Westminster Abbey: The historic church where Queen's funeral will take place
Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral: Queen Elizabeth's coffin which lay-in-state in the Westminster Hall will be transferred to the nearby Westminster Abbey ahead of the funeral.
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey. The monarch’s coffin which lay-in-state in the Westminster Hall will be transferred to the nearby Westminster Abbey ahead of the funeral. The historic church in central London has played quite a significant role in Queen Elizabeth II’s life.
1937: King George VI, Elizabeth II’s father, was crowned on May 12 in the church.
1947: Queen Elizabeth II married Philip on November 20 in a ceremony broadcast around the world.
1953: Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation took place on June 2 in the church in a service lasting almost three hours.
1997: Princess Diana’s funeral was held at Westminster Abbey as nearly a million people lined the streets. When the cortege passed Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth publicly bowed her head.
2002: The April 9 funeral of Queen Elizabeth’s mother was held at the church.
2011: Prince William and Kate Middleton married in Westminster Abbey.
2022: The Queen was last at Westminster Abbey in March this year for a delayed memorial service to her late husband Prince Philip, who died in April 2021.