Their Excellencies to attend State funeral service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 15, 2022

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser will attend the State funeral for Queen Elizabeth II and will take part in related commemorative events. The funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey in London, England, on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. British Summer Time (BST)
Location: Westminster Abbey, London, England


“At the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, we say goodbye to a leader who inspired so many with her steadfast presence, grace, poise and sense of duty. From a very early age, seeing my grandmother’s picture of The Queen in her home, I knew that Her Majesty was an important and respected leader in the North, in Canada and around the world. This last week of mourning has shown us that The Queen’s story is one of commitment and service that will continue to resonate with people across generations, countries and cultures. My husband, Whit, and I are honoured to represent all Canadians as we reflect on The Queen’s lifetime of public service.”

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada

Quick facts:

  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8, 2022.
  • Members of the Canadian public who wish to sign the book of condolences may do so until Monday, September 19, at either of the Governor General’s official residences: Rideau Hall in Ottawa, or the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec.
  • Members of the public can also visit the Canadian Heritage website to sign the official virtual book of condolences.
  • Members of the public are invited to visit a commemorative section added to for more information on the reign of Her Majesty The Queen, and to view special photo galleries created in her memory.

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

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