Elizabeth: The Queen Mother|
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Ceremonial procession last Friday
(Time in London is five hours ahead of EST)
1 a.m. EST
Westminster Hall, where the body of the Queen Mother is lying in state, closes to the public.
4:10 a.m. EST
The military party that will line the route leaves Wellington Barracks for Deans Yard near the abbey.
4:45 a.m. EST
The first of the 2,100-strong congregation arrives.
5:30 a.m. EST
Queen Mother's grandsons stand vigil beside her coffin
The general congregation is seated.
5:35 a.m. EST
Representatives from the British navy, army and air force take their positions lining the pathway to the abbey while foreign heads of state, national representatives, governors-general and others arrive.
5:40 a.m. EST
The Irish Guards bearer party, which will carry the coffin, arrives at Westminster Hall.
5:50 a.m. EST
A guard of honour is formed in Parliament Square. Members of the Royal Family walking in the funeral procession arrive.
6:00 a.m. EST
Prince Charles pays tribute to his grandmother on Monday
The Royal Family moves to the north east corner of the catafalque where the Queen Mother's coffin rests.
6:07 a.m. EST
Visiting clergy who are taking part in the funeral service walk up the centre aisle of the abbey.
6:10 a.m. EST
The bearer party lifts the coffin from the catafalque and carries it to the gun carriage outside.
6:12 a.m. EST
The Queen leaves for the abbey from Buckingham Palace.
6:18 a.m. EST
The royal procession along the abbey's centre aisle begins.
6:30 a.m. EST
The coffin arrives and the service begins. Leading up to the service the abbey’s bell will ring every minute for 101 minutes, once for every year the Queen Mother was alive.
The church service will start with the abbey choir singing St. John 11:25 and 26. The choirs of Westminster Abbey and the Chapels Royal will also sing throughout the service. The Archbishop of York will read the first lesson from Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 and the abbey choir will sing Psalm 121. Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor will do the second reading, Revelation 7:9-17. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, will introduce an interdenominational element to the service. Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey will deliver the sermon. Prayers during the service will include The Lord's Prayer and a prayer from the Book of Common Order of the Church of Scotland.
7:25 a.m. EST
The service concludes, ending with God Save the Queen. As the coffin and the procession leave the abbey, the organist will play Bach's Prelude and Fugue in E Flat.
7:30 a.m. EST
The coffin is placed in a hearse and taken to St George's Chapel, Windsor.
7:45 a.m. EST
The Queen and Prince Philip return to Buckingham Palace for a Royal Air Force fly-over.
8:50 a.m. EST
The coffin is interred in St George's Chapel, Windsor.
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