Diana, Princess of Wales

The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales

The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales took place on Saturday, 6 September, in Westminster Abbey. It began at 11.00 a.m. and lasted for about one hour.

Before moving in Procession to the Abbey for the service, the Princess's coffin had lain at the Chapel Royal, within St James's Palace, until the evening before the funeral. It was then moved to the Princess's apartment at Kensington Palace, where it remained overnight.

On the morning of the funeral her coffin was borne in Procession from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey. Her brother, Earl Spencer, Prince William, Prince Harry, The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Edinburgh, joined the Procession in The Mall and walked behind the coffin to the Abbey.

Following the service, the Princess's coffin was taken by road to the Spencer family home at Althorp for private burial on an island in the centre of an ornamental lake.

Books of Condolence are open for signing in the State Rooms at Kensington Palace until Monday, 15 September. The Palace is open 24 hours a day. Once closed, the Books will be offered to the Spencer family.

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