On Monday, Queen Elizabeth II will first monarch since George II in 1760 to hold her funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Service set take place at 11 am, after which her coffin will be taken in walking procession from the abbey to Wellington Arch, at the corner of London’s Hyde Park, and transport by hearse to Windsor Castle and its final resting place in Chapel of Saint George.
The abbey has a capacity for 2000 mourners, but if you don’t one of heads of state, prime ministers, presidents, European royalty or key figures from public life is specially invited, you will not be able to attend the service in human.
Thousands of people are expected to travel to London, especially to the mall, to say that their final farewell during the funeral procession, but outside capital, cell of thousands more they are expected to gather to watch the Queen’s funeral in cathedrals, parks, etc. public venues across the UK.
Over 20 cathedrals, including Chester, Norwich, Manchester, Guildford and Winchester, host events to show service.
Large screens will be installed in cities and towns to broadcast service in locations including Hull Town Hall, Bradford Cathedral, Manchester Exchange Square, Millennium Square in Leeds, Lincoln Cathedral, Ripon Cathedral and Cornhill in Ipswich.
Ceremony to be shown in Birmingham on big screen in Centennial Square. Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham city advice, said: “Many people will want to go to London to celebrate this moment, but getting to the capital will not be easy or cheap, [so] the square will be local, easily accessible, space where people can reflect.
In Coventry the council puts up screen in University Square. This week he called people wanting to take care to “dress appropriately for in weather and think of others and don’t take golf umbrellas with you if it’s raining. ensure views are not obscured.
Meanwhile Exeter council shows funeral on a big screen in Northerhay and Exeter City Gardens football club. Places will available on a first-come, first- maintained base, with doors open at 9 am. People are allowed to bring dogs, but alcohol is not allowed.
Several cinema the chains show the funeral, but there will be no popcorn available. Vue said the most of screenings were held at its 91 venues, but the sales stalls were closed. However, guests will be offered complimentary bottled water during broadcast.
Vue and Curzon said the most of their venues already reached power. Cinema chain Arka announced on Twitter: “It’s free eventbut advance booking is required. There will be no other shows taking place bye funeral broadcast”.
Most pubs are expected to be open and show services. Stonegate Group, the UK’s largest pub operator with brands such as Slug & Lettuce and Walkabout, already confirmed that his venues would show funerals, as did brewmaster Fuller.
Weatherspoon said the most of his pubs would be shut for a service that opens only at 13:00 after the end of the funeral. The exception will be his pubs. in railway stations and airports and venues in central London.