The unfortunate time has come to lay Queen Elizabeth II to rest after her long life has come to an end.

The royal was 96 when she passed away on Sept. 8 after seven decades of service to the British people and her Commonwealth realms.

Her oldest son and heir, King Charles III, is now the ruling monarch of the United Kingdom and its territories — with his son Prince William becoming the new Prince of Wales.

Thousands upon thousands of mourners have flocked to England to pay their respects to the late monarch.

On Sept. 14, Charles, William and his brother Prince Harry led the procession of bringing the queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace and into Westminster Hall, where it has been lying in state for public viewing. Her sarcophagus will remain there until her funeral at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19.

On Monday, 2,000 people from around the globe will gather — including members of the royal family, politicians, dignitaries and such — as the funeral of Her Majesty will commence.

Stores and businesses across the country will be closed in order for people to properly mourn and watch the funeral.

Members of the public file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London, ahead of her funeral on Monday. - Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state in Westminster Hall inside the Palace of Westminster, until 0530 GMT on September 19, a few hours before her funeral, with huge queues expected to file past her coffin to pay their respects. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP) (Photo by YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has been lying in state in Westminster Hall since Sept. 14.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will lead the observance, as he is the most senior member of the Church of England.

Once the service concludes, pallbearers will set down her coffin in a green gun carriage to be trailed by the Royal Navy servicemen.

The queen’s casket is then brought to Windsor Castle, where there will be a committal service in St. George’s Chapel. After the funeral, the queen will be buried at Windsor, alongside her late husband, Prince Philip.

Here’s all you need to know about the funeral on Monday.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 14: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Prince of Wales and King Charles III walk behind Queen Elizabeth II's coffin as it is transported on a gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to The Palace of Westminster ahead of her Lying-in-State on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Prince William and his father, the new King Charles III, walked behind Queen Elizabeth II’s casket as it was transported on a gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster on Sept. 14.
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What time will the service begin?

The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:35 a.m. GMT (5:35 a.m. EST) and her casket will be transported from Westminster Hall to the Abbey. At 11 a.m. GMT (6 a.m. EST), the funeral is expected to officially be underway.

In order to bid one last adieu to the queen, the general public will be able to watch and stream the service.

Where can you watch the service on cable?

For watchers with cable television, NBC, CNN, ABC, PBS and Fox News will be broadcasting the event.

BBC One, BBC News and Sky News are televising the funeral all over the United Kingdom. The BBC will be hosting a live feed worldwide too.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Camilla, Queen Consort, her husband King Charles III, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and their three kids stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Platinum Pageant on June 5.
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Where can you stream the funeral?

Services such as FuboTVSling and YouTube TV will all be streaming the state funeral.

PeacockHulu + Live TV and Paramount+ account holders will also be able to watch the event.

ITV News will be streaming the funeral on YouTube.

The BBC is also adding their coverage live online, with anyone around the world able to view.

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Who will be attending?

International guests expected to attend include US President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Among the other attendees include Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark along with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, as well as Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan.

Former British prime ministers and other government officials will also make an appearance as well as current Prime Minister Liz Truss.

Countries that didn’t make the guest list are Russia, Belarus, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Syria and Venezuela.


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