Buy Our Writers A Coffee

Subscription Amount. Min £2


Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth 11 will be buried on 19th September in a state funeral. The Queen died aged 76 and ruled for 70 years. It's easy to confuse the types of burial ceremonies conducted for members of Royal families in the UK. For example, the Queen will have a state funeral, but her husband Prince Philip had a royal ceremonial burial.
State funeral is only reserved for the sovereign. In essence, a state funeral honours the life of the Queen or King. The body is carried on a gun carriage drawn by sailors from Royal Navy in a military procession from a private resting chapel to Westminster Halll inside House of Parliament. Another procession follows to Westminster Abbey or St. Pauls Cathedral depending on where the service is. Heads of state are then given 21 -gun salute. 
Earl Mashal delivers state funeral with the support of the College of Arms reserved only the Head of state, however other people can be given state funeral with Monarch's approval and a vote in parliament. This must be very distinguished personalities. People who had state funeral in the UK include, former Prime Ministers, Lord Palmerston, Sir Winston Churchill, William Gladstone who died in 1865, 1898 and 1965. Duke of Wellington 1852, Lord Nelson 1806 following the battle of Trafalgar. 
Monarchs who had state funerals are Queen Victoria, King Edward V11 (1936) and King George V1(1952). Others have had royal ceremonial burials and Lord Chamberlain, the most senior official of the royal family is responsible for their organization. Members of royal family are buried in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, and they include Queen Victoria, King George V1, Queen Elizabeth 1, Prince Philip and the Queen Mother. 

About IEA Media Ltd

Informer East Africa is a UK based diaspora Newspaper. It is a unique platform connecting East Africans at home and abroad through news dissemination. It is a forum to learn together, grow together and get entertained at the same time.

To advertise events or products, get in touch by info [at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447957636854.
If you have an issue or a story, get in touch with the editor through editor[at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447886544135.

We also accept donations from our supporters. Please click on "donate". Your donations will go along way in supporting the newspaper.

Get in touch

Our Offices

London, UK
+44 7886 544135
editor (@)
Slough, UK
+44 7957 636854
info (@)

Latest News

Use your powers, save Kenyans from tax burden, Wandayi tells MPs

Use your powers, sav...

National Assembly Minority leader Opiyo Wandayi. Image: FILE Are we that powerless to be sent by th...

Ex-Kenyan PM, Odinga, Arrives Nigeria For Annual LEADERSHIP Conference

Ex-Kenyan PM, Odinga...

Former Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Amolo Odinga, has just arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International...

Rights claimants, broadcasters headed for court confrontation

Rights claimants, br...

 The fight over the English Premier League broadcast rights is raging. PHOTO/INTERNET What you need...

Pension fund bets on data audit to quicken payouts to retirees

Pension fund bets on...

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is for the first time set to undertake a massive audit of...

For Advertisement

Big Reach

Informer East Africa is one platform for all people. It is a platform where you find so many professionals under one umbrella serving the African communities together.

Very Flexible

We exist to inform you, hear from you and connect you with what is happening around you. We do this professionally and timely as we endeavour to capture all that you should never miss. Informer East Africa is simply news for right now and the future.

Quality News

We only bring to you news that is verified, checked and follows strict journalistic guidelines and standards. We believe in 1. Objective coverage, 2. Impartiality and 3. Fair play.

Banner & Video Ads

A banner & video advertisement from our sponsors will show up every once in a while. It keeps us and our writers coffee replenished.