The order of service for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey has been published by Buckingham Palace.
Before the service begins at 11am the Abbey’s tenor bell will be tolled for 96 minutes to reflect each year of the Queen’s life.
In the Abbey where the Queen was both married and crowned, the guest will gather to “to remember her long life of selfless service” and “unswerving commitment to a high calling over so many years as Queen and Head of the Commonwealth.”
A monarch’s funeral service has not been held in the abbey since the 18th Century, although the funeral of the Queen Mother was held there in 2002.
The full order of service can be read here.
The first to be welcomed at the Great West Door and conducted to their seats will be members of foreign royal families, heads of state and overseas government representatives.
Music will then begin as religious representatives begin their procession with churches of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England will all be represented.
Members of the Royal Family will then be welcomed at the Great West Door by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE, Dean of Westminster, who will conduct the service.
The Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace will sing with the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry are led by Trumpet Major Julian Sandford.
The procession of the coffin will then enter the Abbey and all guests will stand as the Choir of Westminster sing.
Sentences of scripture will be read as the coffin is carried through the Abbey.
Prime Minister Liz Truss will be among those to recite a reading during the service.
She will read The Second Lesson from John 14: 1–9a.
Readings will also come from Reverend Dr Iain Greenshields, moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will also lead a sermon.
Music will play a large part in the service. The Monet by William Henry Harris will be played as a tribute to the renowned organist and composer who taught the Queen to play the piano.
The hymns will be The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want; The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended; and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.
All Loves Excelling was also sung at a number of Royal weddings including William and Catherine’s, Charles and Camilla’s wedding blessing, and Eugenie’s
As the service comes to a close, all will remain standing as The Last Post will be sounded by the State Trumpeters of the Household of Cavalry from the steps of the Lady Chapel.
A two-minutes silence will then be observed across the UK.
All will remain standing as the congregation sings the national anthem, God Save The King.
The Queen’s Coffin and Processions will leave the church.
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