What Time is Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral? Schedule and How to Watch Live

It has been estimated that as many as four billion people around the world could tune in to watch Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

The sovereign, who passed away on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, will be laid to rest on Monday, September 19, following 10 days of mourning being observed across the U.K.

Up until 6:30 a.m. BST (1:30 a.m. EST) on Monday, hundreds of thousands of mourners—including such celebrities as David Beckham—were able to personally pay their respects during the Queen's lying-in-state at London's Westminster Hall.

With the monarch's funeral being one of the biggest single events in the U.K. since World War II, it will come as little surprise that the ceremony has been intricately planned to the minute to ensure proceedings run smoothly.

How to watch Queen Elizabeth II's funeral
Queen Elizabeth II is pictured on December 10, 2014, in London, England. The monarch will be laid to rest on September 19, 2022. Her coffin is pictured inset being carried into The Palace of Westminster by guardsmen from The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards during the procession for the lying in state of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022, in London, England. JOHN STILLWELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images;/Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral Schedule

The Queen's coffin will be placed on a 123-year-old gun carriage—the same one that was used for the funerals of her her father George VI, grandfather George V, and great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria.

As 98 Royal Navy sailors tow the carriage, King Charles III, his sons, princes William and Harry; Princess Anne, and Prince Edward will be among those who will walk behind the coffin in a procession that will leave Westminster Hall at 10:44 a.m.

The procession is scheduled arrive at the west gate of Westminster Abbey at 10.52 a.m., ahead of the ceremony, which will begin at 11:00 a.m. BST, and will be attended by some 2,000 guests.

A host of world leaders—including President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, New Zealand's leader Jacinda Ardern, and Australia's Anthony Albanese—will be among the earlier arrivals at the funeral.

New U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss will speak at the ceremony, where a sermon will be given by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Toward the conclusion of the ceremony, at 11:55 a.m. local time, the Last Post will sound and the nation will fall silent for two minutes.

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Lady Usher of the Black Rod, Sarah Clarke arrives to pay her respects at 06:29am after the final members of the public paid their respects, passing the coffin of Queen Elizabeth inside Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London on September 19, 2022. YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

At 12:15 p.m. BST, the Queen's coffin will be transported through central London in a mile-long procession, with the royal family, again, following on foot. The procession will come to an end at Wellington Arch at 1:00 p.m., where the coffin will be moved into the state hearse.

The Queen's coffin will then travel the 25 miles to Windsor, where shortly after 3:00 p.m., it will go down Windsor Castle's Long Walk. At 4:00 p.m., it it will enter St. George's Chapel for a final committal service.

Later that evening, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a private burial for the royal family. The Queen will be tried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside her husband Prince Philip, who passed away in April 2021.

How to Watch Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral

It has been reported that there will be 213 full HD cameras are hand to capture the proceedings at Westminster Hall, Westminster Abbey and St. George's Chapel.

Viewers in the U.S. will be able to tune in for the proceedings, with a host of networks broadcasting live from London.

BBC America will start its broadcast early, providing live and uninterrupted coverage of the funeral from 4 a.m. ET on Monday.

From 5:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., ABC will be broadcasting the funeral live, with a team including World News Tonight anchor David Muir, 20/20 co-anchor Amy Robach, ABC News' chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell, senior national affairs correspondent Deborah Roberts, and foreign correspondent James Longman.

The broadcaster's affiliate news service, ABC NewsOne, will also provide live reporting from London.

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Lady usher of the Black Rod, Sarah Clarke arrives to pay her respects at 06:29am after the final members of the public paid their respects pay their respects, passing the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, Lying-in-State inside Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London on September 19, 2022. YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

On CBS, CBS Mornings co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell lead CBS News Special Report live from London, with the coverage airing on the network and streaming on the CBS News Streaming Network.

Additionally, it will be comprehensively covered by CBS News, CBS News Radio, CBS Newspath, and CBSNews.com.

CNN will be providing live coverage from London beginning at 5 a.m. ET, with anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett in the English capital. Among the team on the ground will be Christiane Amanpour, Max Foster, and Richard Quest.

Viewers can also watch the news network's live stream on its global digital platforms, including CNN.com and its app, without having to provide a cable log-in. The coverage will be streamed between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m.

C-SPAN's entities, including C-SPAN.org, C-SPAN Radio, and C-SPAN Now will be covering the events live from 5:30 a.m. ET.

Meanwhile, Fox News Channel will be providing live coverage from 4 a.m. ET.