MIRROR Online: LONDON, England, By Liam Buckler – The Queen’s funeral is set to break years of major royal tradition as plans for her service have been revealed.
Her Majesty’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey – following a period of national mourning.
The funeral, which is expected to take place on September 19, is being held for a British monarch at Westminster Abbey for the first time since George II in 1760.
Funerals for British kings and queens have normally been at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Her funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey which will break the tradition of previous royal services Image: POOL/AFP via Getty Images
It is thought this was the reason she decided Westminster Abbey – rather than St George’s Chapel – which is where every coronation of each English monarch has been held since 1066.
However, only invited guests are allowed to attend the funeral or private committal service of Her Majesty The Queen.
The funeral will be at Westminster Abbey which is the first time for a British monarch since George II in 1760 Image: Getty Images
Huge crowds are expected to gather along the Mall from the Abbey in London to pay their respects to the Queen.
The plans for her funeral have been drawn up for a while with senior members of the family expected to walk behind the coffin.
This follows the plan that took place for the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Around 10.30am, the Queen’s coffin is expected to transfer from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey on a gun carriage and the funeral will start shortly after.
The date of the funeral is expected to be a public holiday, according to reports.
Top Feature Photo: The Queen has broken years of royal tradition in order for her funeral to be more accessible Image: AFP via Getty Images