Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will occur on Monday (Sept 19), marking the highest of her 70-year reign.
Britain has been in 10 days of nationwide mourning after Her Majesty handed away at Balmoral in Scotland on Sept 8 aged 96.
Her coffin is in the mean time lying in state throughout the Palace of Westminster and lots of of hundreds of people have filed earlier to pay their respects.
Entry to Westminster Hall will in all probability be closed at 6:30am on Monday ahead of the funeral, which is due to begin merely over 4 hours later.
The funeral, which might occur at Westminster Abbey, will solely closing an hour, nonetheless there’ll in all probability be a 45 minute procession afterwards.
Here is the whole route…
Queen Elizabeth’s funeral procession route
The Queen’s state funeral will end at 12pm and the procession will set off quarter-hour later at 12:15pm.
It will journey on this route:
- Parliament Square
- Parliament Street
- Horse Guards Parade
- Horse Guards Road
- The Mall
- Queen’s Gardens
- Constitution Hill
- Apsley Way
- Wellington Arch
It will end at Wellington Arch
Her Majesty’s Coffin will in all probability be taken via the Abbey and put into the State Gun Carriage sooner than occurring the 45 minute route all through London.
The King and completely different members of the Royal Family will adjust to the coffin, and the procession will embrace quite a few members of the Armed Forces.
Minute Guns will in all probability be fired in Hyde Park by The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, and Big Ben will toll all by means of the interval.
After 45 minutes, the procession will end at Wellington Arch at exactly 1pm, which is the massive stone arch located on Hyde Park Corner.
There, the Coffin will in all probability be transferred into the State Hearse and journey to Windsor the place the Queen will in all probability be laid to rest at St George’s chapel.
As Her Majesty leaves Wellington Arch with the Royal Family, the Parade will give a Royal Salute and the National Anthem will in all probability be carried out.
What will happen subsequent?
The coffin will in all probability be pushed to Windsor, be a part of a procession on Albert Road after which be taken as a lot as St George’s Chapel.
There will in all probability be a procession throughout the Quadrangle, which is a giant backyard all through the grounds of Windsor Castle, Minute Guns will in all probability be fired on the East Lawn and the Curfew Tower Bell will in all probability be rung.
The procession will end on the bottom of the West Steps of St. George’s Chapel and Her Majesty’s coffin will in all probability be taken into the chapel.
Her committal service will begin at 4pm and sooner than the final word hymn, the Imperial State Crown, Orb and Sceptre will in all probability be far from her coffin and positioned on the altar.
The coffin will then be lowered into the Royal Vault, nonetheless a private burial will occur in The King George VI Memorial Chapel later that night time.