The Daily Telegraph

Plan for last farewell

This weekend’s official royal engagement­s and timings for state funeral

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Today

The King and Queen fly to Wales to attend a service of prayer and reflection at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff. They then travel to the Welsh Parliament to receive a motion of condolence

Afternoon

The King and Queen visit Pirbright Army Training Centre in Surrey to meet members of the Armed Forces taking part in the state funeral

7.30pm

The King, Princess Royal, Duke of York and Earl of Wessex stand guard over Queen Elizabeth II’S coffin in a 15-minute family vigil

Saturday

The King and Queen meet members of the emergency services and attend a lunch for Commonweal­th Governors-general

Sunday

Evening

The King and Queen host heads of state and official overseas visitors in a state reception at Buckingham Palace

Monday 6.30am

Lying in state ends as doors of Westminste­r Hall are closed to the public

8am

Westminste­r Abbey opens for congregati­on to start taking their seats

10.35am

Bearer party of Queen’s Company, First Battalion Grenadier Guards lifts coffin from catafalque and places it on state gun carriage first used for funeral of Queen Victoria

10.44am

Coffin, drawn by 142 Royal Naval Ratings, begins short journey to Westminste­r Abbey, with members of the Royal family following on foot

10.52am

Coffin arrives at West Door of Westminste­r Abbey, where it is carried inside for the state funeral and placed on a catafalque

11am

Funeral service begins

11.55am

Last Post is sounded in Westminste­r Abbey followed by national two minutes’ silence

12pm

State funeral service ends with a lament played by the Queen’s piper

12.15pm

Coffin procession leaves Westminste­r Abbey for Wellington Arch

1pm

Coffin procession arrives at Wellington Arch, where the coffin will be placed in a state hearse to begin its journey to Windsor

3.06pm

Hearse arrives at Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Road, Windsor, joining a procession already formed up and in position

3.10pm

Procession steps off and proceeds up the Long Walk to Windsor Castle via the George IV Gate

3.20pm

Governors general and prime ministers of the Commonweal­th realms take their seats in the nave

3.25pm

Members of the Royal family not walking behind the coffin arrive and take their seats in the quire and the nave

3.40pm

The King and other members of the Royal family join the procession on foot in the quadrangle of the Castle

3.53pm

Procession halts at the bottom of the West Steps of St George’s Chapel. Bearer party carries the coffin from the hearse and places it on a catafalque in the quire

4pm

Televised committal service begins, conducted by the Dean of Windsor.

At the end of the service, the coffin is lowered into the royal vault

7.30pm

Private burial service is held in King George VI Memorial Chapel, attended by close family members. The Queen’s coffin, along with that of Prince Philip, is moved from the royal vault to the chapel where it will be interred

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