Here’s why Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be historic | JUST THE FAQS

The queen died Sept. 8 in Scotland after an unprecedented 70 years on the throne. Here's what we know about her upcoming state funeral. RELATED: Royal family marches Queen Elizabeth II's coffin to Westminster Hall As many people in the United Kingdom and around the world mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, British officials and the country’s royal family are preparing for a host of memorials, including the queen's funeral next week. Like so many proceedings associated with the royal family, the coffin itself carries a specific history with it: It was made decades ago with a liner of lead that makes it especially heavy. » Subscribe to USA TODAY: » Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY: » USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR. #queenelizabeth #royalfamily #monarch


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