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Queen Elizabeth’s funeral plans: Here’s what we know

The service will follow a national period of mourning in Britain for the 96-year-old monarch that includes the queen lying in state for the public.

Britain is now in a period of national mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II at 96 on Sept. 8.

Britain's longest-reigning monarch passed away at Balmoral, her summer residence in Scotland, and her casket has since traveled to London where crowds have gathered to pay their respects as she lies in state. Her grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry joined their father and new monarch, King Charles III, on Sept. 14 in walking behind their grandmother's casket during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

Elizabeth's funeral and the following days leading up to it are expected to be an event the likes of which have not been seen in modern times in the United Kingdom, with hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets to pay their respects.

Here is what to know about the historic event.

What date is Queen Elizabeth's funeral?

The queen's funeral ceremony will be held Monday, Sept. 19.

Where is Queen Elizabeth's funeral?

The funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey in London.

Westminster Abbey was also the site of the queen's coronation in 1953 and the place where she married Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years, in 1947. Philip died in 2021 at age 99.

How long will she lie in state?

On Sept. 14, the queen was transported from Scotland, where she died, to London where she will lie in state until the morning of her funeral on Sept. 19. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the streets to pay their respects to the late queen.

A special ceremony accompanied the queen’s casket when it was taken from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster in the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy.

This followed two days of transport for the queen's casket. On Sept. 12, King Charles III led a royal procession transporting his mother’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, the monarch’s official residence in Scotland, to St. Giles’ Cathedral as crowds gathered to pay their respects.

The following day, the queen was transported from St. Giles’ Cathedral to Buckingham Palace where she rested in the Bow Room.

A nationwide moment of silence to remember the queen will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. (3 p.m. ET) ahead of her funeral Monday, Prime Minister Liz Truss’ spokesperson announced.

Where will Queen Elizabeth be buried?

The queen will join her late husband, Prince Philip, in being buried at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Philip was buried there last year following his death.