Queen Elizabeth II's funeral to be held on Monday 19 September

Plans for the monarch's lying in state have also been confirmed

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Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on 19th September at 11am, as lying in state details have also been finalised.

The monarch will lie in state for “four clear days” in Westminster Hall from Wednesday September 14, a senior palace official said.

Details for the monarch's funeral have been confirmed.
Details for the monarch's funeral have been confirmed.

It has been confirmed that the day of the state funeral will be a bank holiday for the UK.

The Queen’s coffin – which is lying in the Ballroom at Balmoral Castle – will be taken by road to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Sunday September 11, on a six-hour journey by hearse.

Thousands of people will be able to file past to see the late monarch’s coffin – and further details of how the public can attend will be announced in the coming days.

A spokesman for the King said the monarch’s main focus will be leading the royal family and nation in mourning over the coming days.

“Whilst, in the next few days, the King will carry out all the necessary state duties, his main focus will be leading the Royal Family, the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth in mourning Her Majesty The Queen. This will include meeting members of the public, to share in their grief,” the spokesman said.