The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

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.

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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.


A general view shows the choir in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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18 Responses to The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

  1. Stella says:

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte look so grown up and well behaved.

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  2. WeeWeed says:

    An interesting twitter account the past few days – preparations for the funeral.

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  3. Stella says:

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  6. Stella says:

    Just saw two of the Queen’s Corgi’s.

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  7. Lucille says:

    What a magnificent day of solemn historical pageantry! Both the services were lovely in their own ways. The service in the King George VI Memorial Chapel was so very beautiful, though, and will remain my favorite due to its familial intimacy and heartfelt unfolding.

    Determined to see the whole event live, I went to bed at 10:00 on Sunday evening, setting the alarm for 2:15 Monday morning, then choosing ITV News for viewing. They were very thorough in explaining the progression but not intrusive. When the royals left in their vehicles from the Memorial Chapel, I went back to bed for 2-1/2 hours so as not to be a zombie for the rest of the day.

    Now begins the process of watching replays and special shots of various attendees.


  8. Lucille says:

    Btw, the Biden pair were late getting to the Westminster Abbey service and were told they would have to wait until the Victoria Cross recipients were seated. This is how goshawful they looked….

    See article:

    The only mess-up by ITV was when they commented how appropriate it was that the Biden duo came into the Abbey after the VC honorees since Biden is the US Commander-in-Chief! How disrespectful to the honorees to be compared to a man who allowed (yes, allowed!) servicemen and women to be murdered when he was unnecessarily rushing our troops out of Afghanistan, thus causing one of the worst debacle in U.S. history as CIC…besides leaving all that equipment behind for the terrorists.


  9. Lucille says:

    Queen Elizabeth’s two remaining corgis…so adorable…I wonder if they know….


  10. Lucille says:

    Remembrances of things past….

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  11. Sharon says:

    The infrastructure of this service and all of its parts were arranged appropriately to contain/express the content of this life.

    This service, in part and in whole, was appropriate because of the life that preceded it.

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