The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday in London, in an occasion that will mark the world’s farewell to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
The Queen died on September 8 at the age of 96 at her Scottish country estate, Balmoral.
King Charles III gave the order for a public holiday across the United Kingdom on September 19, after he was formally confirmed as the new King on September 10.
Mourners lined London’s streets to see the Queen’s coffin travel on a gun carriage in a solemn procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall – where it will lie in state until the morning of her funeral.
On Monday morning, the Queen’s lying state will end. The coffin will then travel in procession once more to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral, which is scheduled to start at 11 am local time (6 am Eastern time).
After the funeral, the coffin will be taken again in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From there, it will travel to Windsor. Once in Windsor, the hearse will travel to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for the committal service.
Heads of state and dignitaries from around the world are expected to travel to the British capital to join members of the royal family to celebrate the Queen’s life and unwavering service to the nation and Commonwealth. While the full guest list has not yet been announced, US President Joe Biden said he plans to attend the funeral.
Other familiar faces at the televised service will be some of the 15 prime ministers to have served during the Queen’s reign.
Both the state funeral service at Westminster Abbey and the later committal service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor will be televised.
Tune in to CNN or CNN International to watch live coverage of the Queen’s state funeral from 5 am to 1 pm ET. CNN’s special coverage will also stream live on CNN.com’s homepages and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android.
In the US, other networks, including NBC News Now, ABC and Fox News, will also air coverage of the funeral.
In the UK, the event will be broadcast on BBC television and available to stream on BBC iPlayer, with updates across BBC Radio and on the website. ITV confirmed the event will be shown live and uninterrupted on ITV’s main channel and all of its digital channels. Sky News will also provide live coverage throughout the day, available free of charge on Sky News, the Sky News App, YouTube and Freeview.
CBC News in Canada will offer live coverage on CBC TV, CBC Radio, CBC News Network, CBC Gem, CBCNews.ca and the CBC News and Listen apps.
Australia’s public broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corp., is scheduled to broadcast the funeral live from 8 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (6 am ET). CNN affiliate Channel 9 will also have live coverage.