of charge.  No ticket is required. You can find more information on the Cathedral website.

Norwich Theatre Royal will also broadcast the live coverage of the State Funeral of HM The Queen, free of charge.  Please book tickets in advance here.

Ipswich

A big screen will be showing the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the Cornhill, Ipswich on Monday 19 September.

The screening of the funeral at Westminster Abbey will start at 10am. You can find further information on the council website.

North West

Carlisle

A live screening of the state funeral will be shown on a big screen in Carlisle’s Bitts Park on Monday 19 September. You can find further information on the council’s website.Chester

Church services will take place on various dates across Chester, including at Chester Cathedral, Neston Parish, St Thomas Ellesmere Port and St Chad’s Winsford. For further information visit the Chester council’s website.

Liverpool

The official civic service of Remembrance for Queen Elizabeth II will take place at Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday 18 September at 3pm. Doors will open for members of the public at 2pm. For further information visit the Cathedral’s website.

Manchester

A requiem mass giving thanks for the life of the Queen will take place at 10:30am Sunday 18 September at Manchester Cathedral. A civic service will follow at 14:30pm. On Monday members of the public are invited to watch a live stream of the state funeral on large screens in the Cathedral. More information can be found on the Cathedral’s website here.

Blackburn

A service will be held at Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday 18 September at 2pm. The service will also be live streamed here.

Wales

Cardiff

Members of the public are invited to line the route to welcome the Royal Party as it approaches Cardiff Castle on Friday afternoon (16 September). More information can be found on the council’s website.

Scotland

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Council will be screening the state funeral on a big screen in Holyrood Park in front of the Palace of Holyrood House. More information can be found on the council’s website.

Scottish Canals

In partnership with The Church of Scotland, Falkirk Council will hold a service of reflection at the Kelpies this Sunday 18th September 2022 at 7.30pm. Further details can be found on their Facebook page.

Northern Ireland

Coleraine

Coleraine Town Hall will broadcast the National Moment of Reflection on Sunday 18 September. On Monday they will also show the state funeral.

Lisburn

A service of prayer and reflection remembering Queen Elizabeth II will take place in Lisburn Cathedral on Friday 16 September at 6pm. The service will also be live streamed in Lisburn City Centre and on the council’s Facebook page. The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II streamed from Westminster Abbey will be shown on the screen in Lisburn City Centre on Monday 19th September from 10.00am. A one Minute’s Silence in Market Square, Lisburn at 11.00am on Thursday 15th September.

Drumbeg

Drumbeg Community Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Her Majesty the Queen on Thursday 15th September at 6pm at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland. The Rev’d Willie Nixon, Rector of St Patrick’s Drumbeg, will share the Service of Thanksgiving with Father Brian McCann. Father Brian is the Parish Priest at the Roman Catholic Parish of Derriaghy.

Midlands

Lincoln

The grounds of Lincoln Castle will remain open and a large screen will be displaying the funeral for those wishing to pay their respects.  Please check local information for details.

Wolverhampton

A screening of the State Funeral will take place on Monday at Queen’s Square. Visit the council’s website for further information.

Worcester

A service of thanksgiving for the life of Queen Elizabeth II will take place at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday 18 September at 4pm. You can find further details on the Cathedral’s website.Stoke-on-Trent

The City of Stoke-on-Trent Council will be holding a service of commemoration (with procession) for Her Majesty The Queen at 6.30pm on Sunday 18 September at Stoke Minster. For further information visit the Stoke-on-Trent council’s website.

West Northamptonshire

West Northamptonshire Council will be holding a remembrance service for Her Majesty The Queen at 11am on Sunday 18 September at All Saints Church, Northampton. For further information visit the West Northamptonshire council’s website.

A service of commemoration for Her Majesty The Queen at 3.30pm on Sunday 18 September at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Market Place, Kettering. For further information visit the West Northamptonshire council’s website.

Birmingham

The state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be shown on a big screen in Centenary Square on Monday 19 September. For further information visit the Birmingham council’s website.

Coventry

The state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be screened live in Coventry city centre on Monday 19 September. A large screen is to be set up in University Square – between the Cathedral steps and Coventry University – to help people watch the 11am service and pay their respects. For further information visit the Coventry council’s website.

