Buckingham Palace has announced the State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday, 19 September 2022, at 11.00 pm.

Queen Elizabeth. Photo: The Royal Family

Four days beforehand, the public will be allowed to pay their respects to the late monarch as Queen Elizabeth lies in state in Westminster Hall.

Queen Elizabeth’s Last Journey

Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin rested in the Ballroom at Balmoral where members of the Royal Family paid their last respects.

Her Majesty’s Coffin is currently travelling in slow progress in a hearse from Balmoral, via Ballater, Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth, to Edinburgh on Sunday, 11 September, where it will rest overnight in the Throne Room at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

On Monday, 12 September, King Charles III and members of the Royal Family will accompany the Queen’s Coffin in a procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, along the Royal Mile, to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

A Service will be held in St Giles’ Cathedral to receive the Coffin.

Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin will rest in St Giles’ Cathedral, with The Royal Company of Archers keeping Vigil, to allow her Scottish subjects to pay their respect.

The Princess Royal will accompany the Queen’s Coffin, on Tuesday afternoon, 13 September, as it departs Edinburgh Airport, aboard a Royal Air Force aircraft, to RAF Northolt.

The Queen’s Coffin will then travel by road to Bucking Palace to rest in the Bow Room later that evening.

On Wednesday afternoon, 14 September, the Coffin will be carried on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace in a procession through London to Westminster Hall, where The Queen will Lie-in-State until the morning of the State Funeral.

The Procession will travel via Queen’s Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard.

King Charles III and the Royal Family will attend a short service conducted by Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury, with assistance from The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, before the Lying-in State begins for four days.

Members of the public will have their opportunity to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth until Monday morning on 19 September.

The Queen’s Coffin will be taken in a short procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey before the State Funeral begins at 11.00 am.

After the State Funeral, the Queen’s Coffin will travel in a procession from Westminster Abbey via Wellington Arch to Windsor.

From Windsor, the State Hearse will travel in a procession to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, via the Long Walk.

A Commital Service will take place in St George’s Chapel.


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