Here are some things to look forward to at the late Queen’s state funeral on Monday.
According to Buckingham Palace, today’s funeral for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey will be a “fitting monument to her illustrious reign.”
With world leaders from all around the world expected to attend, including US Vice President Joe Biden, it will be one of the biggest and most complicated events to take place on British soil since the Second World War.
Here is what to anticipate:
When is the funeral for the late Queen?
The confirmed sequence of the day’s major events is as follows. To learn more about each, scroll down.
6.30 a.m.: The lying-in-state is over, and Westminster Hall is now off limits to the general public.
The King and other senior members of the Royal family will follow the coffin on foot, arriving at Westminster Abbey at 10.52 a.m., after it has been put onto the gun carriage for the brief parade.
Funeral service starts at 11 a.m.
11.55 a.m.: The Last Post will be played toward the close of the service, and then there will be a two-minute national moment of silence in the Abbey and across the nation. The service will come to an end with a lament played by the Queen’s piper.
Around noon, the coffin will be re-boarded on the gun carriage and brought in a parade to Wellington Arch by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, together with staff from the NHS, police officers from Northern Ireland’s Police Service, and members of the British Army.
3.06 p.m.: The hearse slowly makes its way up the Long Walk, where members of the public are expected to line the route, where the coffin arrives at Windsor at the Shaw Farm Gate.
At 4 p.m., a televised committal ceremony will take place in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. The Lord Chamberlain will then break his office’s staff over the coffin before it is lowered into the royal crypt and out of sight.
7.30 p.m.: A private burial will take place in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, the modest space where Queen Elizabeth II’s and Prince Philip’s coffins will be joined and interred.
Is the funeral of Queen Elizabeth a holiday?
On September 10, the King gave the go-ahead for the day of the late Queen’s funeral that there would be a bank holiday, with schools to close on the day.
When did the casket get to London?
Following a peaceful vigil at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh on Sunday, September 11, the casket of Queen Elizabeth left for Buckingham Palace.
On September 14, the casket was brought into Westminster Hall in London, where a brief liturgy was officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Before the public viewing of the late Queen lying-in-state started, there was a procession as the coffin was taken along The Mall, Horse Guards Road, across Horse Guards Arch, onto Whitehall to Parliament Square.
The location of Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday saw the people in line for four full days to pay their respects while Queen Elizabeth lay in state in Westminster Hall.