Lichfield

Lichfield Cathedral will be holding a service of commemoration at the Cathedral at 3.30pm Sunday 18 September. There will also be a minute’s silence and outdoor vigil at the Memorial Park at 8pm, Chasetown. You can find more information can be found on the Cathedral’s website.North East

Durham

Durham Cathedral will hold a special Service of Reflection to give thanks for Her Majesty The Queen’s life. This event will be ticketed, and the service will also be live streamed on Durham Cathedral’s Facebook page. For further information, please visit Durham Cathedral’s website.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Live coverage of the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be shown on a screen in Old Eldon Square, Newcastle on Monday 19 September. Further information on the screening can be found on the council’s website. A Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place at 4pm the same day. Further information on the service can be found on Newcastle Cathedral’s website.

North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council will hold a service a service of remembrance to commemorate the distinguished service of Her Majesty The Queen at 6pm on Sunday 18 September at the Christ Church in North Shields. For further information visit the North Tyneside council’s website.West Yorkshire

Bradford

There will be a Civic Service at Bradford Cathedral on Sunday 18 September. The Cathedral will also be screening the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 19 September. Further details are available on Bradford Cathedral’s website.

Leeds

Live coverage of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be shown on Leeds Big Screen in Millennium Square on Monday 19 September between 10am – 6pm (times subject to confirmation of TV broadcast schedules). Further details are available on the Leeds City Council website.

North Yorkshire

York

The City of York Council will hold a service a service of commemoration for Her Majesty The Queen (with a respectful procession of City of York Council members and the civic party, between York Mansion House and York Minster) at 4pm on Sunday 18 September at York Minster. For further information visit the City of York council’s website.

South Yorkshire

Doncaster

A Service of Commemoration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place at Doncaster Minister on Saturday 17th September at 6.00pm. More details can be found on the website.

South West

Bath

A Memorial Service of Evensong will be held at Bath Abbey on Saturday 18th September at 3.30pm. Find more information on the Abbey website.

Bristol

Bristol Cathedral will offer a ticketed screening of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Please check Bristol Cathedral’s website for further information.

Plymouth

There will be a church service held on Sunday 18 September at the Minster Church of St. Andrew, Royale Parade at 3pm.  Her Majesty’s funeral will be screened on Monday 19 Sept at the Lyric Theatre. More information can be found on the Plymouth council website.

Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral will be live streaming the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 19 September at 11:00. The Funeral service will be shown on a large screen and seating will be available in the Nave. No booking is required. For more details, visit Salisbury Cathedral’s website.

Truro

Truro City Council, working with Truro Cathedral, has arranged for a large screen to be placed within Truro Cathedral on the day of the state funeral for those wishing to attend a public viewing. Further information can be found on Truro City Council’s website.

Exeter

The funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 19 September is being screened at Northernhay Gardens and Sandy Park at the Exeter City Football Club. Further details are available at Exeter City Council’s website.

Gloucestershire

Gloucester Cathedral will be holding a service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at 1500hrs on Sunday 18th September. This is a ticketed event for both local officials and members of the public. The expected attendance is around 1,100 people. All tickets are applied for via the Gloucester Cathedral website.

South East

Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral will hold a Civic Service to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday 18 September at 11am. For more information, visit Canterbury Cathedral’s website.

Hastings

The state funeral of Her Majesty The Queen on Monday 19 September will be shown on a big screen in Alexandra Park on the top lawn (nearest entrance is in Dordrecht Way).

Hastings Borough Council is organising the event, in partnership with Love Hastings, the Business Improvement District for Hastings. Visit the council’s website for more details

Rochester

There will be a Requiem Eucharist at Rochester Cathedral at 3.15pm on Saturday 17th September, attended by representatives from across the Diocese and the civic life of Kent, Medway, Bromley and Bexley. All are welcome to attend this service. The service is not ticketed, and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Bedford

Bedford Borough Council will be holding a public screening of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday 19 September at Bedford Corn Exchange. Residents must book their place to watch the proceedings in advance. For further information visit the Bedford Borough council’s website.

South

Chichester

Special services of Choral Evensong with Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held at Chichester Cathedral at 3.00pm on both Saturday 17th September and Sunday 18th September. Further details on the Saturday and Sunday services can be found on the Cathedral’s website.

Reading

Live coverage of the state funeral and procession to Windsor will be shown in Reading’s Forbury Gardens. There will also be a church service at Reading Minster on 18 September from 2pm. Further information can be found on the Visit Reading website.

Winchester

Winchester Cathedral will be hosting a one-hour service of commemoration at 6pm on Saturday 17th September. On Monday 19th September, a screening of the State Funeral will be held at 11am, with doors opening at 9am. The day will end with a ‘Closing Act of Remembrance’ at 7.30pm. Details for Saturday and Monday can be found on the Cathedral’s website.

Source: Cabinet Office

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