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The route the Queen’s coffin will take from Wellington’s Arch to Windsor Castle for the Commitment Service on Monday afternoon has been revealed – with thousands expected to turn up.

Here we take a look at the times of the Westminster Abbey service and the itinerary of the Queen’s final journey thereafter.

6:30 p.m.: End of the Queen’s Conditioning.

8:00 a.m.: The doors of Westminster Abbey open to allow the general congregation to be seated.

9:30 a.m.: World leaders and dignitaries begin to arrive.

10:35 a.m.: Coffin lifted and carried in procession to the Royal Navy State Carriage positioned outside the North Door of Westminster Abbey.

10:44 a.m.: The gun carriage will set off, pulled by 98 Royal Navy sailors using ropes in a tradition that dates back to Queen Victoria’s funeral. After the Queen’s coffin will be the King, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Behind them will be Queen Peter Phillips’ grandsons, the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales.

10:52 a.m.: The procession will arrive and the coffin will be carried to Westminster Abbey for the service.

11:00 : The funeral service begins.

11:55 a.m.: Last Post will sound followed by a two minute silence to be observed around the Abbey and across the UK.

12 p.m.: The national anthem will close the state funeral.

1 p.m.: The Queen’s coffin arrives at Wellington’s Arch after being returned to the State Arms Carriage for the procession. The King and members of the Royal Family will once again follow the Queen’s coffin. Shots will be fired in Hyde Park and Big Ben will ring everywhere.

The coffin will then be transferred from the gun carriage to the hearse which will leave London for Berkshire.

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The Route from Westminster Abbey to Wellington’s Arch

It will move west along the southern edge of Hyde Park before crossing Queens Gate and heading along Cromwell Road.

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Public viewing areas along the route through Kensington
The route the hearse will take from Wellington Arch out of London

Continuing through the capital, it will pass through Hammersmith and Chiswick along the north bank of the River Thames.

The route the hearse will take through West London

Taking the Great South West Road, it will pass south of Heathrow Airport – under quiet skies after a series of flight cancellations – as it leaves London and passes Staines.

The route the hearse will take from West London to Windsor Castle

The Queen’s coffin will enter the grounds of Windsor Castle through Shaw Farm Gate and head north before finally arriving at St George’s Chapel for the service which begins at 4pm.

The route the procession will take to Windsor Castle

The interest in saying goodbye to the Queen has been enormous, with tens of thousands of people queuing to see the monarch lying in state at Westminster Hall.

It has been 70 years since the death of the previous monarch, Queen Elizabeth II’s father, George VI, so the vast majority of people in the UK are unaccustomed to the traditions and pageantry that have been on display these last days.

Tens of millions of people around the world are expected to attend the Queen’s funeral.

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Procession in Windsor

When the coffin arrives in Windsor, there will be a procession as it makes its way to the chapel.

Marching behind the cannon carriage will be King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and the Earl of Wessex.

Behind them will walk royal brothers Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as Peter Phillips.

Further back, a royal carriage will carry the Queen Consort and the Princess of Wales, and a second will carry the Duchess of Sussex and the Countess of Wessex.

Times for Windsor Ceremonies:

3:06 p.m.: The State Hearse will approach Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Road, Windsor, and join the motorcade.

3:10 p.m.: The procession will set off up the long walk to Windsor Castle

3:20 p.m.: Governors General and Prime Ministers of the Kingdom will begin arriving at the west door of St. George’s Chapel for the incarceration service

3:25 p.m.: Members of the Royal Family not involved in the procession will arrive

3:40 p.m.: The King and members of the Royal Family walking in the procession will join it at the north side quadrangle as it passes through Engine Court

3:53 p.m.: The procession will stop at the bottom of the west steps of St. George’s Chapel in the Horseshoe Cloister. The pallbearer group will lift the coffin from the state hearse, from where it will be carried in procession up the west steps.

4 p.m.: Daycare begins

4:30 p.m.: The service ends. King Charles leaves.

Among the serving congregation will be past and present members of the Queen’s Household, including private estates.

A private burial will take place in the King George VI Memorial Chapel later in the evening, led by the Dean of Windsor.

The Queen is to be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh.

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