The Death of Queen Elizabeth II: A Minute by Minute Guide to Her State Funeral on Monday


Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was moved in procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday, where it will remain until the day of her funeral.

Britain’s longest-serving monarch will be honored with a full state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19, with every element of splendor featuring Her Majesty’s personal touches.

Here’s everything we know about what will happen — and when — in the coming days.

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The King and Queen Consort hosts heads of state and official foreign visitors at a state reception at Buckingham Palace.


6.30 am

Lying in state ends when the doors of Westminster Hall are closed to the public.

8 am

Westminster Abbey opens for members of the congregation to take their seats.

10.35 am

Carrying party of Queen’s Company, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards lifts the coffin from the catafalque and places it on a state gun carriage first used for Queen Victoria’s funeral.

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