The Queen will be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh in King George VI’s chapel in Windsor Castle, it has been announced.
King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex will mount a 15-minute vigil around the Queen’s coffin as it lies in state at 7.30pm on Friday.
At 8am on Monday, the doors of Westminster Abbey will open in preparation for the funeral congregation with more than 2,000 guests, including dignataries from around the world, expected to attend.
A national two minute silence will be held as the service ends shortly before noon, the Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, who is in overall charge of the ceremonial arrangements, confirmed.
The King will once again lead his family in marching behind the Queen’s coffin when it is moved, at 10.44am, from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s funeral service.
He will walk with the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex and behind the quartet will be the Queen’s grandsons Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales.
The procession will be led by a massed Pipes & Drums of Scottish and Irish Regiments, the Brigade of Gurkhas, and the Royal Air Force – numbering 200 musicians.
Then the King and members of the Royal Family will walk behind the Queen’s coffin to Wellington Arch when it leaves Westminster Abbey after the funeral.
The Queen’s committal service will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle at 4pm.
She will be buried alongside Prince Philip in a private service at 7.30pm on Monday.
The Duke of Norfolk said: “The events of recent days are a reminder of the strength of our constitution, a system of government, which in so many ways is the envy of the world.
“The Queen held a unique and timeless position in all our lives. This has been felt more keenly over the past few days as the world comes to terms with her demise.
“Her Majesty’s passing has left many people across many continents with a profound sense of loss.
“The respect, admiration and affection in which the Queen was held, make our task both humbling and daunting. An honour and a great responsibility.
“It is our aim and belief that the state funeral and events of the next few days will unite people across the globe and resonate with people of all faiths, whilst fulfilling Her Majesty and her family’s wishes to pay a fitting tribute to an extraordinary reign.”
On Wednesday, the Queen’s coffin was moved to Westminster Hall in London where it is lying in state until her funeral on September 19.
Mourners in London queued overnight to pay their final respects to the Queen.
At 12.10pm on Wednesday, the queue of mourners stretched for almost four miles to near Tower Bridge, with the public waiting several hours before they are admitted to the hall.
Westminster Hall will remain open to members of the public for 24 hours a day until 6.30am on the day of the Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19.
On Thursday, the Princess Royal Princess Anne visited Glasgow to spend time meeting representatives of organisations of which her mother was a patron.
Anne, the Queen’s only daughter, was invited by the Lord Provost councillor Jacqueline McLaren, in her capacity as Lord Lieutenant, to view flowers left in tribute to the late monarch at the front of the City Chambers.
She arrived in Glasgow shortly after 12.15pm on Thursday, accompanied by her husband Sir Tim Laurence.
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