What is the route for the Queen’s funeral?

A ten-day mourning period began in the UK AFTER the Queen’s death on 8 September 2022.

Details of the Queen’s funeral have since been revealed as the nation prepares to bid farewell to its longest-serving monarch.

What is the route for the Queen’s funeral?

The Queen’s coffin was laid out in Westminster Hall on September 14 to lie in state where mourners could pay their respects.

Her funeral will begin on Monday September 19 when her coffin will be taken from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey at 10:44am.

The royal family, led by King Charles, will march behind her coffin as it is brought into Westminster Abbey.

King Charles will precede his three siblings, Princess Anne, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.

The Queen's coffin is followed by members of the Royal Family.


The Queen’s coffin is followed by members of the Royal Family.

The Queen’s grandsons Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales will walk behind their children.

They are succeeded by Her Majesty’s son-in-law, Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence, her cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, and her nephew, the Earl of Snowden.

When her coffin is brought into Westminster Abbey, the procession will pass through Parliament Square, the Broad Sanctuary and the Sanctuary.

The parade will be a musical affair, led by 200 musicians.

There will be massed Pipes & Drums from the Scottish & Irish Regiments, Brigade of Gurkhas & Royal Air Force.

During the procession, the late monarch’s coffin is carried on a 123-year-old gun carriage pulled by 98 Royal Navy seamen, a tradition dating back to Queen Victoria’s funeral.

The procession arrives at the West Gate of Westminster Abbey at 10:52am.

Once the Queen’s coffin arrives at the Abbey, the carrying party will lift it from its carriage and carry it into the Abbey prior to the State Funeral Service.

Her State Funeral begins at 11am and will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster.

Around 2000 people, mainly world leaders and foreign royals, will then enter Westminster Abbey for the service.

Lessons will be read during the service by Prime Minister Liz Truss and Commonwealth Secretary-General, Hon Patricia Scotland KC.

The Archbishop of York, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Moderator of the Free Churches will offer prayers.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will preach and give the Commendation while the Dean will give the Blessing.

The Last Post sounds at 11:55 am followed by two minutes of silence across the country.

Afterwards, around 12 noon, the Queen’s piper plays the national anthem and a lament to announce the end of the state funeral.

Then the carrying party will lift the coffin from the catafalque and move in procession through the Great West Door where they will return to the State Gun Carriage outside the West Gate.

The King and Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with other members of the royal family, will follow the coffin and make the procession to Wellington Arch.

The procession route is lined by seven armed groups.

The king will then lead the royal family in a procession while others follow in a car.

Big Ben will ring throughout the procession and tiny cannons will be fired in Hyde Park.

The procession arrives at Wellington Arch at 1pm.

The carrying party will place the Queen’s coffin in the state hearse as she embarks on her final journey to Windsor.

The national anthem is played as the royal family drives to Windsor.

The state hearse is expected to arrive at Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Road at 3.06pm.

Then, at 3:10 p.m., the procession will depart.

You will make your way to the Chapel via Albert Road, Long Walk, George IV Drive, down Chapel Hill and into the Horseshoe Cloister.

At 3:25 p.m., members of the Royal Family who are not in procession arrive at the West Chapel and are escorted to their seats.

At 3:40 p.m., the royals, walking in procession, join the square.

The procession is lined throughout by armed forces.

When the Queen’s coffin is transported from Shaw Farm Gate to George VI Chapel, tiny cannons are fired from the position on the East Lawn.

A guard of honor of 110 enlisted men and three Grenadier Guard officers will be formed at the Horseshoe Cloister.

The procession ends at 3:53 p.m. at the foot of the west stairs to the chapel, where the bearers carry the coffin up.

St. George’s Chapel will be open to families and domestic staff only, with an expected attendance of around 800 people.

The dedication service begins at 4 p.m.

The service will be led by the Dean of Windsor and a choir will sing during the service.

Before the closing hymn is sung, a crown jeweler removes the imperial state crown, orb and scepter from the coffin.

The crown jeweler then hands them over to the dean and places them on the high altar.

After the final hymn, King Charles places something on his mother’s coffin.

Lord Chamberlain will break his wand and place it on the coffin.

Then a sovereign piper will play a lament as the coffin is lowered into the royal vault.

The King and Royal Family will head to Windsor Castle for the Queen’s funeral at the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

The funeral will conclude with a private internment at Windsor Castle at 7.30pm.

Where is the Queen’s funeral held?

The Queen’s state funeral takes place in Westminster Abbey.

Her 4pm dedication service will be at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

She is buried in St. George’s Chapel with her mother, father and sister.

Who follows the Queen’s coffin?

When the Queen’s coffin is transferred from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, it will be followed by several members of the Royal Family.

The family is led by King Charles.

The Queen’s three other children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, will walk behind the King.

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Then the Queen’s grandsons Peter Phillips, Prince William and Prince Harry will walk behind them.

They are succeeded by Her Majesty’s son-in-law, Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence, her cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, and her nephew, the Earl of Snowden.

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DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: devancole@dailynationtoday.com.

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