The unfortunate time has come to lay Queen Elizabeth II to rest at the end of her long life.
The Queen was 96 when she died on September 8 after seven decades of service to the British people and their Commonwealth realms.
Their eldest son and heir, King Charles III, is now the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and its territories – and his son Prince William will become the new Prince of Wales.
Thousands upon thousands of mourners have flocked to England to pay their respects to the late monarch.
On September 14, Charles, William and his brother Prince Harry led the procession to take the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where it was displayed to the public. Her sarcophagus will remain there until her funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19.
On Monday, 2,000 people from around the world will gather – including members of the royal family, politicians, dignitaries and the like – when Her Majesty’s funeral begins.
Shops and businesses across the country will be closed to allow people to properly mourn and see the funeral.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will lead the observance as he is the longest-serving member of the Church of England.
Once the service is over, pallbearers will place their coffin in a green carriage, followed by the Royal Navy soldiers.
The Queen’s coffin will then be taken to Windsor Castle where a funeral service will be held in St George’s Chapel. After the funeral, the Queen will be buried in Windsor with her late husband, Prince Philip.
Here’s everything you need to know about Monday’s funeral.
What time does the service start?
The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:35 GMT (5:35 EST) and her coffin will be transported from Westminster Hall to the Abbey. At 11 a.m. GMT (6 a.m. EST), the funeral is scheduled to officially begin.
To bid the Queen farewell one last time, the general public can watch and stream the service.
Where to watch the service via cable?
For cable viewers, NBC, CNN, ABC, PBS and Fox News will broadcast the event.
BBC One, BBC News and Sky News will broadcast the funeral across the UK. The BBC will also host a live feed worldwide.
Where can you stream the funeral?
Services like FuboTV, Sling and YouTube TV will all stream the state funeral.
Peacock, Hulu+ Live TV, and Paramount+ account holders can also watch the event.
ITV News will stream the funeral on YouTube.
The BBC is also adding their coverage live online so anyone around the world can see it.
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Who will attend?
US President Joe Biden and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are expected as international guests.
Other participants include King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark along with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, and Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan.
Former British Prime Ministers and other government officials will be in attendance, as will current Prime Minister Liz Truss.
Countries that didn’t make the guest list are Russia, Belarus, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Syria and Venezuela.