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WHO WILL BE IN CHARGE OF OVERSEEING THE QUEEN'S FUNERAL?
By CAITLYN WISSER
The world lost its longest-serving monarch on September 8, 2022, when Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at her home in Balmoral, Scotland. There has long been a detailed, complicated plan on the queen's handling and funeral rites upon her death; the details we know about these arrangements are expected to be carried out as planned.
Firstly, the queen will lie in state in Scotland before being transported via train to Buckingham Palace, where she will then lie in state in the throne room. Though the queen approved of these plans before her death, the funeral itself still needs to be overseen, a responsibility delegated to 18th Duke of Norfolk, Edward William Fitzalan-Howard.
The Norfolks have been in charge of royal funerals since 1672, and have received offices in St. James' Palace for such occasions; the last time these offices were used was for the death of King George VI in 1952. The queen's funeral will look different than that of her father, but the overall sentiment and ceremony will likely be quite similar.