Meghan to follow behind senior royals with ‘peacemaker’ at Queen’s funeral

Meghan Markle and Sophie Wessex will travel in a car behind the Queen's funeral procession.

Other members of the family, including King Charles III, will walk behind the body of the late Her Majesty.

The King is expected to lead the procession on Monday (September 19).

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Meghan and Sophie were also driven together behind the Queen's coffin in the procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday (September 13).

Her Majesty is expected to be taken on a carefully planned route through the streets of London before she is taken to Windsor and her final resting place.

Ahead of the funeral, the King, William and Harry are all due to be in the walking procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, the location of the funeral.

After the funeral, the bearer party will move Her Majesty to the gun carriage.

From this point, it will be moved from Wellington Arch by Hyde Park.

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Again, the same procession in the same order is expected to follow the coffin.

The Queen Consort, Princess of Wales, Duchess of Sussex and Countess of Wessex will all travel there by car.

A group of 200 members of the public who have made exceptional contributions will take their places among the 2,000-person congregation at Westminster Abbey for the funeral.

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Those 200 individuals have, in one way or another, gone above and beyond. Some will be NHS staff who were part of the nation's pandemic frontlines.

Wearers of the Victoria Cross military medal have also been asked to attend.

The room is also expected to be full of royals and politicians, as well as high-ranking dignitaries from around the world.

Her Majesty's funeral is due to begin at 11am on Monday, September 19, with guests arriving from 8am.

The last post is expected to sound at 11:55am.

Buckingham Palace has revealed that the state funeral will end with a two-minute national silence.


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