Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be held on Monday, September 19, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
The Queen will lie in state for four days before her funeral at 11am at Westminster Abbey in London.
She will be taken from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday, where the coffin will be rested on a raised platform.
On Monday, the coffin will be taken from Holyroodhouse in procession to St Giles’s Cathedral where it will lie at rest until Tuesday September 13, before being taken by air by RAF plane to London.
Her coffin will be draped in the Royal Standard flag and it will be topped with the Imperial State Crown, orb and sceptre.
Heads of state from around the world will be invited to join members of the Royal Family to remember the life and service of the Queen, and thousands of people will be able to file past to see the late monarch’s coffin.
Further details of how the public can attend will be announced in the coming days.
King Charles declared the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will be a bank holiday.
A spokesman for the King said the monarch’s main focus will be leading the royal family and nation in mourning over the coming days.
“Whilst, in the next few days, the King will carry out all the necessary state duties, his main focus will be leading the Royal Family, the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth in mourning Her Majesty The Queen. This will include meeting members of the public, to share in their grief,” the spokesman said.