Queen’s funeral: the public will be able to watch the funeral on the big screen across the UK | UK News
The public will be able to watch the Queen’s funeral on Monday on large screens set up in parks and public places across the UK.
Around 125 cinemas across the UK will also show the events – alongside Sky News and other TV broadcasters.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said the occasion will be presented in various locations – including Hyde Park in London; Centenary Square in Birmingham; Coleraine Town Hall in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland and Holyrood Park in Edinburgh.
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The list of locations also includes Cathedral Square, Sheffield; Bitts Park, Carlisle; Bedford Corn Exchange; Bradford Cathedral; University Square, Coventry; Northernhay Gardens, Exeter; Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter; Exeter City Football Club; Millennium Square, Leeds; Manchester Cathedral and Old Eldon Square in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Hundreds of thousands of mourners will line the streets from London to Windsor in Berkshire, with more than 10,000 police officers on duty – the largest police presence on record.
The government advises people to ‘plan ahead and be prepared for travel delays’.
A total of 500 foreign dignitaries will attend the funeral at Westminster Abbey alongside 2,000 guests, including politicians, civil servants, celebrities and many ‘ordinary’ members of the public selected for charity or community work.
After Monday’s service, the late monarch’s coffin will be driven to Windsor in the State Hearse before proceeding in procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle via the Long Walk.
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At 10.44am, the Queen’s coffin will be moved from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral, which will begin at 11.00am and be followed by a two-minute nationwide silence at 11.55am.
A public procession will begin at 12.15pm as Her Majesty’s coffin travels from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch in London.
The procession, which will be in seven bands and supported by a service band, will move along Broad Sanctuary, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, Horse Guards Road, The Mall, Constitution Hill and will end at London’s Wellington Arch.
Dedicated space for people with accessibility needs is available on the Green Park side of the mall and on the St James’s Park side of the mall.
Viewing areas at the Albert Memorial will have British Sign Language interpreters and a hearing loop.
His MajestyThe coffin will then be transported from Wellington Arch by the State Hearse to Windsor, where the Queen will be laid to rest.
The hearse is due to arrive at Albert Road and at 3.10pm it will travel in procession along Albert Road and the Long Walk before arriving at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle ahead of the interment service, where the Queen will be buried next to Duke of Edinburghwhich is not open to the public.
There are a limited number of public viewing areas on The Long Walk, including a number of viewing spaces for those with accessibility needs, and there will be large screens for people to watch the services and the procession from London.
A National Moment of Reflection in the form of a minute of silence will take place at 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 18.
Community groups, clubs and other organizations, as well as people at home and expats around the world, are encouraged to mark this moment.