The Queen’s state funeral will take place today, which has been dubbed D+10 or D+10 in Operation London Bridge’s plan for the events following the monarch’s death.
Here is a timeline of events expected to take place over the next 24 hours.
– Lying in state
The restatement was completed at 6.30am today, before the Queen’s coffin was taken to Westminster Abbey for the funeral service.
– Funeral Service at Westminster Abbey
At 8 am, the congregation will begin to take place in the abbey.
Heads of state and representatives of foreign governments, including foreign royal families, governors-general and prime ministers of realms, will first meet at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea before traveling to Westminster.
Just after 10.35am a party of pallbearers from the Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards will lift the coffin from a wooden frame and carry it to the Royal Navy State Gun Carriage near the north door of Westminster Hall.
The carriage will leave at 10.44am, pulled by 142 Royal Naval personnel. He will be followed by the King, other members of the Royal Family, the King’s Household and the Prince of Wales Household.
The cortege will arrive at the West Door of Westminster Abbey at 10:52 a.m. and the coffin will be lifted from the carriage by the group of pallbearers and carried inside.
Before the service, the tenor bell will ring every minute for 96 minutes, reflecting the years of the Queen’s life.
The funeral will begin at 11 a.m.
At 11:55 a.m., The Last Post will mark the start of a two-minute nationwide silence.
The Queen’s bagpiper will then play Reveille, the national anthem and a lament to end the service around 12 noon.
– The procession and then to Windsor
The Queen’s coffin will be brought back in the gun carriage before the cortege leaves Westminster Abbey at 12.15pm.
The procession will pass through Broad Sanctuary Parliament Square (south and east sides), Parliament Street, Whitehall, Horse Guards including Horse Guards Arch, Horse Guards Road, The Mall, Queen’s Gardens (south and west sides), Constitution Hill and Apsley Way , before arriving at Wellington Arch at 1pm.
The coffin will be lifted from the gun carriage and placed in the State Hearse, which will depart for Windsor as the parade gives a royal salute and the national anthem is played.
The King and Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales and other members of the Royal Family will leave for Windsor by car.
The hearse will approach Shaw Farm Gate at Albert Road, Windsor, and join the motorcade, which will have been formed and in position to descend by 3.10pm.
– Commitment service
The service will mark the end of public ceremonies and begin at 4 p.m.
The door to St George’s Chapel will open for the congregation at 3.20pm, with members of the Royal Family not part of the motorcade arriving for the service at 3.25pm.
The hearse will follow Albert Road, Long Walk, Cambridge Gate, Cambridge Drive, George IV Gate, Quadrangle (south and west sides), Engine Court, Norman Arch, Chapel Hill and Parade Ground.
The procession, which will have been joined by the King and other family members from the north side of the quadrangle as it passes through Engine Court, will arrive at the west steps of the Horseshoe Cloister Chapel at 3.53pm.
The pallbearer group will lift the coffin from the hearse and it will be carried in procession up the steps of St. George’s Chapel prior to the interment service.
It is not known how long the service will last.
The King and members of the Royal Family will depart from Galilee’s Porch for Windsor Castle once the service is over.
– Private funeral service
The Dean of Windsor will lead a funeral service attended by the King and members of the Royal Family at 7.30pm.
The Queen will be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh at the King George VI Memorial Chapel.