: Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral is Monday morning — here’s how to watch
Billions of people worldwide are expected to tune in to watch the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
About 750,000 mourners are expected to pay their respects in London, including about 500 world leaders. On Sunday, authorities closed the public line to view the queen lying in state in Westminster Hall at the Houses of Parliament; for days, hundreds of thousands of people had waited for up to 24 hours in lines stretching for miles through London.
The queen’s casket will be moved early Monday morning to Westminster Abbey for the funeral. About 2,000 people will attend the funeral itself.
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King Charles III said Sunday that the royal family “were moved beyond measure by everyone who took the trouble to come and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my dear mother, the late queen.”
Monday’s services will start at 5 a.m. Eastern, with a procession to transfer the casket to Westminster Abbey. The funeral is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Eastern, and will end just before noon with two minutes of national silence, including a half-house pause in flights to and from Heathrow airport.
Her casket will then travel in a procession to Wellington Arch, and then to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where a committal service will be held.
According to the BBC, the funeral will be covered by 213 HD cameras, and 14 transmission trucks from 10 locations.
The major networks and cable news networks will cover the proceedings, including ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, BBC America, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC and PBS. Most of the telecasts will start at 5:30 a.m. Eastern.
It will also be streamed live on Hulu, as well as on BBC.com, PBS.com and Sky News‘ YouTube page, and broadcast on the radio, on Sirius XM, BBC World Service and NPR.