How lengthy will the Queen’s funeral final?


Following 10 days of nationwide mourning, the Queen’s funeral will occur on Monday (Sept 19).

Queen Elizabeth, who was the longest reigning monarch in UK historic previous, sadly handed away on Sept 8 at her Scottish home Balmoral aged 96.

Buckingham Palace launched her dying in an announcement at spherical 6:30pm, writing: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”

Her Majesty lay in state for 24 hours in Edinburgh sooner than being launched once more to London and fairly a couple of family vigils have taken place.

She is at current lying in state for 4 days in Westminster hall as tens of tens of millions file earlier to express their condolences ahead of the funeral on Monday.

Millions are anticipated to have a look at the ceremony dwell on TV, nonetheless how lengthy will it closing? Read on to look out out…

Where is the Queen’s funeral?

Her Majesty’s funeral will occur at Westminster Abbey in London, which can seat 2,200 people.

The Abbey shall be full of world leaders, notable figures and dignitaries from the world over who shall be seated lengthy sooner than the funeral begins.

Doors to the church will open at 8am, allowing all people to gather inside sooner than the ceremony begins three hours later.

Entry to the Palace of Westminster, the place the Queen’s coffin has been lying in state, might have been closed at 6:30am.

You’ll be succesful to observe the funeral dwell on all primary data retailers worldwide, along with BBC, Sky News, ITV News and Channel 4 News inside the UK.

As properly as with the potential to observe it on TV, many data web sites will even be stream the funeral on-line on YouTube and social media web sites.

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How lengthy will the funeral closing?

The funeral ceremony will closing for an hour, nonetheless the total event along with processions sooner than and after shall be spherical two and a half hours lengthy.

Here is what’s going to happen on Monday:

  • 10.35am: The Queen’s coffin shall be lifted from Westminster Hall the place she has been lying in state.
  • 10.44am: The carriage holding the coffin will set off to Westminster Abbey.
  • 11am: The funeral ceremony will begin.
  • 11.55am: The Last Post will sounds and there shall be two minutes of silence all through the UK.
  • 12pm: The state funeral will end.
  • 12.15pm: The carriage will set off on a 45 minute procession adopted by the Royal Family.
  • 1pm: The procession will attain Wellington Arch and Her Majesty shall be put into the state hearse.

She will then be pushed to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle the place she shall be laid to rest alongside her husband Philip.

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The funeral procession route

After the ceremony, Elizabeth’s coffin will journey all through London in a procession that may closing for 45 minutes.

Here is the route:

  • Parliament Square (south and east sides)
  • Parliament Street
  • Whitehall
  • Horse Guards Parade (by the use of Horse Guards Arch)
  • Horse Guards Road
  • The Mall
  • Queen’s Gardens (south and west sides)
  • Constitution Hill 
  • Apsley Way
  • Wellington Arch

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