Who are The Queen's funeral directors William Purves? | The Sun

AS the Queen makes her final journey from Balmoral ahead of her state funeral, William Purves are the funeral directors responsible for transporting her coffin.

As Her Majesty's oak coffin makes its slow procession through Scotland, mourners lined the streets to pay their respects.

Who are The Queen's funeral directors William Purves?

The Funeral directors to the Royal Household are selected and appointed by the Lord Chamberlain's Office. 

As the Queen makes her final journey from her beloved Balmoral, the emotional scenes are being broadcast live on television, with millions watching from home.

As Her Majesty's oak coffin draped with the Royal Standard for Scotland left Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, the hearse could be seen on our screens – with the name William Purves on the windows.

William Purves are the funeral directors who will be transporting the queen on the six-hour journey from Balmoral to Edinburgh.

The family-run funeral directors based in Scotland, will replace Leverton & Sons, Camden, London – who have assisted royal funeral arrangements since 1991.

Leverton & Sons were responsible for organising the funerals of the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Baroness Thatcher and Prince Philip.

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Their website, which crashed earlier this morning after thousands of rushed to visit the family funeral director's site states: ''When you place your trust in William Purves you can expect the highest standards of professionalism, compassionate care and a truly distinct service.

''Whatever you need, whatever your plans, lean on our experience, wherever and whenever you need us.''

Where will the Queen be laid to rest?

The Queen will be buried in her beloved Windsor, in the King George VI memorial chapel – alongside her late husband Prince Philip.

The chapel, named after the Queen’s father, was built in 1969 within the main St George’s Chapel.

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Within the chapel are the tombs of 10 sovereigns and some of their family members – including The Queen Mother, King George VI and Princess Margaret.

When is The Queen's funeral?

Buckingham Palace has announced Her Majesty will be laid to rest on Monday, September 19 at 11am at Westminster Abbey.

The state funeral has officially been declared as a Bank Holiday with a two minute's silence expected to beheld across the nation at midday.

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