An industry expert has predicted that 4.1 billion people – more than half the world’s population – will tune in to see the late monarch laid to rest on Monday. TVP World’s reporters are on site to bring you the latest news from this distinctive moment.
Here are the important timings (Polish time) for the Westminster funeral, Windsor committal service, and processions.
7:30 The doors of Westminster Hall at the House of Parliament, where Queen Elizabeth II has been lying in state, close to the public
11:35 – Bearer party will take the coffin from the catafalque and carry it to the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy.
11:44 The royal procession leaves from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey. The State Gun Carriage will carry Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, accompanied by musicians such as the band of royal marines. The path will also be lined with members of the royal navy and royal marines. Members of the royal family, including King Charles III and Prince William, will follow behind the carriage.
11:52 Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives at the gates of Westminster Abbey and will be carried inside.
12:00 The ceremony begins, led by Dean of Westminster David Hoyle, and will include readings and prayers by political and religious leaders including the new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss. World leaders and dignitaries will arrive at Westminster Abbey for the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
12:55 There will be a two minutes silence at the Abbey and across the UK.
13:00 The funeral ends with reveille, the UK national anthem (God Save the King), and a lament by the queen’s piper. The coffin will go on another procession through the streets of London as Big Ben tolls continuously.
13:15 Procession, including the King, will set off for Wellington Arch.
14:00: The coffin arrives at Wellington Arch in London, where it is loaded into a hearse. From here, the royal family departs for Windsor Castle, which is about 20 miles west of Buckingham Palace.
16:06-16:10: The state hearse arrives in Windsor, where it will join a procession heading up Albert Road. The King and other members of the royal family will join the path on foot to St. George’s Chapel roughly thirty minutes later.
17:00: The Committal Service begins at St. George’s Chapel, conducted by the Dean of Windsor and ending with a blessing from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
20:30: Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest in a private ceremony in King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle. She will be buried with her late husband, Prince Philip.
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