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NHS staff to take part in her Majesty the Queen’s funeral procession

Posted on September 2022 By Aaliyah Borgia

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NHS Nurses and Doctors will be among those taking part in the Queen’s funeral procession as it begins its journey to Windsor following the State Funeral taking place on Monday 19th of September.

Healthcare professionals across the globe will join members of the British armed forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Northern Ireland Police Service in the procession after the funeral service at Westminster Abbey.

The funeral was planned in line with her Majesty’s wishes and has been designed to “unite people across the globe and resonate with people of all faiths.” It has also been confirmed that politicians and world leaders will feature alongside the royals.

An estimated 200 volunteers and key workers have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June and have been invited to attend her state funeral, confirmed by Downing Street.

The Prime Minister’s spokesperson said, “These individuals drawn from across the UK were recognised for their extraordinary contributions in areas including the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, people who volunteered in their communities, charity workers and those who work in healthcare, education and the wider public sector.”

It has been confirmed that an 88-year-old woman who previously recorded audiobooks for blind people has been invited and a woman from London who has set up a charity dedicated to aiding adults deal with grief.

Others include a woman from North Shields who built a play centre for disabled children as well as a man from Essex who currently runs a charity that assists and helps pay for veterans’ funerals.

World leaders, politicians and 183 heroes will be a part of a 2,000-congregation gathered at the historic church for the final goodbye to her Majesty. Although Buckingham Palace has not yet released its full guest list, it is estimated that several hundred dignitaries from around the world are willing to travel to London to pay their last respects to the Queen.

Members of the Queen’s household and Windsor estate staff such as footmen and her ladies-in-waiting have been invited to attend on Monday.

The Queen will be buried alongside the Duke of Edinburgh in King George VI’s chapel at 7:30 pm in a private sector in Windsor.