After days of lying-in-state, the body of the late Queen Elizabeth II will start its ultimate journey on Monday morning as a part of a grand state funeral – first to Westminster Abbey, for a spiritual service in entrance of a congregation of hundreds, after which on to Windsor Castle for a extra intimate committal service and, lastly, a private burial.

It will be a day of emotion, pomp and ceremony the like of which has not been seen since the final state funeral, of Winston Churchill, nearly 60 years in the past. The Queen made personal additions to the plans, Buckingham Palace has said.

Here is a breakdown of the day’s occasions on Monday 19 September.

The Queen’s lying-in-state at Westminster Hall in the coronary heart of London will come to an finish in the early morning. Thousands have been queuing and submitting by to view her coffin.

A brief distance away, at Westminster Abbey, the doorways will be opened for friends to begin arriving forward of the service at 11:00. 

Heads of state from throughout the world have been flying in to be a part of members of the Royal Family to keep in mind the Queen’s life and repair. Senior UK politicians and former prime ministers will even be there.

Members of royal households from throughout Europe, a lot of whom have been blood family members of the Queen, are anticipated – Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde and Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia will be there.

At this point, the ceremonial a part of the day will start in earnest, as the Queen’s coffin is lifted from the catafalque the place it has been resting since Wednesday afternoon, and brought to Westminster Abbey, for her funeral service.

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