The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday, Sept. 19. at Westminster Abbey.

King Charles previously confirmed that the day would be a bank holiday.

The funeral will mark the end of an elaborate lying-in-state process, which will begin tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. local time when the Queen’s coffin is carried by six gamekeepers from the Balmoral.

Among the many “stops” in the process are the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, and well as Buckingham Palace.

Princess Anne is expected to escort her mother’s coffin from Edinburgh to London on Tuesday evening.

After the funeral, the Queen will be buried at Windsor, alongside her late husband Prince Philip.

Most of the country will grind to a halt, with a nationwide two minutes of silence at midday on what will be declared a “Day of National Mourning.”

Viewers will watch on from around the world — and so many people are expected to flood into London that planners fear London could for the first time become “full,” according to a memo leaked to Politico.

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It is planned that the queen’s funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey, the first funeral of a British monarch held there since 1760.
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Many will have already tried to pay respects to the queen, whose coffin will lie in state for three days on a raised box in the middle of Westminster Hall, open to the public for 23 hours a day.

The funeral itself will be led by the most senior member of the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury, with at least 2,000 dignitaries from around the world expected to show their respects.

After the ceremony, pallbearers will place the coffin on a green gun carriage to be hauled by members of the Royal Navy, a tradition that started in 1901 when Victoria’s funeral horses threatened to bolt, according to The Guardian.

Her coffin will then be taken to Windsor Castle, where the royal household will be waiting for her.

There will be a committal service in St. George’s Chapel at the castle, and the queen will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

Before the final exit, King Charles will drop a handful of red earth from a silver bowl, according to The Guardian.

The tiny chapel was named after the queen’s father, George VI, whose remains are there alongside those of the Queen Mother and the queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, who died aged 71 in 2002 after a stroke.

The Queen’s late husband, Prince Philip, is expected to be reinterred by her side.



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