Queen's funeral: Monday's hour-by-hour schedule as monarch is laid to rest

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The bearer party from the Queen's Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment) carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II to the waiting hearse at RAF Northolt, west London, from where it will be taken to Buckingham Palace, London, to lie at rest overnight in the Bow Room. Picture date: Tuesday September 13, 2022.
The Queen's funeral take place at Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 invited guests. (PA)

Here is the hour-by-hour schedule for the Queen's funeral on Monday:

6.30am: Doors closed to the public for the Queen’s lying in state in Westminster Hall.

8am: The doors of Westminster Abbey opened and the congregation began taking their seats. Heads of state and overseas government representatives, including foreign royal families, governors general and realm prime ministers, gathered at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and "under collective arrangements" travelled to the Abbey.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Marc Aspland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
President and First Lady Biden arrive at the State Funeral (Photo by Marc Aspland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The congregation also included some of the 200 people who were recognised in the Queen's birthday honours this year, including those who played a crucial role in responding to the COVID pandemic.

10.35am – Just after 10.35am, a bearer party, found by The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, lifted the coffin from the catafalque.

It was then carried in procession from Westminster Hall to the Royal Navy’s state gun carriage, which was positioned outside the building’s North Door.

The State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre with a message from King Charles III, in the Ceremonial Procession following her State Funeral at Westminster Abbey, London. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2022. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
The State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)

10.44am: The Queen's coffin was moved to a gun carriage and taken by procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey.

The King led his family in marching behind the Queen's coffin as it was moved. He walked with the Princess Royal, Duke of York and Earl of Wessex and behind the quartet were the Queen's grandsons the Duke of Sussex, the Prince of Wales and Peter Phillips - Princess Anne's son.

They will be followed by the late monarch's son-in-law Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester, the Queen's cousin, and her nephew the Earl of Snowdon.

(left to right) The Prince of Wales, King Charles III, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Sussex following the State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, in the Ceremonial Procession during her State Funeral at Westminster Abbey, London. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2022. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
The royal family following the State Gun Carriage that carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)

10.52am: The procession arrived at the West Gate of Westminster Abbey where the bearer party lifted the coffin from the state gun carriage and carried it inside for the state funeral service.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried into Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried into Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral. (Photo by Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

11am: The funeral began in front of an invited audience of 2,000 people.

11.55am: The Last Post sounded and a national two-minute silence was held.

12pm: Reveille, the national anthem and a lament, played by the Queen’s Piper, brought the state funeral service to an end at approximately noon.

A piper from the Royal Regiment of Scotland plays on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
A piper from the Royal Regiment of Scotland plays on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The coffin was then carried to the state gun carriage.

12.15pm: The coffin was moved through Parliament Square, Whitehall, Constitution Hill, the Mall, and taken to Wellington Arch. It was then taken to Windsor Castle in a journey that took around two hours.

The State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, in the Ceremonial Procession following her State Funeral at Westminster Abbey, London. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2022. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
The State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in the Ceremonial Procession following her State Funeral at Westminster Abbey, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

The King and the Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales and members of the Royal Family departed for Windsor by car.

Britain's Princess Charlotte of Wales follows by car the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, as it travels on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy, from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch in London on September 19, 2022, after the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte of Wales follows by car the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The procession with the coffin travelled west along the south end of Hyde Park before passing the Queen’s gate and heading along Cromwell Road.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Mounted detachment of the Royal Artillery stand guard as the Royal Hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II leaves Wellington Arch on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Mounted detachment of the Royal Artillery stand guard as the Royal Hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II leaves Wellington Arch. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

It then travelled through Hammersmith and Chiswick, along the north bank of the River Thames, before heading down the Great West Road.

The Queen’s coffin was then driven south of Heathrow Airport and passed through Staines before entering the grounds of Windsor Castle through Shaw Farm Gate.

The slower route, sticking to A-roads rather than motorways, gave supporters of the Royal Family one last chance to say goodbye to the monarch.

3.25pm: Members of the Royal Family who did not join the procession arrived at St George's Chapel in Windsor for the committal service.

3.40pm: The King and other Royal Family members who walked in the procession joined it at the quadrangle on the north side as it passed into Engine Court.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: The Royal State Hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Windsor Castle for the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
The Royal State Hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Windsor Castle for the Committal Service. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

3.53pm: The procession then halted at the bottom of the West Steps of St George’s Chapel in Horseshoe Cloister.

The bearer party lifted the coffin from the state hearse, from where it was carried in procession up the West Steps.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Pall bearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top into St. George's Chapel on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Pall bearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top into St. George's Chapel. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

4pm: The Queen’s committal service took place at St George’s Chapel.

The Bearer Party take the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, from into St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022, for the Committal Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Jonathan Brady / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN BRADY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
The Bearer Party take the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II into St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle. (Photo by JONATHAN BRADY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

7.30pm: The Queen was buried together with the Duke of Edinburgh in King George VI's chapel in Windsor Castle in a private service at 7.30pm on Monday.

Watch: Military to escort Queen Elizabeth II coffin to Westminster Hall