What is the route for the Queen’s funeral?

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: King Charles III, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Camilla, Queen Consort, Sir Timothy Laurence, Mr Peter Phillips, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Beatrice and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent are seen inside the Palace of Westminster for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. Dan Kitwood/Pool via REUTERS

AFTER the Queen passed away on September, 8, 2022, the United Kingdom began ten days of mourning.

Details about the Queen’s funeral have since been revealed, as the nation prepares to say goodbye to its longest serving monarch.

What is the route for the Queen’s funeral?

The Queen’s coffin was placed in Westminster Hall on September, 14, to lie in state, where mourners could pay their respects.

Her funeral will begin on Monday, September, 19, when her coffin will be moved from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey at 10:44am.

The Royal Family, led by King Charles, will march behind her coffin when it is moved to Westminster Abbey.

King Charles will walk ahead of his three siblings, Princess Anne, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Wessex.

The Queen’s coffin will be followed by members of the royal family.

The Queen’s grandsons, Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex, and the Prince of Wales, will walk behind her children.

They will be followed by Her Majesty’s son-in-law, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence, her cousin, The Duke of Gloucester, and her nephew, the Earl of Snowden.

When her coffin is being moved to Westminster Abbey, the procession will go through Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary and the Sanctuary.

The procession will be a musical affair, led by 200 musicians.


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There will be massed Pipes & Drums of Scottish and Irish Regiments, the Brigade of Gurkhas, and the Royal Air Force.

During the procession, the late monarch’s coffin will be carried on a 123-year-old gun carriage towed by 98 Royal Navy sailors, a tradition which dates back to Queen Victoria’s funeral.

The procession will arrive at the west gate of Westminster Abbey at 10:52am.

Once the Queen’s coffin arrives at the Abbey, the bearer party will lift it from the gun carriage and carry it into the Abbey ahead of the state funeral service.

Her state funeral will begin at 11am and will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster.

Roughly 2000 people, mostly comprising world leaders and foreign royals, will then enter Westminster Abbey for the service.

During the service, Prime Minister, Liz Truss, and Commonwealth Secretary-General Hon Patricia Scotland KC will read lessons.

The Archbishop of York, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Free Churches Moderator will say prayers.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will deliver the sermon and give the commendation, while the Dean will pronounce the blessing.

The Last Post will sound at 11:55am which will be followed by two-minutes of silence across the country.

After this, the Queen’s piper will play the National Anthem and a lament to signify the end of the state funeral at around 12 noon.

Then, the bearer party will lift the coffin from the catafalque and will move in procession through the Great West Door where they will return to the State Gun Carriage positioned outside the West Gate.

The King and the Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with other members of the royal family will follow the coffin and walk in the procession to Wellington Arch.

The procession route will be lined by seven groups of armed forces.

The King will then lead the royal family walking in procession, with others following by car. 

Big Ben is set to toll throughout the procession and minute guns are going to be fired in Hyde Park.

The procession will arrive at Wellington Arch at 1pm.

The bearer party will place the Queen’s coffin into the state hearse, as she begins her final journey to Windsor. 

As the royal family depart for Windsor by car, the nation anthem is set to be played.

The state hearse is expected to arrive at the Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Road at 3.06pm. 

Then, at 3.10pm, the procession will step off. 

They will make their way to the Chapel via Albert Road, Long Walk, George IV Drive, proceeding down Chapel Hill and into Horseshoe Cloister. 

At 3.25pm members of the royal family not walking in procession will arrive at West Chapel and will be escorted to their seats.

At 3.40pm, the royals walking in procession will join it at Quadrangle. 

The procession will be lined by armed forces throughout.

As the Queen’s coffin moves from Shaw Farm Gate to George VI Chapel, minute guns will be fired from position on East Lawn.

Guard of honour of 110 rank and file and three officers from grenadier guards will form in Horseshoe Cloister. 

The procession will stop at 3:53pm at the bottom of the west steps to the chapel, where the bearer party will carry the coffin up.

St George’s Chapel will be opened exclusively to family and household staff, with an expected attendance of about 800 people.

At 4pm, the committal service will begin.

The service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor and a choir is going to sing during the service.

Before the final hymn is sung, a crown jeweller will remove the imperial state crown, orb and sceptre from the coffin.

The crown jeweller will then pass them to the Dean and he will place them on the high altar. 

After the final hymn, King Charles will place something on his mother’s coffin. 

Lord Chamberlain will break his wand of arm and place it on the coffin. 

Then, a Sovereign piper will play a lament as the coffin is lowered into the Royal Vault.

The King and royal family will the depart for Windsor Castle, for the Queen’s burial in the King George VI Memorial Chapel. 

The funeral will be concluded with a private internment at 7.30pm at Windsor Castle.

Where will the Queen’s funeral take place?

The Queen’s state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey.

Her committal service at 4pm will be held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

It is in St George’s Chapel that she will be laid to rest, along with her mother, father, and sister.

Who will follow the Queen’s coffin?

When the Queen’s coffin is being moved from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, it will be followed by several members of the Royal family.

The family will be led by King Charles.

The Queen’s three other children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward will walk behind the King.

Then, the Queen’s grandsons, Peter Phillips, Prince William, and Prince Harry will walk behind them.

They will be followed by Her Majesty’s son-in-law, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence, her cousin, The Duke of Gloucester, and her nephew, the Earl of Snowden.