What time does the Queen’s funeral start? Where can I attend the funeral ceremony? | SBS News

On Monday, around 2,000 guests from around the world will gather at Westminster Abbey for the
Millions more are expected to watch the procession on TV or online.
In Britain, 125 cinemas will screen the funeral, while parks, public squares and cathedrals will install viewing screens.

Here’s how you can tune in from Australia and what time everything will be.

How can you watch and follow the procession?

On Monday evening, from 7:30 p.m. AEST, mainline SBS will switch to BBC coverage of The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
We will also be blogging live at which will begin at 6:30 p.m. AEST.

When does the funeral procession begin?

The Queen’s interment will end at 6.30am BST (3.30pm AEST), with the doors of Westminster Abbey opening ahead of the funeral at 8.00am BST (5.30pm AEST).
At 10:44 a.m. BST (7:44 p.m. AEST), the coffin will be transported from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey.

The coffin is expected to arrive at Westminster Abbey at 10:52 a.m. (7:52 p.m. AEST) and the funeral will officially begin at 11:00 a.m. (8 p.m. AEST).

The funeral service will end around 12 p.m. (9 p.m. AEST), after the last bell has been played and a two-minute silence. The Réveil, the National Anthem, and a traditional Queen’s Piper’s Lament will also be played.

What happens after the funeral?

At the conclusion of the funeral, the Queen’s coffin – followed by King Charles III and the Royal Family – will be brought in a procession to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, from around 12.15pm (9.15pm AEST).
Big Ben will ring at one minute intervals.

The coffin will be transported to Windsor by a state hearse, where it is expected to arrive shortly after 3 p.m. (midnight AEST).

At 4:00 p.m. (1:00 a.m. AEST), the engagement service will begin, attended by a small group of approximately 800 guests. It will end around 4:45 p.m. (1:45 a.m. AEST).
The service will be led by the Dean of Windsor David Conner, with the blessing of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
Then the coffin will be lowered into the royal vault.
The queen will be buried with at the King George VI Memorial Chapel later that evening during a private family service.