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What time is Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral? Schedule and how to watch live

It is estimated that up to four billion people worldwide could tune in to watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

The sovereign, who died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, will be laid to rest on Monday September 19, after 10 days of mourning observed across the UK.

Until 6:30 a.m. BST (1:30 a.m. EST) on Monday, hundreds of thousands of mourners, including celebrities such as David Beckham, were able to personally pay their respects during the Queen’s ceremony at Westminster Hall in London.

With the monarch’s funeral being one of the biggest single events in the UK since World War II, it will come as a bit of a surprise that the ceremony was painstakingly planned to the minute to ensure the proceedings ran smoothly.

The Queen’s coffin will be placed on a 123-year-old cannon carriage, the same that was used for the funerals of her father George VI, grandfather George V and great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

As 98 Royal Navy sailors tow the car, King Charles III, his sons Princes William and Harry; Princess Anne and Prince Edward will be among those walking behind the coffin in a procession which will leave Westminster Hall at 10.44am.

The cortege is expected to arrive at the West Door of Westminster Abbey at 10.52am, ahead of the ceremony, which will begin at 11.00am BST, and will be attended by some 2,000 guests.

A host of world leaders, including President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern and Australian Anthony Albanese, will be among the first to arrive at the funeral.

Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss will speak at the ceremony, where a sermon will be delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Toward the end of the ceremony, at 11:55 a.m. local time, the bell will ring and the nation will fall in silence for two minutes.

At 12.15pm BST, the Queen’s coffin will be carried through central London in a mile-long procession, with the Royal Family, again, on foot. The procession will end at Wellington Arch at 1:00 p.m., where the coffin will be moved into the State Hearse.

The Queen’s coffin will then travel the 25 miles to Windsor, where shortly after 3:00 p.m. it will descend the Long Walk from Windsor Castle. At 4:00 p.m., he will enter the Saint-Georges Chapel for a final burial service.

Later that evening at 7.30pm there will be a private funeral for the Royal Family. The Queen will be judged in the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside her husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021.

It has been reported that there will be 213 Full HD cameras to capture the proceedings at Westminster Hall, Westminster Abbey and St George’s Chapel.

Viewers in the United States will be able to follow the proceedings, with a host of networks broadcasting live from London.

BBC America will begin its broadcast early, providing live, uninterrupted coverage of the funeral from 4 a.m. ET on Monday.

From 5:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., ABC will broadcast the funeral live, with a cast including world news tonight anchor David Muir, 20/20 co-anchor Amy Robach, ABC News chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell, senior national affairs correspondent Deborah Roberts and foreign correspondent James Longman.

The broadcaster’s affiliate news service, ABC NewsOne, will also provide live reporting from London.

on CBS, CBS Matinees co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell direct CBS News Special Report live from London, with coverage broadcast on the network and broadcast on the CBS News streaming network.

Additionally, it will be fully covered by CBS News, CBS News Radio, CBS Newspath and CBSNews.com.

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