The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen
The Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19th September at 11am
The Queen’s Lying-in-State will end.
The coffin will leave Westminster Hall to travel to Westminster Abbey. It will be carried on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy and will be followed by a procession including The King and senior royals.
The State Funeral will begin at Westminster Abbey. As well as family members it will be attended by heads of state from across the globe, including US President Joe Biden, and members of many European royal families, including the King and Queen of Spain.
Almost 200 people who were recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours earlier this year will also join the congregation, including those who made extraordinary contributions to the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and have volunteered in their local communities.
The Last Post will sound, followed by a two-minute silence. The State Funeral will end with the national anthem.
Following the funeral service The Queen’s coffin will travel from the Abbey to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. The King and members of the royal family will again follow The Queen’s coffin in procession. Big Ben will toll throughout the duration of the procession.
The Queen’s coffin will be transferred to the State Hearse for its final journey to Windsor Castle.
There will be a walking procession up the Long Walk, with the King and other senior royals joining the cortege in the Quadrangle in Windsor Castle.
The committal service will begin in St George’s Chapel. Prior to the final hymn, the Imperial State Crown, the Orb and the Sceptre will be removed from The Queen’s coffin, and placed on the altar. At the end of the final hymn, The King will place The Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin. At the same time, The Lord Chamberlain will ‘break’ his wand of office and place it on the coffin.
Later in the evening at a private family service, The Queen will be buried alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.