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Timetable From Westminste­r Hall to Windsor Castle


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, 1st Bn 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 Gate of Westminste­r Abbey, where it is carried inside for the state funeral and placed on a catafalque

11.00am 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 proceeds up the Long Walk to Windsor Castle via the George IV Gate

3.20pm Governors general and Commonweal­th prime ministers take their seats in the nave of St George’s Chapel

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 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. 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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