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Queen’s funeral: state procession will see Elizabeth II remembered in Westminster Abbey service – newest updates | queen elizabeth ii

A woman and her younger female companion became the last to join the lineup to see the Queen lying in state when a steward handed her a wristband.

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“You are the last person in the queue,” he told her, according to footage shown on Sky News on Sunday night.

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The woman said “Bless you” and received a round of applause from stewards and other people waiting as she filed through the cordon to take her place.

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Her aid was mirrired by groans from these simply behind her who had been turned away.

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“I’m completely gutted,” stated one disenchanted mourner.

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Here is a guide to today’s events. All times are BST.

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6.30am – The Queen’s lying-in-state will end

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The lying-in-state, in which the Queen’s closed coffin has been on view to the public at Westminster Hall since Wednesday, will come to an end.

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8am – Westminster Abbey opens

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Westminster Abbey will open to the congregation attending the Queen’s funeral. The funeral, which will be one of the largest gathering of heads of states and royalty the UK has hosted in decades, will include European royal families and world leaders.

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10.30am – Queen’s coffin carried to the Abbey

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The coffin will be carried by the gun carriage from Westminster Hall to the Abbey, being towed by 142 sailors from the Royal Navy. King Charles III, joined by royal family members as well as members of the royal household, will follow the coffin.

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10.52am – Procession arrives at Westminster Abbey

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The procession will arrive at the West Gate of Westminster Abbey, and the bearer party, which is made up by members of the Queen’s guard, will carry the coffin from the gun carriage.

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11am – Service begins

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The service, which will be led by the dean of Westminster, Dr David Hoyle, will begin. The sermon will be delivered by the archbishop of Canterbury.

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11.55am The last post

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The last post will be played, and will be followed by a two-minute silence.

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Noon – State funeral service ends

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The national anthem will be played, bringing the state funeral service to a close. The coffin will then be carried to the state gun carriage.

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12:15pm – Coffin procession to Wellington Arch

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The procession, led by the King, will be made up of several groups, with each accompanied by a service band. These groups include representatives from the NHS, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as detachments from the Armed Forces of the Commonwealth. Guns will be fired every minute in Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, while Big Ben will toll every minute as the procession makes its way through the streets.

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1pm – Coffin placed in the state hearse

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The procession will arrive at Wellington Arch, and the bearer party will transfer the coffin to the hearse before the car leaves for Windsor. There will also be a royal salute, and the national anthem will be played.

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3.06pm – Arrival at Windsor

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The hearse will arrive in Windsor and join a procession up Long Walk to Windsor Castle. It will be joined by the King and members of the royal family before moving to St George’s Chapel for the committal service.

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4pm – Committal service begins

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The committal service begins in St George’s Chapel attended by around 800 people, including the King, the royal family, Commonwealth leaders, governors-general and mourners from the Queen’s household past and present, including personal staff from across her private estates. It will be conducted by the dean of Windsor with a blessing by the archbishop of Canterbury. The Queen’s coffin will then be lowered into the royal vault.

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7.30pm – Private burial service

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A private service conducted by the Dean of Windsor, attended just by the King and the royal family. The Queen’s coffin will be laid to rest at St George’s chapel, alongside Prince Phillip and her parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother.

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After 10 days of official mourning, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II takes place in London today.

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It will be a day of ceremony and tradition – as well as one of the largest gatherings of heads of state and other world leaders witnessed in years.

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The last of those queueing to see the Queen lying in state in Westminster Hall will pass by the catafalque at 6.30am BST. That will bring to an end days that saw queues of up to 5 miles (8km) winding along the Thames as members of the public came to pay their respects.

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This live blog will cover all the events of the day. Here is how some other Guardian readers are planning to spend it:

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Key occasions

“You’re the final particular person within the queue.”

Simply eight phrases – bringing pleasure to some, and disappointment to others.

Because the queue to view the Queen’s coffin mendacity in state closed on Sunday evening, there have been combined feelings for the individuals who had rushed to affix the tip of the road.

