Queen's state funeral: What can you expect to happen on Monday?

National bank holiday declared so people can watch the Queen's funeral.

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral in London – what can you expect to happen on Monday? Pool

The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place in London on Monday.

A national bank holiday has been declared to allow as many people as possible to watch.

The Queen will continue lying in state at Westminster Hall – thousands of mourners have been filing past to view her coffin and pay their respects – until 6.30am.

At 10.44am, the coffin will be taken in a grand military procession to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral.

Senior members will follow behind on foot – just like they did for the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The military will line the streets and also join the procession.

Heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, European royals and key figures from public life will be among the congregation in the abbey, which can hold 2,000.

The service, beginning at 11am, will be televised on STV and streamed on the STV News website, and afterwards, a national two minutes’ silence will be held.

Following the service, the coffin will be taken in a procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch and then travel to Windsor.

Once there, the coffin will be taken to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle via the Long Walk, after which a committal service attended by around 800 people will take place.

Later in the evening, at 7.30pm, there will be a private interment service with senior members of the royal family.

The Queen’s final resting place will be with her husband Prince Philip in the King George VI memorial chapel – an annex to the main chapel where her mother and father were buried, along with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.

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