Live from London and Windsor, full coverage of The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey and the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
NOTE: All times are GMT, which is 4 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time. Therefore, 10:35 am GMT is 6:35 am ET.
Ahead of the service, the queen’s lying-in-state at Westminster Hall will end at 6:30 a.m. local time Monday. At about 10:35 a.m., group of bearers will lift her coffin onto the gun carriage that was used for the funerals of her grandfather George V, her father George VI, Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill.
It will convey the Queen’s casket from Westminster Hall to nearby Westminster Abbey, where the ceremony will take place. The new King Charles III, as well as princes William and Harry, will walk behind the coffin. World leaders including President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, Australia’s Anthony Albanese and Canada’s Justin Trudeau will arrive shortly thereafter.
As the ceremony begins, Prime Minister Liz Truss and the secretary general of the Commonwealth will speak. Then a sermon will be given by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
A two-minute silence will be observed across the nation, which will include noise from airplanes as Heathrow will stop all arrivals and departures for half an hour. The close of the service will be marked by reveille, the national anthem and a lament played by the Queen’s piper.
The casket will then be conveyed to Windsor. The route will be lined by the armed forces and guns will be fired every minute. The Sebastopol Bell and the Curfew Tower Bell will each toll.
A committal service will take place at St. George’s Chapel at 4 p.m. local time. The Dean of Windsor Castle and with a congregation including the Royal Family and some of the Queen’s personal staff will lead that ceremony. The Archbishop of Canterbury will pronounce the blessing and those in attendance will sing “God Save the King.” 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.
The Queen will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel with her husband Prince Philip, who died last year.
The funeral will use 213 full HD cameras placed in Westminster Abbey, St George’s Chapel and Westminster Hall. 14 OB trucks will transmit from 10 locations.