Following the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey, members of the Royal Family will gather at Windsor Castle for an intimate committal service later in the afternoon.
The state funeral, conducted by the Dean of Westminster, will be attended by Heads of State and Overseas Government Representatives, including Foreign Royal Families, Governors General and Realm Prime Ministers.
Towards the end of the service, at around 11.55am, the Last Post will be performed followed by Two Minute’s Silence to be observed around the UK.
The national anthem will bring the State Funeral Service to a close at around 12pm, at which point the Queen will begin her final journey to Windsor for the committal service.
The committal service will take place at St George’s Chapel in the castle grounds, giving family members a chance to say one of their final goodbyes.
The chapel was host to the funeral of Prince Philip in April 2021.
Here is what will happen at the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II.
What time is the committal service?
Once the state funeral has finished, Her Majesty’s coffin will return to the State Gun Carriage for the procession to Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner, arriving at 1pm.
The Queen’s coffin will be transferred to the State Hearse to travel to Windsor, where the committal service will get underway at St. George’s Chapel at 4pm.
What will happen at the committal service?
The intimate committal service will give members of the Royal Family a chance to say one of their final goodbyes before the burial.
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The service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, with prayers said by the Rector of Sandringham, the Minister of Crathie Kirk and the Chaplain of Windsor Great Park.
The Choir of St George’s Chapel will sing during the Service.
Before the final Hymn, the Imperial State Crown, the Orb and the Sceptre will be removed from the coffin and placed on the Altar.
After the final Hymn, The King will place The Queen’s Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on his mother’s coffin.
At the same time, The Lord Chamberlain will ‘break’ his Wand of Office and place it on Her Majesty’s coffin.
The Queen’s coffin will then be lowered into the Royal Vault and the Dean of Windsor will say a Psalm and the Commendation before Garter King of Arms pronounces Her Majesty’s styles and titles.
The national anthem will be played to mark the end of the service.
A Private Burial will take place in The King George VI Memorial Chapel later in the evening, which will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor.
The Queen will be buried alongside her husband, Prince Philip.
Who is invited?
King Charles III and members of the Royal Family will be part of the congregation at St. George’s Chapel.
The audience will also be made up of past and present members of The Queen’s Household, including from the private estates.
Also present will be Governors General and Realm Prime Ministers.
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