It’s been pretty hard to keep up with the events of the past week. Following the death of the Queen, the royal family have been carrying out a series of visits and ceremonies all over the United Kingdom in honour of the late monarch. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of mourners have lined up along the banks of the Thames to pay tribute as Her Maj lies in state.
Tomorrow (Monday September 19) the capital will pretty much come to a standstill as the state funeral takes place. Hundreds of millions of people around the world will be watching. But what time do things really get under way? Here’s everything we know.
What time is the Queen’s funeral?
At 10.44am, the gun carriage carrying the Queen’s coffin will depart from Westminster Hall for Westminster Abbey. The procession will arrive at 10.52am and the state funeral service will officially begin at 11am.
How long is the Queen’s funeral?
At 11.55am, the Last Post will sound, followed by a national two-minute silence. Reveille, the national anthem and a lament, played by the Queen’s Piper, will bring the state funeral service to an end at around 12pm – meaning the service will last almost exactly an hour.
How can I watch the Queen’s funeral?
Television cameras will be allowed inside Westminster Abbey so the funeral will air live online and on TV. Coverage starts on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC News at 8am – here’s how to watch. There will also big screens put up around London and the rest of the country so that people can watch collectively. Before and after the funeral, you’ll also be able to go and see the funeral processions IRL.
Read more: here’s everything you need to know about the funeral.