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17:12  18 september  2022
17:12  18 september  2022 Source:   insider.com

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The late monarch’s coffin will be transported to Westminster Abbey for the State Funeral Service, and will then travel to Windsor for a Committal Service and private burial in King George VI’s Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will remain at Westminster Hall until the early morning of her funeral when the procession will begin © Christopher Furlong/Getty Images The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will remain at Westminster Hall until the early morning of her funeral when the procession will begin

The Queen's lying in state came to an end this morning (19 September), and will be transported from Westminster Palace to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral. The Queen’s Coffin will be carried from Westminster Hall shortly after 10.35am to the State Gun Carriage, which will be positioned outside the building’s North Door.

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The procession will go from New Palace Yard through Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary and the Sanctuary before arriving at Westminster Abbey just before 11am, when the service will begin. It is expected to last an hour, will a two minute silence at 11:55.

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After the State Funeral Service finishes at around midday, the coffin will be placed on the State Gun Carriage outside the Abbey. At 12.15pm, the procession will set off for Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner.

The route will go from the Abbey via Broad Sanctuary, Parliament Square (south and east sides), Parliament Street, Whitehall, Horse Guards including Horse Guards Arch, Horse Guards Road, The Mall, Queen’s Gardens (south and west sides), Constitution Hill and Apsley Way.

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At Wellington Arch, the Queen’s coffin will be transferred from the State Gun Carriage to the State Hearse just after 1pm, ahead of the journey to Windsor. It then will travel from central London to Windsor, on a route that has not been disclosed by the Palace.

When the hearse arrives in Windsor, the procession will begin just after 3pm at Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Road. The state hearse will join the procession, which will have been formed up and in position, at Shaw Farm Gate before travelling to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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The procession will follow the route of Albert Road, Long Walk, Cambridge Gate, Cambridge Drive, George IV Gate, Quadrangle (south and west sides), Engine Court, Norman Arch, Chapel Hill, Parade Ground and Horseshoe Cloister Arch. Just before 4pm, the procession will halt at the bottom of the West Steps of St George’s Chapel in Horseshoe Cloister.

Here, the bearer party will carry the coffin in procession up the steps into the chapel. The Queen will be interred during a private burial at King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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Best places to view the funeral procession

People can watch the State Funeral procession through London in person at eight viewing areas along the procession route.

Capacity at the viewing areas will be limited and people will be admitted in order of arrival time. Access to the viewing areas is free.

The eight viewing areas are:

  • Whitehall (East), Parliament Street (East), and Bridge Street (yellow)
  • Whitehall (West), Parliament Street (West), and Great George Street (orange)
  • Horse Guards Parade ground (green)
  • Green Park side of The Mall (blue)
  • St James’s Park side of The Mall and Horse Guards Road (pink)
  • Constitution Hill (purple)

People will also be able to watch the procession at the Hyde Park screening site, which will show the state funeral and the ceremonial events on large screens.

The screens will be turned on by 9am on Monday 19 September.

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