Details on the route taken by the Queen's coffin to Westminster Abbey for her state funeral, and then St George's Chapel in Windsor, have been revealed.
Those hoping to catch a glimpse of the monarch passing by will be able to gather at a number of locations released by Buckingham Palace.
Around 2,000 people including world leaders and foreign royals will gather inside Westminster Abbey in central London at 11am on Monday for a final farewell to Britain's longest reigning monarch.
Some 800 people, including members of the Queen's Household and Windsor estate staff, will attend the committal service afterwards at 4pm in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
A run-through of the route taken by the Queen's coffin on Monday
- The State Gun Carriage used to carry the Queen's coffin will set off from New Palace Yard, the Palace of Westminster, at 10.44am.
- The route from New Palace Yard to Westminster Abbey is by way of Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary and the Sanctuary.
- The procession will arrive at the West Gate of Westminster Abbey at 10.52am, when the coffin will be carried into the cathedral for the Queen's state funeral service.
- After the funeral ends at around 11.55am, the Last Post will sound, followed by a two minute silence to be observed across the nation.
- At 12.15pm the procession will set off for Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, where the coffin will be lifted from the gun carriage and placed in the State Hearse.
- The route from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch is as follows:
Parliament Square (South and East sides)
Horse Guards including Horse Guards Arch
Horse Guards Road
The Mall , Queen's Gardens (South and West sides)
Apsley Way .
- The procession is due to arrive at Wellington Arch at 1pm, where the coffin will be transferred to the State Hearse to begin its journey to Windsor, where the Queen will be buried with her late husband the Duke of Edinburgh.
Journey to Windsor
From Wellington Arch, the Queen's coffin will travel to St George's chapel in Windsor.
South Carriage Drive
Talgarth Road (via Hammersmith Flyover)
Great West Road (A4)
Great South West Road (A30)
London Road (A30) (via under Chiswick Flyover)
Staines Road (A30)
Windsor Road (A308)
Albert Road (A308) to Shaw Farm Gate.
At around 4:30 PM there will be some words from Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, who will view floral tributes alongside his wife, Sophie the Countess of Wessex.
At this point the Queen's coffin will be taken to St George's chapel, where it will be interred alongside the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Queen's parents and sister.
- At 3.06 pm, the hearse will approach Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Road, Windsor, and join the a procession which will be waiting in position.
- It will set off at 3.10pm, taking the following route:
George IV Gate
Quadrangle (South and West sides)
Horseshoe Cloister Arch
- At around 3.40 pm The King and other Royal Family members will join the procession at the Quadrangle on the North side as it passes into Engine Court. - At 3:53 pm, the procession will halt at the bottom of the West Steps of St. George's Chapel in Horseshoe Cloister.
- The bearer party will then lift the coffin from the State Hearse, from where it will be carried in procession up the West Steps for a Committal Service at the chapel.
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The Queen’s funeral will “unite people across the globe and resonate with people of all faiths” and pay a “fitting tribute to an extraordinary reign”, the man in charge of the historic occasion has said. The Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, described the task as “both humbling and daunting. An honour and a great responsibility”.
While thousands of people will pay their respects to the Queen in Westminster Abbey, and hundreds in Windsor, her burial with Prince Philip will be a "deeply personal family occasion".
The monarch will be interred with the Duke of Edinburgh in King George VI's Memorial Chapel, in St George's Chapel, in a private service, conducted by the Dean of Windsor at 7.30pm.
She will also be next to her father King George VI and mother, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
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“The events of recent days are a reminder of the strength of our Constitution, a system of government, which in so many ways is the envy of the world," the earl said. “The Queen held a unique and timeless position in all our lives. This has been felt more keenly over the past few days as the world comes to terms with her demise. “Her Majesty’s passing has left many people across many continents with a profound sense of loss. “The respect, admiration and affection in which the Queen was held make our task both humbling and daunting. An honour and a great responsibility. “It is our aim and belief that the state funeral and events of the next few days will unite people across the globe and resonate with people of all faiths, whilst fulfilling Her Majesty and her family’s wishes to pay a fitting tribute to an extraordinary reign.”