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Queen’s funeral: Time, route and all the things that you must know

The small print of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral have been revealed forward of the service on Monday, together with private touches requested by the late monarch herself.

Will probably be the primary state funeral within the UK since Winston Churchill’s in 1965, an elaborate ceremony that can see the Queen transported from Westminster Corridor to Westminster Abbey and at last to Windsor Fortress.

The bearer social gathering carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II into Westminster Corridor

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Tens of 1000’s of individuals are anticipated to line the route in London, as hundreds of thousands watch the service world wide.

Under are the confirmed particulars in stuffed with the day and a timeline of key occasions within the run-up to the Queen’s burial.

Mendacity-in-state ends

The Queen has been mendacity in state in London since Thursday night, with big queues of mourners snaking alongside the River Thames with waits of 14 hours or extra.

At 7.30pm on Friday, 16 September a vigil can be mounted by King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex as members of the general public stroll by.

The Queen’s mendacity in state will finish on Monday morning

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Mourners then have till 6.30am on Monday to succeed in the coffin, when the Queen’s lying-in-state involves an finish.

Following this, the doorways will shut in preparation for the procession to Westminster Abbey the place the State Funeral service will happen.

Route of the coffin and greatest viewing factors

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At 10.35am on Monday the coffin can be lifted from the catafalque the place it has stood in Westminster Corridor by pall-bearers of the first Battalion Grenadier Guards, of which the Queen was firm commander.

Will probably be draped with the Royal Normal and carrying the imperial state crown, orb and sceptre.

Her Majesty will then be moved from Westminster Corridor to Westminster Abbey at 10.44am on Monday for the funeral service.

The path to Westminster Abbey, which can be lined by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, will go from Parliament Sq. to Broad Sanctuary and the Sanctuary.

1000’s are anticipated to line the path to Westminster Abbey

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Procession to Westminster Abbey

The King will lead the procession to Westminster Abbey which can be made up of 200 musicians from the massed Pipes and Drums of Scottish and Irish Regiments, the Brigade of Gurkhas, and the Royal Air Pressure, with the Princess Royal, Duke of York and Earl of Wessex.

Behind the quartet would be the Queen’s grandsons Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales.

They are going to be adopted by the late monarch’s son-in-law Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester, the Queen’s cousin, and her nephew the Earl of Snowdon.

King Charles will once more lead a procession behind his mom’s coffin

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The Queen’s coffin can be carried on the State Gun Carriage, a 123-year-old equipment towed by 98 Royal Navy sailors in a practice relationship again to the funeral of Queen Victoria.

The Procession will arrive on the West Gate of Westminster Abbey at 10.52am the place pall bearers will left the coffin from the carriage and carry it into Westminster Abbey to start the service.

Westminster Abbey Service

Doorways will open at 8am to permit friends – amongst them US president Joe Biden and French president Emmanuel Macron – to take their seats.

Heads of state and abroad authorities representatives, together with overseas royal households, governors-general and realm prime ministers will collect initially on the Royal Hospital, Chelsea and journey below “collective arrangements” to Westminster Abbey.

Almost 200 key staff and volunteers have been invited to the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Different representatives of the realms and the Commonwealth, the Orders of Chivalry together with recipients of the Victoria Cross and George Cross, authorities, parliament, devolved parliaments and assemblies, the Church, and Her Majesty’s patronages will kind the congregation, together with additional representatives from legislation, emergency providers, public servants and professions, and public representatives, totalling 2,000 folks.

Members of the British royal household who usually are not a part of the procession from Westminster Corridor can have arrived on the abbey and been escorted to their seats within the South Lantern.

At 11am, the State Funeral service will start led by the Dean of Westminster. Prime minister Liz Truss and the secretary-general of the Commonwealth are each anticipated to provide readings on the service.

In direction of the tip of the service at roughly 11.55am, the Final Submit will sound adopted by a two minutes’ silence and the Nationwide Anthem to complete round 12 midday.

Windsor Personal Service

Following the state funeral, the coffin can be adopted by the King, the Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales and members of the royal household who will stroll within the procession to Wellington Arch the place it is going to be pushed to Windsor on the state hearse.

The path to Wellington Arch can be lined by Armed Forces from Westminster Abbey to the highest of Structure Hill along with minute weapons fired in Hyde Park.

The George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel, Windsor


A committal service will happen at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, Fortress at 4pm on Monday.

At 7.30pm the Queen can be buried in King George VI’s chapel in Windsor Fortress in a non-public service.

The Queen’s closing resting place can be St George’s Chapel at Windsor Fortress alongside her husband of 70 years, the Duke of Edinburgh, within the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

Philip is at the moment within the Royal Vault however can be moved to be together with his spouse.


6.30am: Queen’s lying-in-state ends marking the general public’s final alternative to pay respects to the late monarchy. Preparations for the Westminster Abbey service begins.

8am: The doorways of Westminster Abbey can be opened for the congregation to start taking their seats.

10.35am: The coffin can be moved from Westminster Corridor to the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy.

10.44am: The gun carriage will set off and can be drawn by Royal Naval officers adopted by the King, members of the Royal Household, members of the King’s family and family of the Prince of Wales.

11am: The State Funeral will start, performed by Dean of Westminster.

11.55am: The Final Submit will sound, adopted by a two-minutes’ silence all through the UK ending with the Nationwide Anthem.

Midday: The service will finish and the coffin can be adopted by the King, the Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales and members of the Royal Household who’re to stroll within the Procession to Wellington Arch

12.15pm: The procession will set off for Wellington Arch with the route lined by the Armed Forces from Westminster Abbey to the highest of Structure Hill on the Commonwealth Memorial Gates. The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery will witness the departure of the Coffin to Windsor.

3.06pm: The State Hearse will strategy Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Street, Windsor

3.10pm: The Procession will step off.

3.20pm: Governors-Basic and Realm Prime Ministers will arrive on the West Door, St. George’s Chapel and can be escorted to their seats within the Nave.

3.25pm: Members of the Royal Household not strolling within the outside procession will arrive on the chapel.

3.40pm: The King and people within the Procession be part of because it passes into Engine Courtroom. As earlier than, the Queen Consort with the Princess of Wales, and the Duchess of Sussex with the Countess of Wessex will comply with by automobile.

3:53 pm: The bearer social gathering will raise the Coffin from the State Hearse, from the place it is going to be carried in procession up the West Steps.

4pm: The Committal Service will start. On the conclusion, the King and the Royal Household will depart from the Galilee Porch for Windsor Fortress.

7.30pm: A personal burial service can be performed by the Dean of Windsor, attended by the King and members of the Royal Household. Her Majesty is to be buried collectively together with her late husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, on the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

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