Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: who travels with whom to Westminster Abbey?

Details have emerged as to which royals will travel together – or separately – to attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Monday.

As with the Queen’s coffin procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will travel by car to Westminster Abbey with Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

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Her car will follow the senior royals, who will walk behind the Queen’s coffin as she is transferred from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey for the funeral service.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will be traveling together. Recognition: Leone Neal/Getty Images

King Charles III will lead the procession on foot, with family members including William, Prince of Wales and Prince Harry following.

The formation will likely be the same as the procession to Westminster Hall for the Queen’s State ceremony.

That means Charles will be walking with siblings Anne, Andrew and Edward.

Prince William, Prince of Wales, King Charles III, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Anne, Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence walk behind the coffin during the procession for the Reclining State of Queen Elizabeth. Recognition: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Behind them are the Queen’s grandsons, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry and Prince William.

They are followed by her son-in-law, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Queen’s cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, and her nephew, Earl of Snowdon.

Catherine, Princess of Wales will once again be traveling in the car with Queen Consort Camilla.

Britain’s Camilla, Queen Consort, left, and Kate, Princess of Wales. Recognition: Daniel Leal/AP

The Queen’s funeral service will end with two minutes’ silence before the Queen’s coffin is returned to a carriage and taken in procession to Wellington Arch in Hyde Park.

The solemn procession will then travel along a specific route from London to Windsor, where the Queen will be buried next to her late husband, Prince Philip, in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

In a statement from Buckingham Palace, King Charles III. and the Royal Family, they wanted to express their “sincere gratitude for the messages of condolence received from around the world,” adding that they were “deeply moved by the global response and display of affection for the Queen as people join them in the loss.” to mourn Her Majesty.”

People lay flowers at a memorial in London’s Green Park on the fifth day of national mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Recognition: Agency Anadolu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The last chance for the public to see the Queen in splendor is early Monday morning when the doors of Westminster Hall close to the public at 6.30am.

Guests will arrive at Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s funeral from 8am local time, with the service beginning at 11am.

The Queen leaves Westminster Hall on a 123-year-old carriage at 10.35am and arrives at Westminster Abbey just after 10.50am.

The Queen’s coffin is taken to Westminster Abbey in a 123-year-old gun wagon pulled by seafarers. (AP PHOTO) Recognition: AP
The spiers of Westminster Abbey church, where Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will take place. file image. Recognition: picture alliance/dpa/Picture Alliance via Getty Images

The sounding of The Last Post takes place at 11:55 am, followed by a two-minute silence.

Over 2000 VIPs are expected to attend the Queen’s funeral, including dignitaries from around the world.

Four billion people worldwide are expected to watch the historic funeral service.

You can follow the funeral live on Channel 7, 7plus and 7NEWS.com.au.

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James Brien

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