On Monday, a live broadcast of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be shown throughout Coventry’s downtown (19 September).
People can observe the 11am ceremony and pay their respects by gathering in University Square, which is located between the Cathedral steps and Coventry University.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., live television coverage of the event, which is being organised in collaboration with Coventry Cathedral and Coventry University, will be available.
There will be some sitting available, but guests are welcome to bring their own as well. Food and drink can also be brought to the event by attendees.
It is important for attendees to dress correctly for the weather, consider other attendees, and refrain from bringing golf umbrellas if it is raining so that views are not obstructed.
The Cathedral will be accessible for reflection and prayer as well as for individuals to sign Books of Condolence, and the Cathedral Ruins will be open from 8 am to 6 pm for those who desire to leave floral tributes.
“We know thousands in our city will be watching individually from their own homes, but others will want to come together as a city and a community, to share this historic moment with family, friends, and neighbours and pay their respects to a beloved Sovereign,” said Councillor George Duggins, leader of Coventry City Council.
The Queen visited Coventry frequently over the years, and the people of our city always welcomed her with open arms, said Cllr. Kevin Maton, the Lord Mayor of Coventry. I am aware that many people have experienced considerable sorrow in the wake of her passing, therefore it is appropriate that we provide a chance for people to gather to commemorate this event.
The Queen’s casket will leave the Palace of Westminster on Monday and be transported in a procession to Westminster Abbey, the site of the State Funeral Service.
After the service, the Queen’s coffin will be carried to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for a televised committal service. There will be a nationwide two-minute moment of silence at noon. A private service involving senior members of the Royal Family will take place later that evening.
At St. George’s Chapel, where her parents, her sister Princess Margaret, and her adored Prince Philip are all interred, the Queen will then be laid to rest.