World mourns Queen Elizabeth II as funeral services held
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest after her state funeral, procession and committal service on Monday.
Below is the timeline of events on Monday for Britain’s longest-serving monarch:
5:44 a.m. (EST) - A procession carries the Queen’s coffin from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey.
5:57 a.m. - Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives outside Westminster Abbey for state funeral service.
6 a.m. - Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral service began at Westminster Abbey. As coffin enters, 2,000 mourners stand. Royalty, heads of state and world dignitaries are in attendance for the United Kingdom’s first state funeral since the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. President Biden and the First Lady are among the world leaders in attendance. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said in his sermon that “few leaders receive the outpouring of love we have seen” for Elizabeth.
7 a.m. - A two-minute national moment of since was observed throughout the United Kingdom.
7:06 a.m. - UK national anthem, piper’s lament brings Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral service to an end.
7:21 a.m. - Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin leaves Westminster Abbey to start a procession from central London to Windsor Castle.
8:40 a.m. - A hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin sets off from London’s Wellington Arch on its way to Windsor Castle.
9:37 a.m. - U.S. President Joe Biden has left London following the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
10:58 a.m. - State hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives at Windsor Castle, her final resting place.
11:16 a.m. - A service for Queen Elizabeth II begins at Windsor Castle hours before she’s interred next to late husband Prince Philip. King Charles III and members of the royal family will be in attendance. A private burial will take place later in the evening.
11:52 a.m. - Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is lowered into the royal vault at Windsor Castle at St George’s Chapel.
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