See below a summary of the timeline of the official West Northants Council events through the 10 days of national mourning.
Friday, 9 September
- The Union flag on council buildings will be flown at half-mast. Other flags will be removed during the period of national mourning.
- 18.00 The King will broadcast to the nation – St Paul’s Cathedral will hold a service open to the public which will be broadcast nationally.
- An evening service at 19.00 will be held at All Saints Church, Northampton. Other services to be held in the county
Saturday, 10 September
- Laying of wreath by the Lord Lieutenant at Garden of Remembrance, All Saints Church, Northampton at 10.00am. Other ceremonies to be held in the county.
- The Proclamation will be read at St James’ Palace London, 11:00
- The Union flag will be flown at full-mast at 11:00 (timing of Proclamation)
Sunday, 11 September (County Proclamation)
- The Proclamation will be read at noon at Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast
- The Proclamation will be read at 13.00 by the High Sheriff, on behalf of the county, at All Saints Church, Northampton. Special dispensation for the flying of the Union flag at full mast, then immediately returned to half-mast once proclamation is read.
- At all other locations The Union flag will be flown at half-mast at 13:00
- The Proclamation will be read at 14:30 at parish and town level. The Union flag can be raised to full mast during the local ceremony and returned to half-mast afterwards.
Sunday, 18 September (eve of funeral)
- A morning service at 11.00am will be held at All Saints Church, Northampton
- An evening service will be held at Peterborough Cathedral
- Other services to be held in the county
Monday, 19 September (funeral)
- The Queen will receive a State Funeral
- There will be a two-minute silence at 11:00
Tuesday, 20 September
- The Union flag will be flown at full-mast at 08:00. Any other flags can now be flown at full-mast.
- Usual practices resume