Everything you need to know about Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Much like the rest of her seven-decade reign, Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be a historic event.

It is the first funeral of a monarch at Westminster Abbey since King George II in 1760.

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According to him it had been an unspoken tradition that the monarch’s funeral was held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

But the Abbey held a special place in the Queen’s heart after many momentous moments were celebrated there.

Her father, King George VI, was crowned there in 1937.

There she also married Prince Philip in 1947 and was crowned Queen in 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in the first ever televised coronation service. (AP PHOTO) Recognition: AP

So, here’s what you need to know about her funeral:

Who will be at the funeral?

The Queen’s funeral will no doubt be filled with notable attendees.

Their four children, grandchildren and their partners are expected.

Notable attendees are King Charles with Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince William with Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince Harry with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10. Recognition: WPA pool/Getty Images

In addition to the British, royalty from around the world are also expected, including members of the royal families of Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Norway and the Netherlands.

Heads of state such as British Prime Minister Liz Truss, US President Joe Biden, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Emperor Naruhito will also attend.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Governor General David Hurley will travel to London for the funeral on behalf of Australia.

When is Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in Australia?

The Queen’s State Funeral will take place on Monday 19 September at 8pm (AEST).

How to watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

The funeral will be broadcast live on ABC News.

Where is the Queen buried?

After the service, the Queen of London’s coffin will be transported to St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle to be buried with her husband, Prince Philip.

Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Andrew, Duke of York watch as Britain’s Princess Anne, Princess Royal, curtseys the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as he arrives at Holyroodhouse September 11. Recognition: WPA pool/Getty Images

In April last year, Philip was temporarily buried in the Royal Vault.

His body is now being transferred to accompany Queen Elizabeth II at the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

The chapel is the current resting place of the Queen’s father, King George VI, the Queen Mother and the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret.

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James Brien

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