Nearly 500 world leaders, including Droupadi Murmu and US President Joe Biden, will be among the top dignitaries attending Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
The funeral is scheduled to begin at 11am UK time, which is 3.30am (IST) and will conclude with a two-minute silence across the country an hour later.
Here’s the full list of events for the Queen’s funeral
11 am (IST) The Queen’s lie in state will end, which is also an opportunity for the public to have respect for the late monarchy. Preparations for the Westminster Abbey service will begin from here.
12:30 pm (IST) The doors of Westminster Abbey will open for guests to take their seats.
3.00 pm (IST) The coffin will be carried from the hall to the Royal Navy State Arms Carriage.
3:10 p.m. Royal Navy officers will engage and pull the gun carriage followed by the King, members of the Royal Family, members of the King’s Household and the Prince of Wales’s family.
15:30 (IST) The funeral will begin which will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster.
16:30 (IST) The service will end here. And the Queen’s coffin will be followed by King Charles III, the Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales and members of the Royal Family who will walk in this procession to Wellington Arch.
16:45 (IST) The procession will begin towards Wellington Arch with the route laid out by the Armed Forces from Westminster Abbey to the top of Constitution Hill at the Commonwealth Memorial Gates. The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery will then see the departure of the Queen’s coffin towards Windsor.
8.30 pm (IST) The Committal Service will take place this time. The King and the Royal Family will leave Galilee Porch for Windsor Castle.
12 pm (IST) Around this time, the Dean of Windsor will hold a private funeral service attended by the King and members of the Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth II will be buried alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the King George VI Memorial Chapel. The queen had requested the performance of the sovereign’s flutist before she was buried.