Queen’s funeral: Elizabeth II remembered at Westminster Abbey service to be seen in state procession – latest update | Queen Elizabeth II

A woman and her younger female companion became the last to join the lineup to see the Queen lying in state when a steward handed her a wristband.

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“You are the last person in the queue,” he told her, according to footage shown on Sky News on Sunday night.

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The woman said “Bless you” and received a round of applause from stewards and other people waiting as she filed through the cordon to take her place.

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Her relief was mirrired by groans from those just behind her who were turned away.

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“I’m absolutely gutted,” said one disappointed mourner.

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Here is a guide to today’s events. All times are BST.

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6.30am – The Queen’s lying-in-state will end

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The lying-in-state, in which the Queen’s closed coffin has been on view to the public at Westminster Hall since Wednesday, will come to an end.

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8am – Westminster Abbey opens

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Westminster Abbey will open to the congregation attending the Queen’s funeral. The funeral, which will be one of the largest gathering of heads of states and royalty the UK has hosted in decades, will include European royal families and world leaders.

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10.30am – Queen’s coffin carried to the Abbey

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The coffin will be carried by the gun carriage from Westminster Hall to the Abbey, being towed by 142 sailors from the Royal Navy. King Charles III, joined by royal family members as well as members of the royal household, will follow the coffin.

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10.52am – Procession arrives at Westminster Abbey

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The procession will arrive at the West Gate of Westminster Abbey, and the bearer party, which is made up by members of the Queen’s guard, will carry the coffin from the gun carriage.

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11am – Service begins

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The service, which will be led by the dean of Westminster, Dr David Hoyle, will begin. The sermon will be delivered by the archbishop of Canterbury.

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11.55am The last post

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The last post will be played, and will be followed by a two-minute silence.

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Noon – State funeral service ends

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The national anthem will be played, bringing the state funeral service to a close. The coffin will then be carried to the state gun carriage.

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12:15pm – Coffin procession to Wellington Arch

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The procession, led by the King, will be made up of several groups, with each accompanied by a service band. These groups include representatives from the NHS, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as detachments from the Armed Forces of the Commonwealth. Guns will be fired every minute in Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, while Big Ben will toll every minute as the procession makes its way through the streets.

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1pm – Coffin placed in the state hearse

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The procession will arrive at Wellington Arch, and the bearer party will transfer the coffin to the hearse before the car leaves for Windsor. There will also be a royal salute, and the national anthem will be played.

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3.06pm – Arrival at Windsor

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The hearse will arrive in Windsor and join a procession up Long Walk to Windsor Castle. It will be joined by the King and members of the royal family before moving to St George’s Chapel for the committal service.

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4pm – Committal service begins

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The committal service begins in St George’s Chapel attended by around 800 people, including the King, the royal family, Commonwealth leaders, governors-general and mourners from the Queen’s household past and present, including personal staff from across her private estates. It will be conducted by the dean of Windsor with a blessing by the archbishop of Canterbury. The Queen’s coffin will then be lowered into the royal vault.

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7.30pm – Private burial service

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A private service conducted by the Dean of Windsor, attended just by the King and the royal family. The Queen’s coffin will be laid to rest at St George’s chapel, alongside Prince Phillip and her parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother.

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After 10 days of official mourning, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II takes place in London today.

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It will be a day of ceremony and tradition – as well as one of the largest gatherings of heads of state and other world leaders witnessed in years.

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The last of those queueing to see the Queen lying in state in Westminster Hall will pass by the catafalque at 6.30am BST. That will bring to an end days that saw queues of up to 5 miles (8km) winding along the Thames as members of the public came to pay their respects.

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This live blog will cover all the events of the day. Here is how some other Guardian readers are planning to spend it:

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The Queen’s death has thrown off a smorgasbord of strange traditions and celebrations that have not been heard or seen since the death of her father, George VI, the last ruler, in 1952.

More unusual protocols will be shown at the Committal Service, to be held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle at 4pm on Monday, after the Queen’s coffin is taken there when the actual funeral service ends at Westminster Abbey.

Windsor Castle, with St George's Chapel on the far left.
Windsor Castle, with St George’s Chapel on the far left. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP

This includes officers “Taj Jeweler” Removing the royal crown from the coffin symbolically separating the queen from her crown. also features lord chamberlainThe former head of MI5, Baron Parker, breaks his “office wand” and places it on the coffin, marking the end of his service to the Queen.

PA Media reports:

During the Commitment Service, which will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, the Imperial State Crown, the orb and scepter will be lifted from the Queen’s coffin by the Crown Jeweler, separating the Queen from her crown for the final time, PA media reports. .

With the help of the Bargemaster and a Sergeant of Arms, the Crown Jewels will be given to the Dean who will place them on the high altar.

At the end of the final psalm, the king would step forward and lay the Grenadier Guards Queen’s Company Camp Colour – a shortened version of the regiment’s Royal Standard – on the coffin.

The Grenadier Guards are the senior most in the Foot Guards regiment and Maharani was their Colonel-in-Chief.

The only royal standard of regiment is presented during the reign of a monarch, and it served as the color of the Queen’s company throughout her lifetime.

