The Queen’s coffin has arrived at the Royal Residence in Edinburgh after a six-hour journey from Balmoral.
The coffin remained in the Throne Room of the Palace of Holyroodhouse overnight, where staff were able to pay their last respects.
Here’s a day-to-day account of what happens next, leading up to and including the Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19.
monday september 12
King Charles III and the Queen Consort are due to visit Westminster Hall in London where both Houses of Parliament will express their condolences to the new monarch.
Later on Monday, Charles and Camilla will fly to Edinburgh where they will attend a key ceremony and the King will inspect the honor guard.
Charles will then lead the Royal Family in procession as the Queen’s coffin is carried from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to nearby St. Giles Cathedral for a service of thanksgiving.
Members of the public will be able to view the coffin at the cathedral and pay their respects from 5 p.m. for a 24-hour period.
The King will then hold audiences with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Alison Johnstone, Speaker of the Scottish Parliament.
Later in the evening, the king and other members of the royal family will hold a vigil at the cathedral in honor of their mother.
tuesday september 13
The King and Queen Consort are due to fly to Northern Ireland on Tuesday to visit Hillsborough Castle, where they will view an exhibition about the late Queen’s long association with the province.
The King will then meet Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris and party leaders, and receive a message of condolence led by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
After a short reception in Hillsborough, the King and Queen consort will proceed to St. Anne’s Cathedral for a service of prayer and reflection. Ahead of the event, Charles will meet leaders from all of Northern Ireland’s major religions and then later the royal couple will return to London.
Meanwhile, the Queen’s coffin is expected to be flown to London and laid to rest at Buckingham Palace.
A rehearsal for the coffin procession from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster is also expected to take place.
Details of the in-state queue route will be provided late Tuesday, September 13.
Wednesday September 14
In tribute to his late mother, the King will lead Wednesday’s procession behind the gun carriage carrying her coffin to Westminster Hall, where the Queen’s lie will begin ahead of the state funeral on September 19.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a short service after the coffin arrives.
Those who wish to pay their respects will be able to file solemnly in front of the Queen’s coffin 24 hours a day from 5 p.m. on Wednesday September 14 until 6.30 a.m. on the day of the funeral – Monday September 19.
Senior royals are also expected to pay their own moving tributes, standing guard at some point around the coffin – the tradition known as the Princes’ Vigil.
Thursday September 15
The lying in the state continues and a rehearsal is likely to take place for the state funeral procession.
friday september 16
The king and queen consort are expected to travel to Wales while remaining in the state.
Saturday September 17 – Sunday September 18
The lying in state continues and heads of state will start arriving for the funeral.
monday september 19
There will be a national public holiday to allow as many people as possible to watch the Queen’s funeral.
Conditioning will continue until 6:30 a.m.
The coffin will be carried in a grand military procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral.
Senior members of the family are expected to follow – just as they did for the funerals of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The military will line the streets and also join the procession.
Heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, members of the European royal family and figures in public life will be invited to gather in the abbey, which can accommodate 2,000 worshippers.
The service will be televised and a nationwide two-minute silence is expected to take place.
After the service, the coffin will be taken in a procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington’s Arch and then on to Windsor.
Once there, the hearse will proceed in procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle via the Long Walk, after which a televised burial service will take place in St George’s Chapel.
Later in the evening there will be a private burial service with senior members of the Royal Family.
The Queen’s final resting place will be the King George VI Memorial Chapel, an annex to the main chapel – where her mother and father were buried, along with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.
Philip’s coffin will move from the Royal Vault to the Memorial Chapel to join that of the Queen.