THE Queen will be reunited with her beloved husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, after a touching final farewell befitting her unprecedented and glorious 70-year reign.
After four days of her lying in state, the doors to Westminster Hall will close to the public so preparations can begin for a state funeral attended by 2,000 guests.
Grenadier Guards practise carrying a coffin for Monday’s funeral
We take a minute-by-minute look at what will happen on the day of the Queen’s state funeral on Monday
Her Majesty’s state funeral will begin at Westminster Abbey at 11am and end at noon
The funeral will begin at Westminster Abbey at 11am and end at noon, marked by Last Post, a two-minute silence across the UK and the National Anthem.
Her coffin will then be driven to Windsor, where it will be lowered into the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel.
She will then be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel — alongside husband Prince Philip, who died last year.
Here we take a minute-by-minute look at what will happen on Monday.
6:30am: Westminster Hall will close to the public as the Queen’s lying in state concludes after four days to prepare for the state funeral.
8:00am: Westminster Abbey will open for the congregation of 2,000, which will include world leaders and foreign royals.
10:35am: A bearer party from the Queen’s Company 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards will lift the coffin from the catafalque in Westminster Hall and carry it in procession to the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy, which will be positioned outside the North Door.
10:44am: The gun carriage, drawn by 138 Royal Naval ratings, will set off from New Palace Yard to Westminster Abbey via Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary and the Sanctuary.
It will be followed on foot by King Charles and members of the Royal Family including Prince Edward, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Prince William and Prince Harry.
10:52am: The procession will arrive at the West Gate of Westminster Abbey where the coffin will be lifted from the gun carriage and carried in ready for the funeral service.
11am: The service, conducted by the Dean of Westminster, will begin. PM Liz Truss and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth will give readings.
11:55am: Last Post will sound, followed by a two-minute silence to be observed inside the abbey and across the UK.
Noon: Reveille, the National Anthem and a lament played by the Queen’s Piper will bring the state funeral service to an end.
The bearer party will then lift the coffin from the catafalque and move in procession through the Great West Door to the State Gun Carriage, which will be positioned outside the West Gate.
King Charles and the Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales and other royals will then follow the coffin on foot.
Household Cavalry troopers take part in an early morning rehearsal yesterday for the funeral of The Queen in London
Service personnel rehearse in The Mall ahead of Monday’s funeral
12:15am: The procession, led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and members of NHS staff, will set off for Wellington Arch. Minute guns will be fired in Hyde Park by The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery and Big Ben will toll throughout the procession.
1pm: On arrival at Wellington Arch, the coffin will be lifted into the state hearse, which will begin its journey to Windsor. As the hearse departs, the parade will give a Royal Salute and the National Anthem will be played.
3:06pm: The state hearse will approach Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Road, Windsor, and take its place at the front of the procession.
3:10pm: The procession will head to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
3:20pm: Governors General and Realm Prime Ministers will arrive and be escorted to their seats in the nave. In all, 800 people, including members of the Queen’s Household and Windsor estate staff, will attend the service.
3:25pm: Royals not in the procession will arrive at the chapel and will be escorted to their seats.
3:40pm: The King and other members of the Royal Family who are walking in the procession join it at the Quadrangle on the north side as it passes into Engine Court.
The route will be lined by the Armed Forces and minute guns will be fired by The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, from the East Lawn. The Sebastopol Bell and the Curfew Tower Bell will be tolled.
3:53pm: The Procession will halt at the bottom of the West Steps of St George’s Chapel in Horseshoe Cloister where the bearer party will lift the coffin from the hearse and carry it up the West Steps.
4pm: The committal service will begin as the coffin procession enters the chapel, towards the catafalque in the Quire. The service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor. Prayers will be said by the Rector of Sandringham, the Minister of Crathie Kirk and the Chaplain of Windsor Great Park.
Before the final hymn, the Imperial State Crown, the Orb and the Sceptre will be removed from the coffin by the Crown Jeweller and, with the help of the Bargemaster and Serjeants-at-Arms, will be passed to the dean who will place them on the altar.
At the end of the final hymn, the King will place the Queen’s Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards, for whom she was Colonel-in-Chief, on the coffin.
At the same time, the Lord Chamberlain will break his Wand of Office and place it on the coffin in line with tradition. The coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault, while the Archbishop of Canterbury reads a blessing and the Queen’s piper performs a lament.
At the conclusion of the service, the King and members of the Royal Family will depart from the Galilee Porch for Windsor Castle.
7:30pm: A private burial service, attended by the King and members of the Royal Family, will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor.
Her Majesty will be buried alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the King George VI Memorial Chapel.