What time it starts, where it takes place and our monarch’s final resting place

Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral will take place in London next week after she passed away in Balmoral on Thursday.

The late Queen’s son and heir, Charles, is now the King.

Details of her final journey from Balmoral to Windsor, and when members of the public can pay their respects, were released by The Earl Marshal, Duke of Norfolk, who is coordinating the arrangements for the funeral.

Here’s what to expect.

When is the late Queen’s funeral?

The date of the state funeral has been confirmed by Buckingham Palace to be on Monday, Sept 19. It is due to start at 11am BST.

Will there be a bank holiday for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral?

The King on Sept 10 approved an order that the day of the late Queen’s funeral will be a bank holiday, with schools to close on the day.

During the Accession Council, Lord President of the Council Penny Mordaunt said: “Drafts of two proclamations. One – appointing the day of Her late Majesty’s state funeral as a bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

“Two – appointing the day of Her late Majesty’s state funeral as a bank holiday in Scotland.

“And of two orders in council, directing the Lord Chancellor to affix the great seal to the proclamations.”

Charles answered: “Approved.”

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When does the coffin procession begin?

The procession to bring Her Late Majesty’s coffin to its final resting place has begun.

On Sunday six gamekeepers from the Balmoral Estate carried Queen Elizabeth’s coffin to a waiting hearse which made a slow six-hour journey to Edinburgh, where it was taken into the throne room of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official royal residence in Scotland.

Staff there were able to pay their respects before the King and Queen Consort traveled behind the coffin on its way from Holyroodhouse to St Giles’s Cathedral, where the Crown of Scotland was placed on the coffin.

There, the King and his siblings held a silent vigil as they stood by the late Queen’s coffin.

The late Queen will lie in state in the Cathedral until Tuesday Sept 13 to allow the people of Scotland to pay their respects.

When will the coffin be transported to Buckingham Palace?

On Tuesday Sept 13 at 5pm the coffin will be taken on the 45-minute journey from St Giles’s Cathedral to Edinburgh Airport, where the Princess Royal will accompany her late mother on the flight to RAF Northolt in London, where it will land at 6.55pm .

From Northolt the coffin will be taken in a state hearse to Buckingham Palace, where it will remain in the Bow Room overnight.


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