and the other three children of will be joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry and Meghan – and several others – in the procession behind the Queen’s coffin during her funeral on Monday, according to the order of service released Sunday night by Buckingham Palace.
The funeral, at Westminster Abbey in London,at 6 a.m. Eastern time. At 10:30 p.m. local time, the line of mourners was closed to new arrivals so that all mourners would have a chance to pay their respects before the funeral begins.
The funeral will be conducted by, the Dean of Westminster, and the sermon delivered by Reverend Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Buckingham Palace said. It will also be interspersed with various scripture readings, hymns and prayers.
About 500 royals, heads of state and government from around the world are invited. President Biden arrived in London on Saturday ahead of the funeral.
The funeral procession includes:walking beside his wife, Camilla, queen consort; followed by Anne, Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, will follow, followed by Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and Forfar and his wife Sophie.
Behind the Queen’s children are Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales, and then two of their children, 9-year-old Prince George and 7-year-old Princess Charlotte. William and Catherine’s youngest son, Prince Louis, 4-year-old, is not on the order of the service and is unlikely to attend the funeral.
Behind them are Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, followed by David Armstrong-Jones, Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, the Earl of Snowden and Peter Philips. They will be followed by the Duke of Glouster, and then he will be followed by Prince Michael of Kent and the Duke of Kent.
— Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn — were not listed in the order of service. All eight grandchildren stood behind her coffin on Saturday.
Before the service, the abbey’s tenor bell is tiled once a minute for 96 minutes to mark each year of the Queen’s life.
As the Queen’s casket is carried into the Abbey, “The Sentences” – verses from the Bible – will be sung by the choirs of the Abbey, Chapel Royal and St. James’s Palace.
Hoyle will give ‘The Bidding’, a sort of introduction, followed by a hymn and the ‘First Lesson’, another piece of scripture, which will be read by Patricia Scotland, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.
The abbey choir will sing Psalm 42, and then the ‘Second Lesson’, another piece of scripture, will be read by newly appointed British Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss.
Welby will then deliver the sermon.
The abbey choir will sing two more songs, there will be a prayer and then the funeral will close with Welby praising and Hoyle giving the blessing.
The Queen’s casket will then be carried from the Abbey and taken in procession to Wellington Arch in Hyde Park Corner, before being taken to St George’s Chapel in Windsor for the funeral service, which is scheduled to take place Monday at 11 a.m. time will begin.
The Queen will be laid to rest at Windsor Castle Monday night in a private family ceremony.
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in the history of the British monarchy,.
The UK has not buried its sovereign since the Queen’s father, King George VI, in 1952, which was held at St George’s Chapel.
The over 1,000-year-old abbey has been the setting for royal coronations for hundreds of years, including the Queen’s in 1953, and is also where she married Prince Philip in 1947. The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II’s mother took place there in 2002, but there has been no funeral for a monarch since the 18th century.
Meanwhile, King Charles III released a statement on Sunday in which he “thanked those countless people who have been such a support and comfort to my family and myself at this time of grief.”
“Over the past ten days, my wife and I have been so deeply touched by the many condolences and support we have received from this country and around the world,” the statement read.