Death of Elizabeth II: the whole world is watching Westminster Abbey

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The funeral ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II unfolds in the heart of Westminster Abbey, Monday September 19th. The place is particularly linked to the deceased sovereign.

Monday September 19 is the day of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. They take place in the heart of Westminster Abbey, a place dear to the eyes of the deceased sovereign. It is in this place that she was married in 1947, that she was crowned in 1953. It is also the place of one of her last public appearances, in March 2022. She had then come to attend at a mass in honor of her husband, Prince Philippe, who died in April 2021. At that time, the queen was already weakened by mobility problems.

The symbolism is omnipresent during these funerals. The flower crown is a tribute to her long and happy marriage to Prince Philip, with myrtles, already present during their ceremony in 1947. Not surprisingly, the queen has long been involved in organizing her own funeral.

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