London, Europe Brief News – Further details about the Queen’s funeral on Monday have been announced, including confirmation that she will be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh.
The monarch will be laid to rest with her late husband Prince Philip at the King George VI memorial chapel during a private service and burial on Monday evening.
This will follow her state funeral at Westminster Abbey, which begins at 11am.
The Queen has been lying in state at the nearby Westminster Hall since Wednesday, with thousands of members of the public queueing for hours to pay their respects.
It has been announced that the King, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex will mount a 15-minute vigil around the Queen’s coffin at 7.30pm on Friday.
This is what we know about what will happen on the day of the funeral itself.
The lying in state at Westminster Hall will conclude at 6.30am, with the doors closed in preparation for the funeral.
Shortly after 10.35am, the coffin will be lifted and carried in procession to the state gun carriage of the Royal Navy positioned outside the north door.
The 123-year-old gun carriage will then set off at 10.44am, pulled by 98 Royal Navy sailors using ropes in a tradition that dates back to the funeral of Queen Victoria, with the route to the Abbey lined by members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
A tri-service guard of honour will take place on Parliament Square, accompanied by the band of the Royal Marines.
Following the Queen’s coffin will be the King, Anne, Andrew and Edward. Behind them will be the Queen’s grandsons Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales.
They will be followed by the Queen’s son-in-law Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, her cousin the Duke of Gloucester, and her nephew the Earl of Snowdon.