Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest today, on Monday, September 19, drawing an end to 10 days of national mourning.
The late monarch's lying in state at Westminster Hall will come to an end this morning at 6.30am, after which her coffin will be transported to Westminster Abbey for the State Funeral Service.
The Queen's coffin will travel by ceremonial funeral procession through London towards her final resting place in King George VI’s Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel.
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Here's the full, detailed route and timings of her funeral procession as well as where the public can catch one last glimpse of their longest-serving monarch.
What are timings for the Queen’s funeral?
The Queen's funeral on Monday, September 19, will unfold as follows:
- 6.30am: After four days, lying in state comes to an end and Westminster Hall is closed to the public
- 10.44am: The Queen’s coffin will be placed onto the gun carriage for a short procession to Westminster Abbey, arriving at 10.52 am
- 11am: The Queen’s funeral service begins
- 11.55am: As the funeral services comes to an end, the Last Post will be played followed by a national two minute silence observed across the country. A lament played by the Queen’s piper will bring an end to the service
- Around midday: The Queen’s coffin will be placed back on the gun carriage and taken to Wellington Arch in a procession
- 3.06pm: The Queen’s coffin will arrive at Windsor at the Shaw Farm Gate, with public expected to line the route along the Long Walk
- 4pm: A televised committal ceremony takes place in St George’s Chapel, Windsor
- 7.30pm: A private burial will take place in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip’s coffin
What is the full route of the Queen's funeral procession?
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The Queen's coffin will move from Westminster Hall to the State Gun Carriage, position outside the building, shortly after 10.35am on Monday, September 19.
The funeral procession will begin, going from New Palace Yard through Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary and the Sanctuary before arriving at Westminster Abbey just before 11am.
King Charles and other senior members of the royal family will follow the procession on foot.
After arriving at Westminster Abbey, where a State Funeral service will take place till around midday, the procession will set off for Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner.
The route from the Abbey will go through Broad Sanctuary, Parliament Square (south and east sides), Parliament Street, Whitehall, Horse Guards including Horse Guards Arch, Horse Guards Road, The Mall, Queen’s Gardens (south and west sides), Constitution Hill and Apsley Way.
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The procession will arrive at Wellington Arch just after 1 pm, where the coffin will be moved from the State Gun Carriage to the State Hearse.
It will then to Windsor, travelling through central London via a route that has not been disclosed by the Palace.
Once the hearse arrives in Windsor, the procession will continue at at Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Road. It will then travel to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The route will encompass Albert Road, Long Walk, Cambridge Gate, Cambridge Drive, George IV Gate, Quadrangle (south and west sides), Engine Court, Norman Arch, Chapel Hill, Parade Ground and Horseshoe Cloister Arch.
The procession will stop at the bottom of the West Steps of St George’s Chapel in Horseshoe Cloister just around 4pm, after which the coffin will be carried into the chapel.
How to view the Queen's funeral procession?
There will be dedicated ceremonial viewing areas set up along the route of the Queen's funeral procession for members of the public to pay their respects.
These will be at :
- the Green Park side of The Mall
- St James’s Park side of The Mall
- Horse Guards Road
- Horse Guards Parade ground
- Whitehall (West and East)
- Parliament Street (West and East)
- Great George Street
- Bridge Street
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The viewing areas have limited capacity with entrance given in order of admittance time.
A screening site is also being set up at Hyde Park, where people can watch the ceremonial procession on large screens.
Recommended access to the screening site is rom the north side of Hyde Park, from Marlborough Gate to Marble Arch.
Security will be present at all sites. There will be food and drinks with concession stands and toilets also available.
The public has been warned not to camp at these viewing sites in advance of the processional day, with anyone who does so likely to be asked to move on.
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