Black graphic with EIIR royal emblem.

Maroons to be fired in Tonbridge and West Malling to mark the Two Minute Silence

The Royal Household has published details of the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September at 11am.

A Committal Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, will take place later the same day at 4pm.

On the morning of the State Funeral, the Lying-in-State will end at 6:30am as the final members of the public are admitted.

At 10:44am the Coffin will be borne in Procession on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the State Funeral.

Almost 200 people who were recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours earlier this year will join the congregation, including those who made extraordinary contributions to the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and have volunteered in their local communities.

Towards the end of the Service, at approximately 11:55am, Last Post will sound followed by a Two Minute Silence to be observed in the Abbey, and throughout the United Kingdom. At Tonbridge Castle and Manor Park in West Malling, maroons will be fired to mark the start and end of the silence. 

The National Anthem will bring the State Funeral Service to a close at approximately 12 noon.

The Coffin will be transferred to the State Hearse to travel to Windsor. The Committal Service will begin at 4pm. The National Anthem will be sung at the conclusion of the Service. The Queen is to be buried together with The Duke of Edinburgh.

More information: The State Funeral and Committal Service for Her Majesty The Queen

Published: Friday, 16th September 2022