A History of Royal Funerals

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On the afternoon of September 8th, 2022 Queen Elizabeth II of the UK died peacefully at her Balmoral estate. She was 96 years old and had reigned for a record shattering 70 years. The plans for her funeral “Operation London Bridge” had been in place for decades and timed to the minute. But a dignified, somber, and precise state funeral was not always how royals of the past were buried. From grave robbers, to wax effigies, pick-pockets to run away horses, let’s recount the history of Royal funerals. And see how all of these traditions morphed and culminated to create the rituals surrounding the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022.

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Music: Music: Bellissimo by Doug Maxwell

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