Large screens in public parks and venues across the UK to show Queen’s funeral
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said the historic occasion will be staged in various locations – from Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park to London’s Hyde Park and Coleraine Town Hall in Northern Ireland. North.
Around 125 cinemas across the UK will also screen the event – along with Sky News, ITV and the BBC for people watching from home.
Two thousand guests are expected to attend the Queen’s funeral in person at Westminster Abbey, which begins at 11am.
The Queen’s coffin will be moved from the Palace of Westminster 15 minutes before, and the event will be followed by a two-minute nationwide silence at 11:55 a.m.
A public procession will begin at 12:15 p.m. as the Queen’s coffin makes the 1.5-mile journey from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch in London.
The coffin will then be transported by state hearse to Windsor in Berkshire, where the Queen will be laid to rest.
Local screenings will take place in places such as:
– Cathedral Square, Sheffield, West Yorkshire.
– Centenary Square, Birmingham, Midlands.
– Bitts Park, Carlisle, Cumbria.
– Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.
– Coleraine Town Hall, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
– Bedford Grain Exchange, Bedfordshire.
– Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands.
– Bradford Cathedral, West Yorkshire.
– University Square, Coventry, West Midlands.
– Northernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon.
– Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter, Devon.
– Exeter City Football Club, Devon.
– Millennium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
– Manchester Cathedral, Lancashire.
– Old Eldon Square, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear.