Queen Elizabeth II will lastly be laid to relaxation on Monday — a funeral that’s been meticulously deliberate for many years and is predicted to be the most-watched dwell occasion in TV historical past.
After 10 days of tributes and ceremonies, King Charles III and his royal household will lead a remaining, all-day, pomp-filled sendoff involving three somber ceremonies and the identical variety of processions for her flag-covered coffin.
Right here, The Publish provides a complete information to the anticipated occasions marking the ultimate day of “Operation London Bridge.”
END OF LYING IN STATE (1:30 a.m. EST)
At 6:30 a.m. UK time (1:30 a.m. in New York) the doorways of Westminster Corridor will lastly be closed, formally ending her mendacity in state.
Simply beforehand, the ultimate group of the hundreds of well-wishers who’ve lined up for so long as 14 hours shall be allowed in to pay their respects to the queen in her coffin draped with the Royal Normal.
By 8 a.m. London time — three hours earlier than the beginning of the service — the doorways of Westminster Abbey shall be opened to begin permitting in company, together with world leaders akin to President Biden and his first girl.
PROCESSION STARTS (5:35 a.m. EST)
Simply after 10:35 a.m. native time (5:35 A.M. in New York), a bearer celebration from The Queen’s Firm, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards — the royal-protection unit recognized for its distinctive high-standing furry hats — will raise the queen’s coffin from the catafalque the place it has been in state.
They’ll carry her coffin to the state gun carriage of the Royal Navy — which was first faraway from energetic service in 1901 for the funeral of Queen Victoria. It was additionally used for the funerals of King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI, Winston Churchill and Lord Louis Mountbatten.
The procession will begin at 10:44 a.m. native time — 5:44 a.m. in New York — with new King Charles III and different senior royals strolling instantly behind the late queen’s coffin.
It will likely be led by the massed pipes and drums of Scottish and Irish Regiments, the Brigade of Gurkhas, and the Royal Air Pressure band.
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines shall be amongst these lining the procession path to Westminster Abbey, passing a guard of honor and Royal Marines band in Parliament Sq..
Simply eight minutes later, the procession is because of arrive at Westminster Abbey, the place the queen additionally married Prince Philip in 1947 and had her official coronation in 1953. The bearer celebration will then raise the coffin from the State Gun Carriage and into the abbey.
THE CEREMONY (6 a.m. EST)
The funeral is because of begin at 11 a.m. native time (6 a.m. in New York) with the abbey packed filled with world leaders and dignitaries, in addition to 200 residents invited for his or her “extraordinary contributions” to British life.
The service shall be led by Dean of Westminster David Hoyle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, giving the sermon and commendation.
New Prime Minister Liz Truss — the final individual photographed with the queen — shall be a type of talking. The Archbishop of York, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderator of the Basic Meeting of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church buildings Moderator can even all say prayers.
LAST POST AND TWO-MINUTES SILENCE
The top of the hour-long service shall be marked by a conventional Final Publish, adopted by a nationwide two minutes of silence at round 11:55 a.m. native time (simply earlier than 7 a.m. in New York.)
The Queen’s Piper will deliver the funeral to an finish at noon (7 a.m. in New York) with a lament and the Nationwide Anthem.
The bearer celebration will once more transfer the coffin to the identical gun carriage, adopted by King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla and different senior royal family members.
PROCESSION TO WELLINGTON ARCH
The king will once more lead his household in following the coffin in a second procession, this time to Wellington Arch, which was accomplished in 1830 as an unique entrance to Buckingham Palace.
Nonetheless, the queen consort will as a substitute follow in a car with new Princess of Wales Kate Middleton, after which Meghan Markle shall be in one other with Prince Edward’s spouse, Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
The procession — anticipated to take almost an hour — will once more be flanked by navy members, with others lining the route, some firing gun salutes.
The King’s Guard will prove within the forecourt of Buckingham Palace and can give a royal salute because the coffin passes Queen Victoria Memorial.
At Wellington Arch, the coffin shall be transferred to the state hearse prepared for the ultimate journey to the queen’s beloved Windsor. Her grieving family members will observe by automotive.
PROCESSION IN WINDSOR (10:10 a.m. EST)
The hearse is predicted to reach in Windsor quickly after 3 p.m. native time (10 a.m. in New York) prepared for a 3rd procession.
Along with his household, King Charles shall be joined by members of his and his late mom’s households, with navy members once more becoming a member of the route and forming guards of honor for the procession.
At 3:53 p.m. native time — simply earlier than 11 a.m. in New York — the hearse will halt by the west steps of St. George’s Chapel in Horseshoe Cloister. The bearer celebration will once more raise her coffin for the committal service.
COMMITTAL SERVICE (11 a.m. EST)
In addition to royals, company on the service embrace earlier UK prime ministers in addition to previous and current members of the late queen’s family. Most won’t have been on the earlier London service.
Earlier than the ultimate hymn, the late queen’s crown and orb and scepter shall be faraway from her coffin and positioned on the altar.
Lord Chamberlain Lord Andrew Parker — the most senior officer of the Royal Household — will then ceremoniously “break” his “wand of workplace” and place it on the coffin.
The Dean of Windsor, David Conner, will then say a remaining psalm and commendation because the queen’s coffin is lowered into the Royal Vault.
The sovereign’s piper will play a lament, strolling away slowly in order that the music slowly fades.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will then pronounce the blessing, with the service ending with a rendition of “God Save the King.”
Because the king and his royal family members depart, it marks the tip of the general public ceremonial occasions.
PRIVATE BURIAL (2:30 p.m. EST)
The service and burial on the King George VI Memorial Chapel “shall be totally non-public, given it’s a deeply private event,” a spokesman for the king stated.
The king and his household shall be collectively for the service, performed by the Dean of Windsor, at 7:30 p.m. native time (2:30 p.m. in New York).
The Gothic chapel, on the grounds of the almost 1,000-year-old Windsor Citadel, is known as after her father, who died of most cancers in 1952 whereas his daughter and heiress to the throne was simply 25 years previous.
It additionally homes the stays of King George’s spouse, the Queen Mom Elizabeth, and the ashes of his youthful daughter, Princess Margaret.
She is going to finally be buried alongside Prince Philip, the queen’s husband of 73 years who died final 12 months simply shy of his a centesimal birthday, the palace stated.