How to watch and listen to Queen Elizabeth's state funeral in Canada
The federal government announced a holiday on Sept. 19 to mark the funeral
The funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, who died on Sept. 8 after 70 years on the throne, will be held on Monday, Sept. 19.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. local time in London, or 6 a.m. ET.
You can watch live coverage starting at 5 a.m. ET on Monday on CBC TV, CBC News Network, CBC Gem, CBCNews.ca and the CBC News app. At noon ET, the broadcast will turn to Ottawa for a national commemorative ceremony. CBC News Network will rebroadcast the funeral at 7 p.m. ET.
CBC Radio One's live funeral coverage will start at 5:30 a.m. ET, which will also be available on the CBC Listen app.
"We will carry out our duty over the coming days with the heaviest of hearts, but also with the firmest of resolve to ensure a fitting farewell to one of the defining figures of our times," said the Earl Marshal, Edward Fitzalan-Howard, the Duke of Norfolk.
Here is how the funeral on Monday will unfold:
The lying in state ends at 6:30 a.m. local time, or 1:30 a.m. ET.
Two hours later, members of the Royal Family will arrive at Westminster Hall and the coffin will be placed on a gun carriage. Approximately eight minutes later, the procession is expected to arrive at the west gate of Westminster Abbey, where the Queen's coffin will be lifted from the gun carriage and carried in the Abbey for the service.
Two minutes of silence in the U.K.
The hour-long service, which will be the first funeral for a monarch held at Westminster Abbey since King George II's in 1760, will begin at 6 a.m. ET. The service will be conducted by Anglican priest David Hoyle, the Dean of Westminster.
Toward the end of the service, at about 6:55 a.m. ET, two minutes of silence will be observed in the Abbey and throughout the United Kingdom. God Save the King will bring the service to a close.
Elizabeth's coffin will then be transported through the historic heart of London from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch near Buckingham Palace on a horse-drawn gun carriage, with Charles and other Royal Family members walking behind. From there, the coffin will be driven in the state hearse to Windsor for a committal service at St. George's Chapel near Windsor Castle, where the coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault and the Sovereign's Piper will play a lament.
The Queen will ultimately be interred with her late husband, Prince Philip, who died last year.
The state funeral is to be attended by some 2,000 guests, including visiting heads of state and other dignitaries. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General Mary Simon will be among them.
Also attending, according to Buckingham Palace, will be about 200 people recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours earlier this year for "extraordinary contributions to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic" or for volunteering in their local communities.
CBC News chief correspondent and The National host Adrienne Arsenault and Morning Live host Heather Hiscox lead live coverage of the funeral in London on CBC TV, CBC News Network, CBC Gem and CBCNews.ca.
The Current host Matt Galloway in London and World Report host Marcia Young in Toronto will lead CBC Radio One's coverage, also available on the CBC Listen app.
With files from Reuters