TAfter the Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, the ten-day period of mourning will conclude on Monday Sept. 19, with a day of full funeral ceremonies. These will take place in London, Windsor and Windsor. She will then be laid to repose.
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at Westminster Abbey will be attended by world leaders, including President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, and representatives from across the Commonwealth of Nations—most of which were part of the former British Empire.
Guests will convene for the ceremony at 11 a.m. London time, which will culminate in two minutes of silence for the Queen across the U.K. and the playing of “God Save the King”—a change after 70 years of “God Save the Queen.”
Processions through the streets of London, and then to the royal residence at Windsor, will also take place until Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest that evening at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Monday in the United Kingdom is considered a holiday. Many businesses and schools are closed to allow citizens to view live broadcasts. The events begin at 4 AM and continue until 7:30 PM.
The coverage at Westminster Abbey will be viewed by millions around the globe. This is where Elizabeth wed Prince Philip and was coronated. The funeral of a British monarch will take place here for the first time since the 18th Century. It is also the first time that cameras are allowed in any British monarch’s funeral.
Here is the schedule for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, along with details of what to expect.
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The order of events
6:30 a.m. (1:30 a.m. ET): Westminster Hall’s doorsClose to the public is the House of Parliament where Queen Elizabeth II was in stat.
10:44 a.m. (5:44 a.m. ET): Royal procession leavesFrom Westminster Abbey to the Palace of Westminster The state gun carriage will carry Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, accompanied by musicians such as the band of royal marines, and the path will be lined with members of the royal navy and royal marines. The carriage will also be followed by Prince William and King Charles III, members of the royal household.
10:52 a.m. (5:52 a.m. ET): Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives The gate of Westminster Abbey is reached and the insiders are taken in
11 a.m. (6 a.m. ET): The ceremony commencesThe service, which will be led by David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, will feature readings by religious and political leaders, including Liz Truss, the U.K. Prime Minster.
11:55 a.m. (6:55 a.m. ET): You have two minutes to be silent The Abbey as well as the U.K.
Noon (7:15 a.m. ET): The funeral is over with reveille, the U.K. national anthem (“God Save the King”), and a lament by the queen’s piper. As Big Ben tolls incessantly, another procession will take the coffin through London.
1 p.m. (8 a.m. ET): Wellington Arch receives the coffinIn London where the royal family loads it into a hearse. Here, the royal family leaves for Windsor Castle about 20 miles to the west of Buckingham Palace.
3:06 p.m. (10:06 a.m. ET):Windsor receives the state hearseIt will then join the procession that heads up Albert Road. The King and other members of the royal family will join the path on foot to St. George’s Chapel roughly thirty minutes later.
4 p.m. (11 a.m. ET):Committal Service is now available at St. George’s Chapel, conducted by the Dean of Windsor and ending with a blessing from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. ET): In a private ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II was laid to RestIn King George VI Memorial Chapel, Windsor Castle. Prince Philip, her husband of 63 years, will also be with her.
What members of the royal family are involved?
Members of the royal family and King Charles III’s household are scheduled to have roles throughout the day, though not all details of where and how each royal will be involved are public.
The palace details the specific moments when Prince William, Prince Charles III, Prince Harry and Princess Catherine will participate in the proceedings. Viewers may see the members of royal family such as King Charles III, Prince William and Princess Catherine in their roles as heir apparents and Dukes of Wales shortly after the casket leaves Westminster Hall.
A group of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will attend the Westminster Abbey funeral. The official procession will follow them by car from Windsor.
Who will go?
Westminster Abbey boasts approximately 2,000 seats that can accommodate Queen Elizabeth’s many visitors.
While the royal family did not release the list, many head of state and dignitaries expressed their desire to attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey on the 19th. They will join the heads of Australia, Japan, Germany and New Zealand as well as leaders from Australia, Canada, Kenya, Kenya, Australia and Japan.
Numerous royal family members, including Queen Elizabeth II’s children Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, will also populate the pews of the Abbey. There will also be a long list of European royals, such as King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Queen Elizabeth II, Carl XVI Gustav, Queen Maxima, King Harald V, Norway, Queen Mathilde, and King Philippe.
Representatives from all parts of the Commonwealth are scheduled to attend, along with people that the Queen included on her annual honor’s list this past year, which celebrates outstanding citizens and community leaders.
What to Watch
The funeral service will be broadcast live by several cable and network news stations in the United States at 6:01 a.m. ET. Viewers can choose to tune into ABC, BBC America and C-SPAN or CNN. Fox News, NBC, NBC, NBC, NBC, PBS, C-SPAN and CNN will all broadcast the funeral ceremony live at 6 a.m. ET. The U.K. will have full coverage from BBC One, Sky News, and BBC News.
Time.com will stream the event live.
Globally, the BBC and ITV News will stream their coverage live. Those with internet access will be able to view it on YouTube or at their websites. News outlets around the globe will be broadcasting feeds. Canadian viewers will have the option to tune into CBC in Canada, while ABC News Australia will provide the show.
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