Funeral and service arrangements for Her Majesty The Queen

A photo of Her Majesty The Queen

The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September at 11AM.

Prior to the State Funeral, The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall for four days, to allow the public to pay their respects.

The Queen's Coffin travelled down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Sunday 11 September by car. On Monday 12th September, a Procession formed on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to convey the Coffin to St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh. The King and Members of the Royal Family took part in the Procession and attended a Service in St Giles’ Cathedral to receive the Coffin.

On Tuesday 13 September, The Queen's Coffin will then travel from Scotland by Royal Air Force aircraft from Edinburgh Airport to RAF Northolt later that evening. The Coffin will be accompanied on the journey by The Princess Royal. The Queen's Coffin will then be conveyed to Buckingham Palace by road, to rest in the Bow Room.

On Wednesday 14 September, the Coffin will be borne in Procession on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, where The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall until the morning of the State Funeral (Monday 19 September). During the Lying-in-State, members of the public will have the opportunity to visit Westminster Hall to pay their respects to The Queen.

A service will be held at St Peter's and Paul's Church in Church Side, Mansfield, on Sunday 18 September (the eve of the funeral) for the public. Your local church may be holding a service too, please check with them to attend.

The funeral will be a Bank Holiday, however the council shall be observing a two minutes’ silence at the Old Town Hall, Mansfield Market Place and broadcasting a speech by the Executive Mayor on our Facebook page (opens in new window). More details to follow. 

The council offices will be closed on Monday 19 September following the announcement of the Bank Holiday. You can find out what services are affected here (opens in new window).

On Monday 19 September, the Coffin will be taken in Procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where the State Funeral Service will take place.

Following the State Funeral, the Coffin will travel from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From Wellington Arch, the Coffin will travel to Windsor and once there, the State Hearse will travel in Procession to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle via the Long Walk.

A Committal Service will then take place in St George's Chapel.

Published: September 12th 2022