At the same time, former MI5 spy chief Baron Parker – the Lord Chamberlain and the most senior official of the late Queen’s royal household – will “break” his office wand and place it on the coffin.

The ceremonial sacking of the white staff marks the end of her service as sovereign to the Queen.

As the coffin is lowered into the royal vault, the dean will say a hymn and be praised by the Garter King of Arms before pronouncing the queen’s many styles and titles.

last in line

A woman and her younger female companion became the last women to join the lineup to see the Queen lying in state when a steward handed her a wristband.

“You’re the last person in the queue,” he told her, According to footage shown on Sky News on Sunday night,

The woman said “bless you” and received thunderous applause from the stewards and others as she filed through the hoop to take her place.

Barriers were erected near Tower Bridge to control the queue after the last mourners passed.
Barriers were erected near Tower Bridge to control the queue after the last mourners passed. Photograph: Nariman Al-Mofty/AP

His relief was visible behind him by the groans of those who had turned away.

“I am completely disappointed,” said a dismayed bereaved.

With queues now closed to see the Queen’s coffin in the kingdom, the last mourners will only be entering Westminster Hall two hours from now.

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports said after 10.30 pm on Sunday that the last people have been admitted to the queue.

Mourners line the South Bank of the Thames as they wait to pay tribute at Westminster Hall on Sunday night.
Mourners line the South Bank of the Thames as they wait to pay tribute at Westminster Hall on Sunday night. Photograph: Jack Dredd / REX / Shutterstock
The queue for Westminster Hall as seen from the window of the Deanery of Southwark Cathedral.
The queue for Westminster Hall as seen from the window of the Deanery of Southwark Cathedral. Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian
The bereaved wait in line to pay their last respects to the Queen on Sunday night.
The bereaved wait in line to pay their last respects to the Queen on Sunday night. Photograph: Jack Dredd / REX / Shutterstock

“The queue to attend Her Majesty The Queen’s Laying-in-State is at last capacity and is now closed to new entrants,” the department said.

“Please don’t try to join the queue. The stewards will already manage the people nearby.
Thank you for your understanding.”

What will happen today?

Here’s a guide to today’s events. All times are BST.

6.30am – Her Majesty’s let-in-state ends

The position of the Queen’s closed coffin for the public will end from Wednesday at Westminster Hall.

8 a.m. – Westminster Abbey opens

Westminster Abbey will open to congregations attending the Queen’s funeral. The funeral, which will be one of the largest gathering of heads of state and royalty organized by Britain in decades, will be attended by European royal family and world leaders.

10.30am – The queen’s coffin is taken to the abbey

The coffin would be carried by gun carriage from Westminster Hall to the Abbey, to be carried by 142 sailors from the Royal Navy. King Charles IIIMembers of the royal family, as well as members of the royal household attended, will follow the coffin.

10.52am – The procession arrives at Westminster Abbey

The procession will arrive at Westminster Abbey’s West Gate, and the Bearer Party, formed by members of the Queen’s Guard, will carry the coffin by gun carriage.

11am – service starts

The service, which will be led by Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, will begin. The sermon will be delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

11.55 am Last Post

The last post will be played, followed by a two-minute silence.

Afternoon – State funeral service ends

The national anthem will be played, ending the state funeral service. The coffin will then be taken to the State Gun Carriage.

12:15 pm – Coffin Procession to Wellington Arch

The procession, led by the king, would be made up of several groups, each accompanied by a service band. These groups include representatives of the NHS, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as contingents of the Commonwealth Armed Forces. Guns will be fired every minute in Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, while Big Ben will toll every minute as the procession moves through the streets.

1 o’clock in the afternoon – the coffin kept in the state mortuary

The procession will arrive at Wellington Arch, and the carrier party will transfer the coffin to the chariot before the car leaves for Windsor. There will also be a royal salute and the national anthem will be played.

3.06 hrs – Arrival at Windsor

The chariot will reach Windsor and join a procession on the Long Walk to Windsor Castle. It will be attended by the King and members of the royal family before heading to St George’s Chapel for the Commitment Service.

4 pm – Committed service starts

The Committed Service begins at St George’s Chapel, attended by approximately 800 people, including past and present mourners from the King, the Royal Family, Commonwealth Leaders, the Governor-General and the Queen’s House, which includes their private estates. private employees are also included. It will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor with the blessing of the Archbishop of Canterbury. After this, the coffin of the queen will be lowered into the royal vault.

7.30 p.m. – Private Burial Service

A private service conducted by the Dean of Windsor, attended only by the King and the Royal Family. The Queen’s coffin will be placed in St George’s Chapel with Prince Philip and his parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother.

opening summary

Funeral after 10 days of state mourning Queen Elizabeth II Happens today in London.

It will be a day of celebration and tradition – as well as one of the largest gatherings of heads of state and other world leaders it has seen in years.

The last of those in line to see the Queen lying in state at Westminster Hall will pass by at 6.30 a.m. BST. This would end the days when queues were seen for up to 5 miles (8 km) along the Thames as members of the public came to pay their respects.

This live blog will cover all the events of the day. Here’s how some other Guardian readers are planning to spend it:

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