The funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place at Westminster Abbey from 8pm this evening, Australian time.

Around two thousand people are expected to attend.

After four days of lying in state, the public viewing of the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall will end before the late Monarch is moved to Westminster Abbey.

The coffin will be transported by a carriage, drawn by 142 members of the Royal Navy. King Charles II and members of the Royal Family will follow. The procession is estimated to take eight minutes to arrive at the gates of Westminster Abbey before the funeral service begins from 8pm AEST.

The official service is expected to last just under an hour, due to finish by 8:55pm.

The Last Post will play at the end of the service, followed by two minutes silence. This will be followed by the national anthem and a lament played by the Queen’s piper.

The coffin will then return to the carriage, where it will begin it’s journey to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. Guns will be fired in Hyde Park, and the bells will ring from Big Ben.


Once at the Wellington Arch, the Queen’s coffin will be placed in a hearse as it leaves London for the final time. The coffin will be taken to Windsor.

At Windsor the hearse will become part of a procession, after which the Queen’s coffin will be taken inside. A smaller service will be held at St George’s Chapel, with around 800 guests. King Charles II and other senior members of the royal family are expected to attend.

Following this, another, private burial service will be held at the Memorial Chapel.

The Queen will then be buried with her late husband, Prince Philip.


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