Buckingham Palace has released new details about the elaborate proceedings planned for Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, who thought carefully about how the world would see her off.
The 11 a.m. service at London’s Westminster Abbey, where Elizabeth was married and crowned, aims to pay tribute to her “remarkable reign and lifetime of service as Head of State, Nation and Commonwealth,” Buckingham Palace said in a news release Sunday. The Very Rev. David Hoyle, dean of Westminster, will lead the state funeral, with the sermon given by the archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. and Right Hon. Justin Welby.