Queen Alexandra was born on 1 December 1844, the daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark. On 10 March 1863 she married Edward, Prince of Wales who later became King Edward VII. They were crowned in the Abbey on 9 August 1902. She died at Sandringham on 20 November 1925 and her body lay in state in the church there until its removal to the Chapel Royal in St James’ Palace. The first part of the burial service was held in Westminster Abbey and her coffin lay in state under the lantern tower near the High Altar. People filed through the Abbey to pay their respects and on the evening of the day following the funeral her body was removed to Windsor for burial.
The Order of Service (PDF, 266 KB)