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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Where can you stream the funeral?
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.
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.