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Driffield to fall silent for Queen Elizabeth II on the eve of her funeral

Driffield Town Council has announced it is organising a moment of reflection on the eve of Her Majesty’s funeral.

Members of the community are invited to gather around the Millennium Clock on Market Place at 7.55pm on Sunday (18th September).

At 7.58pm, the mayor Cllr Mark Blakeston will thank those who have attended the brief vigil, before a minute’s silence is held at 8pm – the time when the nation is invited to join together and remember the Queen.

A whistle will signify the end of the silence and the crowd will give a round of applause before singing the national anthem.

Prior to the national moment of reflection, There will be a Commemoration Service at 6pm marking the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at All Saints’ Church, Driffield.

Members of the community are invited to gather around the Millennium Clock on Market Place at 7.55pm on Sunday (18th September).

Her Majesty The Queen died at the age of 96


Key timings The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen on Monday 19th September 2022

Key timings The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen

Monday 19th September 2022
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6:30am Lying in state will conclude at Westminster Hall

8:30am The doors of Westminster Abbey will open for the congregation to begin taking their seats.

10:35am The coffin will be lifted and carried in procession to the state gun carriage of the Royal Navy

10:44am The gun carriage will set off to Westminster Abbey

10:52am The processions will arrive and the coffin will be carried into the Abbey

11:00am The Funeral Service will begin

11:55am The Last Post will sound, followed by a nationwide two-minute silence.

Noon, Her Majesty’s Coffin will be borne through the Abbey, returning to the State Gun Carriage for the Procession to Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner, arriving at 1pm.

4:00pm The Committal Service will begin, alongside His Majesty The King and Members of the Royal Family.

7:30pm The Queen will be reunited with The Duke of Edinburgh during a Private Burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh

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