The Chelsea vs Liverpool Premier League matchday 8 fixture may likely be postponed as Queen Elizabeth is set to be laid to rest on September 19. The burial arrangement of the late Queen has officially commenced, and the late Queen will be buried in the coming weekend.
The Premier League matchday 8 will feature eight matches that pit Chelsea against Liverpool on Saturday 18 September 2022 may likely be postponed as the burial arrangement of Queen Elizabeth II has been confirmed.
Queen Elizabeth II, whose death took the world by storm, was confirmed dead on Thursday, 8 September 2022, and will be finally buried on Monday, 19 September 2022.
A statement by the Royal Family announced that the late Queen’s funeral would be conducted at Westminster Abbey on September 19, with members of the public allowed to pay their last respect to England’s longest-serving Queen. Lying in the state will be conducted in London and Edinburg.
According to a statement by Buckingham Palace, the queen’s coffin is currently at her summer residence, Balmoral Castle, in Scotland, where she was confirmed dead on Thursday at the age of 96. Based on the plans of the burial arrangement, The coffin will travel to Edinburgh on Sunday to lie in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the British monarch’s official residence in Scotland.
A procession will form from the palace on Monday to escort the coffin to St. Giles’ Cathedral. King Charles III and the royal family will participate in the procession and then attend a service to receive the coffin.
After the conclusion of the funeral, the coffin will be led through a procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch to Windsor Castle. From there, it will travel to St. George’s Chapel within the castle for a committal service.
The planned steps to be taken after the queen’s death were initiated and revised in 1960 when the Queen was alive. It is known as Operation London Bridge. Buckingham Palace is using an alternative plan known as Operation Unicorn, the contingency plan for London Bridge if the queen died in Scotland instead of England.
The queen’s coffin will lie in the cathedral until Tuesday, allowing the people of Scotland to come and pay their respects to her.
A Royal Air Force aircraft will fly the coffin from Edinburgh Airport to RAF Northolt, a Royal Air Force station in west London, on Tuesday afternoon. The coffin will then be taken to Buckingham Palace.
There will be a procession to honor the late queen, which will take off from the palace to the Palace of Westminster, where the houses of Parliament meet, on Wednesday. A short service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury as the coffin reaches Westminster, with the king and members of the royal family in attendance.
The queen will lie in state there, with the public allowed to visit, for four days until the state funeral. The coffin will then leave the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey on the morning of the funeral.
All 20 Premier League clubs and other clubs in England’s lower division leagues have postponed scheduled matches to honor the late Queen. The Premier has confirmed the postponement of all its matchday seven fixtures. It is therefore likely that the Chelsea vs Liverpool game, scheduled for Sunday, 18 September, may not hold due to the mass activities in London in the coming weekend due to the Queen’s funeral.