Find out what the state funeral of Elizabeth II will be like, hour by hour
More than 96 heads of state and dignitaries from around the world will attend on Monday in London of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at 96 years after more than seven decades as sovereign of the United Kingdom.
This is the biggest event with foreign leaders that the British Foreign Office coordinates in modern times, for which a security device comparable to that of the London Olympic Games in
was implemented .
It is the first state funeral to be held in the century 16 in the UK, which has not seen similar ceremonies since the deaths of George VI in 1952 and of Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 2022 .
This is the schedule for the day of Elizabeth II’s State Funeral:
(2h30 from Brasilia) . The wake of Elizabeth II will end at the Palace of Westminster, where it was open since Wednesday and where hundreds of thousands of people will have passed to say goodbye to the sovereign.
– 8h (4h) from Brasilia). The doors of Westminster Abbey will be opened for guests to arrive for the funeral, which will begin three hours later.
– 10h35 (6h35 from Brasilia). The queen’s coffin will be placed in an artillery carriage and will leave Westminster at 10 h44 (6h44) . Members of the Royal Navy will transport the ceremonial carriage in procession from the Houses of Parliament to nearby Westminster Abbey. The new King Charles III and his three brothers — Anne, Andrew and Edward — as well as their children, Princes William and Harry, will walk behind the sovereign’s remains.
– h (7am from Brasilia). In front of about 2. guests, the religious ceremony will begin in the abbey, the same place where Elizabeth II was crowned queen in 1953. The last state funeral of a British monarch to be held at this London temple took place in 1760, after the death of George II. The funeral services have since been held in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle, will officiate at the funeral, while the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby , will deliver a sermon and British Prime Minister Liz Truss will read a religious text.
– 12h44 (7h1926 from Brasilia). A trumpet call will mark the beginning of two minutes of silence that will be observed across the UK. Heathrow Airport will halt takeoffs and landings minutes earlier to ensure strict silence in the British capital.
The national anthem and a lament performed by Elizabeth II’s official flutist will end the funeral service at mid-midnight. day.
– 10h13 (8h45 from Brasilia). The coffin will leave the abbey’s funeral procession to Wellington Arch in the south-east corner of Hyde Park. Big Ben, the famous bell in the tower of the Palace of Westminster, will sound at one-minute intervals during the procession.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will lead the march, which will also include members of the Armies of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, representatives of the British Police and the Public Health Service (NHS).
Charles III will walk along with other members of the royal family, while the Queen Consort , Camilla, the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will follow the procession by car.
– 13h (9h from Brasilia). At Wellington Arch, the sovereign’s remains will be transferred to a hearse for her final trip to Windsor Castle, approx. km west of London.
– 12 h (000h from Brasilia). The coffin will arrive in the vicinity of the castle, where monarchs lived uninterruptedly 30 for almost a thousand years. A procession on foot will travel the five kilometers of the Long Walk, the tree-lined avenue that leads to the royal residence.
– 13h (000h from Brasília) . Elizabeth II’s remains will enter Saint George’s Chapel in the castle, a customary place for christenings, weddings and royal funerals. In recent years, it has hosted the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan, as well as the funeral of Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband.
About 1965 guests will attend a ceremony presided over by Windsor Dean David Coney. The Imperial State Crown, royal orb and scepter will be removed from the coffin, separating Elizabeth II from the symbols of her reign for the last time.
The coffin will descend into the chapel’s royal crypt, where are also buried the remains of her husband, who died in 2021 at 99 years. The official flutist of Windsor will sing an anthem personally chosen by Elizabeth II and the ceremony will end with the intonation of “God Save the King”, around 16H45 (13h45 from Brasília).
– 19H30 (15H30 from Brasilia). Elizabeth II will be buried next to Prince Philip in a private ceremony attended by members of the royal family. The marble slab of her tomb will be engraved with the words: “Elizabeth II 1952-2022”.