The Queen will be honoured with a full state funeral today (September 19) with viewers tuning in from across the world to watch Her Majesty laid to rest.
Just days after her death, King Charles III declared that Her Majesty’s funeral would be a bank holiday, allowing people to pay their respects, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.
Most supermarkets are set to shut for either a portion of the day, or the whole day. Chains such as McDonalds and Greggs have also confirmed they too will be closed for the entire day.
You can view a live stream of Her Majesty’s funeral, above, this morning.
Who will attend the Queen’s funeral?
Members of royal families from across Europe, many of whom were blood relatives of the Queen, are expected to be in attendance.
Other prominent figures such as US President Joe Biden have confirmed he will be in attendance, alongside First Lady Jill Biden.
Other world leaders from around the world and the Commonwealth will also attend the funeral.
Westminster Abbey has the capacity for around 2,200 people and it has been reported some 500 heads of state and foreign dignitaries have been invited to the ceremony.
What time is the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II?
Her Majesty’s funeral will begin at Westminster Abbey at 11am on Monday, September 19.
Westminster Abbey played host to some of the Queen’s most memorable occasions, as she married Prince Phillip in 1947 and where she was coronated six years later in 1953.
What is the route for The Queen’s funeral procession?
According to the official website of the British Royal Family, the Queen’s period of Lying-in-state will end at 6:30am and the coffin will be taken in procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where the state funeral service will take place.
After Her Majesty’s state funeral, which will culminate in a national two minutes silence, the coffin will travel in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.
From Wellington Arch, the coffin will travel to Windsor and once there, the state hearse will again travel in procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where a committal service will take place.
Where will the Queen be buried?
Her Majesty will be buried in the King George VI memorial chapel, which is on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The Queen’s father, who the chapel is named after, the Queen mother, who died in 2002 as well as Princess Margaret are also buried at Windsor Castle.
After the Queen is buried, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021, and who was previously interred in the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel, will be moved to the chapel to be with her.