Today at Westminster Abbey, there will be a funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II (Monday, September 19) How many people can the abbey hold, though, and what is their number?
Political figures, world leaders, and European royals will all be present for the funeral, which will be one of the most significant diplomatic events of the century.
How many people can Westminster Abbey accommodate with such a big list of guests?
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Number of Seats in Westminster Abbey
The 2,000-person capacity of Westminster Abbey will likely be completely utilized today to honor Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
Only one representative from each nation was allowed due to space restrictions within Westminster Abbey, albeit they were allowed to accompany a companion.
How Significant It Is that The Queen’s Burial Will Be Placed in Westminster Abbey
Queen Elizabeth II gave a lot of emphasis to Westminster Abbey.
According to Dr. David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, “the abbey, the church where she was married, and the scene of her coronation, saw commitments that marked the life of our committed and faithful Queen.”
The Queen frequently made family trips to the monastery to attend celebrations of thanksgiving or milestone anniversaries. On April 29, 2011, she also attended the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey.
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History of Westminster Abbey and funerals
King George II’s funeral, which took place in the abbey in 1760, was the last one. 17 kings, including Charles II and Elizabeth I, are buried in Westminster Abbey.
Westminster Abbey was the location for both the Queen Mother’s and Diana, Princess of Wales’ burials.
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