Flowers laid by those mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II outside Buckingham Palace.
The Queen

How the military will help escort former Commander-in-Chief to her final resting place

Flowers laid by those mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II outside Buckingham Palace.

The state funeral for her Majesty the Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September at 11:00 UK time, the Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk has said.

Leading to the funeral

Sunday 11 September

Sunday will be the first time members of the public will see the Queen's coffin.

It will travel in a hearse from Balmoral to Holyrood in Edinburgh, where a Guard of Honour mounted by the Royal Regiment of Scotland will greet it with a military salute.

A bearer party from the Regiment will bear the coffin into the throne room.

Monday 12 September

His Majesty's Armed Forces will also be involved in Monday's procession of the coffin from Holyrood to St Giles Cathedral.

King Charles and the Queen Consort will be in Edinburgh to take part and His Majesty will lead senior Royals to mount a vigil on Monday evening. 

Tuesday 13 September

On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II will leave Scotland for the final time.

A hearse will carry her coffin to Edinburgh Airport, where a bearer party from the Royal Air Force will transport it onto a military flight to RAF Northolt in London before her coffin is driven to Buckingham Palace.

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Wednesday 14 September

The Queen’s coffin will be mounted on a gun carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery to be taken from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

Senior members of the Royal Family and members of the Household Division will follow behind.

Members of all three services will be present as it passes through Horse Guards Arch.

The Queen will lie in state for "four clear days" in Westminster Hall from Wednesday, a senior Palace official said, ahead of the funeral on Monday 19 – which King Charles has confirmed will be a bank holiday to allow the nation to mourn.

Buckingham Palace says more details about the state funeral, and the military's involvement in it will be announced in due course.

It is known that all three services will take part.

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