On September 19 at 11 a.m., Westminster Abbey will host Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral. The Queen’s unparalleled reign and Her Majesty’s amazing life of service as Head of State, Nation, and Commonwealth will be honoured throughout the Funeral Service and the accompanying ceremonial activities.
To allow people all over the world to participate in the Queen’s funeral, the funeral will be aired live on television, radio, and The Royal Family’s YouTube channel.
Since Wednesday, September 13, in the evening, The Queen’s Coffin has lain in state. On Monday, September 19th, the lying-in-state will finish at 6.30am.
The State Funeral will begin at 10:44 a.m. with the Procession of the Coffin on the Royal Navy’s State Gun Carriage from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey.
The King, members of the Royal Family, and members of the King’s household will follow the coffin immediately.
An official funeral service
The Dean of Westminster will preside over the State Funeral Service, while the Archbishop of Canterbury will deliver the sermon and the commendation. The Order of Service is available here.
The Prime Minister and the Commonwealth Secretary-General will read Lessons during the Service. There will be prayers led by the York Archbishop, the Westminster Cardinal Archbishop, the Church of Scotland General Assembly Moderator, and the Free Churches Moderator. The Last Post will sound to signal the end of the service, and then there will be a two-minute silence in the Abbey and across the UK. The Service will end with the National Anthem.