By Sana Noor Haq, Lauren Said-Moorhouse and Max Foster, CNN
The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will take place in London on Monday, in an occasion that marks the world’s farewell to Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
The Queen died on September 8 at her estate in Balmoral, Scotland, aged 96.
King Charles III ordered a bank holiday across the United Kingdom on September 19, after being officially confirmed as the new king on September 10.
Mourners lined the streets of London to see the Queen’s coffin carried in a solemn procession on a carriage from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall – where it will be cherished until the morning of her funeral.
Here’s an overview of Monday’s schedule
The Queen’s state of lies ends on Monday morning. The coffin will then be transported again in a procession to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. Eastern time).
After the burial, the coffin is again taken in a procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From there it goes to Windsor. Once the hearse arrives in Windsor, it drives to St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for the funeral 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 in celebrating the Queen’s life and steadfast service to the nation and the Commonwealth. Although the full guest list has not yet been announced, US President Joe Biden said he plans to attend the funeral.
Other familiar faces in the televised service will include some of the 15 Prime Ministers who served during the Queen’s reign.
You can follow the funeral here
Both the state funeral service at Westminster Abbey and the later funeral service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor will be televised.
Tune in to CNN or CNN International to watch the Queen’s State Funeral broadcast live from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. CNN’s special coverage also streams live on the CNN.com home pages and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.
In the US, other broadcasters including NBC News Now, ABC and Fox News will also cover the funeral.
In the UK, the event will be broadcast on BBC television and available to stream on BBC iPlayer, with updates on BBC radio and the website. ITV confirmed the event will be broadcast live and uninterrupted on ITV’s main channel and all its digital channels. Sky News also offers live coverage throughout the day, available for free on Sky News, the Sky News app, YouTube and Freeview.
CBC News in Canada provides 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 8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (6am ET). CNN affiliate Channel 9 will also be broadcast live.
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