After a very long procession from her home in Balmoral, Scotland, Queen Elizabeth II will finally be laid to rest on Monday.
Britain’s longest-serving monarch sat on the throne for a record 70 years before she died on September 8 at the age of 96.
The Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey before she is buried next to her husband Prince Philip at Windsor Castle.
Thousands of Britons joined a very long queue for the chance to pay their respects to the Queen at the iconic building, including soccer star David Beckham, who queued for 12 hours.
Buckingham Palace estimates 2,000 people will attend the Queen’s state funeral on Monday, with world leaders and foreign dignitaries coming from around the world to say goodbye to the monarch.
For those unable to make it to London, the service will be televised.
When is the queen’s funeral?
Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will be held at 11 a.m. local time on Monday, September 19.
For Australians tuning in from home, the review will begin on Monday evening.
The funeral will begin at 8pm for residents of NSW, Victoria, Queensland, the ACT and Tasmania.
In the Northern Territory and South Australia it will start at 7.30pm.
In Western Australia, the service will begin at 6:00 p.m.
How can I watch the service?
Given the historical importance of the Queen’s funeral, most TV channels will cover the event.
Viewers can watch the live stream on News.com.au, which will be available to watch from 8pm AEST.
For those who prefer radio, the ABC will also broadcast the funeral on ABC listen.
Channels Nine and Seven will also broadcast the Queen’s service live from midday to meet demand for the historic event. ABC will switch to broadcast the funeral at 4:30 p.m.
Who will be at the funeral?
Thousands of well-wishers are expected to attend the Queen’s state funeral, including world leaders, family and friends from her seven decades as monarch.
Bright among them will be the newly crowned King Charles III and Queen Camilla. They will be joined by the Queen’s younger children, as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Prince William, Catherine, Prince Harry and Meghan are expected to present a united front at the Queen’s funeral.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will represent our country alongside ten Australians, including Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott and horse trainer Guy Waterhouse.
The monarch will also be honored by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Emperor Naruhito.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss will read a passage from Scripture during the funeral service.
The service will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the most senior figure in the Church of England.
What happens after the funeral?
After the hour-long service, the Queen’s coffin will be carried through London past Buckingham Palace before being transferred to a hearse for its final journey to Windsor.
Eight and a half hours after the service, Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle alongside her husband Prince Philip, who died last year.
Only the royal family will attend the private funeral service.
The chapel is the resting place of the Queen’s father King George VI, the Queen Mother and her sister Princess Margaret.