The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II took place on Monday, 19th September 2022. After passing away at Balmoral on Thursday, 8th September the late Queen was flown from Edinburgh to lie in state at Westminster Hall, before her state funeral at Westminster Abbey. On Saturday, 11th September media from all over the world started arriving at Methodist Central Hall Westminster, which would serve as a media center throughout the events leading up to the funeral. Over 500 world leaders attended the funeral including President Biden and Mrs. Jill Biden, President Macron, Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada and all six living past UK Prime Ministers.
Methodist Central Hall hosted the BBC, CBS, ABC, and NBC as well as a number of other smaller broadcasters on TV and radio. The unique vantage point in the heart of London gave broadcasters and photographers the perfect vantage point to witness this historic occasion. The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was the first of a monarch at Westminster Abbey since George II in 1760. All monarchs from across the world were invited, including Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, King Harold V of Norway, Prince Albert of Monaco, and King Philippe of Belgium. The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II also marked the first international visit for the Emperor and Empress of Japan since they ascended the throne three years ago.
Superintendent Minister of Methodist Central Hall Westminster, Revd Tony Miles was interviewed for ABC News and CBS News to discuss the Christian faith of Queen Elizabeth II.