A steward approached a girl, handing out a remaining wristband and informing her she was the final particular person in what had develop into a 14-hour shifting monument to Queen Elizabeth II.

However for these standing behind her, there was a palpable sense of deflation.

One lady who had been ready for 2 hours, standing simply behind the ultimate queuer, instructed Sky Information she was “completely gutted”.

“We went the mistaken manner. If we had gone the correct manner, we might have made it.”

Lots of of 1000’s of individuals have made the regular pilgrimage throughout central London to pay their respects to the late monarch over the previous 4 days. Folks have come from across the metropolis to see the queue itself.

The Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport stated after 10.30pm on Sunday that the final folks had been admitted to the queue to see the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Corridor.

The dying of the Queen has thrown up a smorgasbord of unusual traditions and ceremonies that haven’t been heard of or seen for the reason that dying of the final reigning monarch, her father George VI in 1952.

Among the many extra uncommon protocols will likely be featured within the committal service being held at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Citadel at 4pm on Monday, after the Queen’s coffin is pushed there when the precise funeral service at Westminster Abbey ends.

Windsor Castle, with St George's Chapel on the far left.
Windsor Citadel, with St George’s Chapel on the far left. {Photograph}: Gregorio Borgia/AP

This includes the official “crown jeweler” eradicating the imperial crown from the coffin to symbolically separate the Queen from her crown. It additionally options the lord chamberlainBaron Parker, former head of MI5, breaking his “wand of workplace” and putting it on the coffin signifying the tip of his service to the Queen.

PA Media experiences:

In the course of the committal service, which will likely be carried out by dean of Windsor, David Conner, the Imperial State Crown, the orb and the scepter will likely be lifted from the Queen’s coffin by the Crown Jeweller, separating the Queen from her crown for the ultimate time, PA Media experiences.

With the assistance of the Bargemaster and a Serjeant of Arms, the Crown Jewels will likely be handed to the dean who will place them on the Excessive Altar.

On the finish of the final hymn, the King will step ahead and place the Grenadier Guards’ Queen’s Firm Camp Colour – a smaller model of the Royal Customary of the Regiment – on the coffin.

The Grenadier Guards are essentially the most senior of the Foot Guards regiments and the Queen was their Colonel in Chief.

Just one Royal Customary of the Regiment is introduced throughout a monarch’s reign, and it served because the Queen’s Firm Colour all through her lifetime.

On the similar time, former MI5 spy chief Baron Parker – the Lord Chamberlain and essentially the most senior official within the late Queen’s royal family – will “break” his Wand of Workplace and place it on the coffin.

The ceremonial breaking of the white workers signifies the tip of his service to the Queen as sovereign.

Because the coffin is lowered into the royal vault, the dean will say a psalm and the commendation earlier than the Garter King of Arms pronounces the numerous types and titles of the Queen.

The final in line

A lady and her youthful feminine companion grew to become the final to affix the lineup to see the Queen mendacity in state when a steward handed her a wristband.

“You’re the final particular person within the queue,” he instructed her, based on footage proven on Sky Information on Sunday evening.

The lady stated “Bless you” and obtained a spherical of applause from stewards and different folks ready as she filed by way of the cordon to take her place.

Barriers set up to control the queue near Tower Bridge after the last mourners passed through.
Obstacles set as much as management the queue close to Tower Bridge after the final mourners handed by way of. {Photograph}: Nariman El-Mofty/AP

Her aid was mirrored by groans from these simply behind her who had been turned away.

“I am completely gutted,” stated one disenchanted mourner.

With the queue to see the Queen’s coffin mendacity in state now closed, the final mourners will file by way of Westminster Corridor in slightly below two hours from now.

The Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport stated after 10.30pm on Sunday evening that the final folks had been admitted to the queue.

