In the early hours of this morning members of Armed forces came together in Central London for a full dress rehearsal of Her Majesty the Queen’s Funeral.

The 3am rehearsal took place in Wellington Barracks, moved to Buckingham Palace and then proceeded round the route to Westminster.

Soldiers form up as a part of a dress rehearsal during Operation London Bridge. Photographer: Sgt Donald C Todd (RLC) – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19th September at 1100hrs BST. Prior to the State Funeral, The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall for four days, to allow the public to pay their respects.

This afternoon (Wednesday 14th September), the Queen’s Coffin will be borne in Procession on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, where The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall until the morning of the State Funeral.

At 0300 hrs today Tri-Service personnel took part in a full dress rehearsal in London District in preparation for the final actions of Op LONDON BRIDGE. Photographer: Sgt Donald C Todd (RLC) – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

The Procession will travel via Queen’s Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard. After the Coffin arrives at Westminster Hall, The Archbishop of Canterbury will conduct a short service assisted by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, and attended by The King and Members of the Royal Family, after which the Lying-in-State will begin.

During the Lying-in-State, members of the public have the opportunity to visit Westminster Hall to pay their respects to The Queen. On the morning of Monday 19th September, the Lying-in-State will end and the Coffin will be taken in Procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where the State Funeral Service will take place.

Sailors and Soldiers from the Royal Navy and The British Army form up as a part of a dress rehearsal during Operation London Bridge. Photographer: Corporal Paul Watson – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

Following the State Funeral, the Coffin will travel in Procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From Wellington Arch, the Coffin will travel to Windsor and once there, the State Hearse will travel in Procession to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle via the Long Walk. A Committal Service will then take place in St George’s Chapel.

Pictured is the Tilt Yard of Horseguards. At 0300 hrs today Tri-Service personnel took part in a full dress rehearsal in London District in preparation for the final actions of Op LONDON BRIDGE. Photographer: Corporal Rebecca Brown – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

Main photo: Photographer: Sgt Donald C Todd (RLC) UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

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