Mourners line the South Bank of the Thames as they wait to pay their respects at Westminster Hall on Sunday night.
Mourners line the South Financial institution of the Thames as they wait to pay their respects at Westminster Corridor on Sunday evening. {Photograph}: Jack Dredd/REX/Shutterstock
The queue for Westminster Hall as seen from the window of The Deanery of Southwark Cathedral.
The queue for Westminster Corridor as seen from the window of The Deanery of Southwark Cathedral. {Photograph}: Jill Mead/The Guardian
Mourners wait in line to pay their last respects to the Queen on Sunday night.
Mourners wait in line to pay their final respects to the Queen on Sunday evening. {Photograph}: Jack Dredd/REX/Shutterstock

“The queue to attend Her Majesty The Queen’s Mendacity-in-State is at remaining capability and is now closed to new entrants,” the division stated.

“Please don’t try to affix the queue. Stewards will handle these already close by.
Thanks in your understanding.”

What is going to occur right this moment?

Here’s a information to right this moment’s occasions. All instances are BST.

6.30am – The Queen’s lying-in-state will finish

The lying-in-state, during which the Queen’s closed coffin has been on view to the general public at Westminster Corridor since Wednesday, will come to an finish.

8am – Westminster Abbey opens

Westminster Abbey will open to the congregation attending the Queen’s funeral. The funeral, which will likely be one of many largest gathering of heads of states and royalty the UK has hosted in a long time, will embody European royal households and world leaders.

10.30am – Queen’s coffin carried to the Abbey

The coffin will likely be carried by the gun carriage from Westminster Corridor to the Abbey, being towed by 142 sailors from the Royal Navy. King Charles III, joined by royal members of the family in addition to members of the royal family, will comply with the coffin.

10.52am – Procession arrives at Westminster Abbey

The procession will arrive on the West Gate of Westminster Abbey, and the bearer celebration, which is made up by members of the Queen’s guard, will carry the coffin from the gun carriage.

11am – Service begins

The service, which will likely be led by the dean of Westminster, Dr David Hoyle, will start. The sermon will likely be delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

11.55am The final publish

The final publish will likely be performed, and will likely be adopted by a two-minute silence.

Midday – State funeral service ends

The nationwide anthem will likely be performed, bringing the state funeral service to a detailed. The coffin will then be carried to the state gun carriage.

12:15pm – Coffin procession to Wellington Arch

The procession, led by the King, will likely be made up of a number of teams, with every accompanied by a service band. These teams embody representatives from the NHS, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, in addition to detachments from the Armed Forces of the Commonwealth. Weapons will likely be fired each minute in Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, whereas Large Ben will toll each minute because the procession makes its manner by way of the streets.

1pm – Coffin positioned within the state listening to

The procession will arrive at Wellington Arch, and the bearer celebration will switch the coffin to the hear earlier than the automotive leaves for Windsor. There may also be a royal salute, and the nationwide anthem will likely be performed.

3.06pm – Arrival at Windsor

The hear will arrive in Windsor and be part of a procession up Lengthy Stroll to Windsor Citadel. Will probably be joined by the King and members of the royal household earlier than shifting to St George’s Chapel for the committal service.

4pm – Committal service begins

The committal service begins in St George’s Chapel attended by round 800 folks, together with the King, the royal household, Commonwealth leaders, governors-general and mourners from the Queen’s family previous and current, together with private workers from throughout her personal estates. Will probably be carried out by the dean of Windsor with a blessing by the archbishop of Canterbury. The Queen’s coffin will then be lowered into the royal vault.

7.30pm – Non-public burial service

A personal service carried out by the Dean of Windsor, attended simply by the King and the royal household. The Queen’s coffin will likely be laid to relaxation at St George’s chapel, alongside Prince Phillip and her mother and father de ella, King George VI and the Queen Mom.

opening abstract

After 10 days of official mourning, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II takes place in London right this moment.

Will probably be a day of ceremony and custom – in addition to one of many largest gatherings of heads of state and different world leaders witnessed in years.

The final of these queuing to see the Queen mendacity in state in Westminster Corridor will cross by the catafalque at 6.30am BST. That can carry to an finish days that noticed queues of as much as 5 miles (8km) winding alongside the Thames as members of the general public got here to pay their respects.

This stay weblog will cowl all of the occasions of the day. Right here is how another Guardian readers are planning to spend it:

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