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Queen’s funeral: Public to be able to watch funeral on big screens across UK

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The public will be able to watch the Queen’s funeral on Monday on large screens being put up in public parks and venues across the UK.

Around 125 cinemas across the UK will also be screening the events – alongside Sky News and other TV broadcasters.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has said the occasion will be shown in various locations – including Hyde Park in London; Centenary Square in Birmingham; Coleraine Town Hall in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland and Holyrood Park in Edinburgh.

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The list of locations also includes Cathedral Square, Sheffield; Bitts Park, Carlisle; Bedford Corn Exchange; Bradford Cathedral; University Square, Coventry; Northernhay Gardens, Exeter; Sandy Park conference centre, Exeter; Exeter City Football Club; Millennium Square, Leeds; Manchester Cathedral and Old Eldon Square in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Hundreds of thousands of mourners will line the streets from London to Windsor in Berkshire, with more than 10,000 police officers on duty – the largest police presence on record.

People are being advised by the government to “plan ahead and prepare for delays to travel”.

A total of 500 foreign dignitaries will attend the funeral at Westminster Abbey alongside 2,000 guests including politicians, civil servants, some celebrities and many ‘ordinary’ members of the public selected for charitable or community works.

After Monday’s service, the late monarch’s coffin will be driven to Windsor in the state hearse before travelling in procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle via the Long Walk.

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The route the hearse will take from west London to Windsor Castle
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The route the hearse will take from west London to Windsor Castle

At 10.44am, the Queen’s coffin will be moved from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral, which will begin at 11am and be followed by a national two-minute silence at 11.55am.

A public procession will begin at 12.15pm as Her Majesty’s coffin travels from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch in London.

The procession, which will proceed in seven groups and be supported by a service band, will travel along Broad Sanctuary, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, Horse Guards Road, The Mall, Constitution Hill and end at London’s Wellington Arch.

Space dedicated for those with accessibility requirements is available at the Green Park side of The Mall and the St James’s Park side of The Mall.

The Albert Memorial viewing areas will have British Sign Language interpreters and a hearing loop.

Queen Elizabeth II in her carriage during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.

Her Majesty‘s coffin will then be carried from Wellington Arch by the State Hearse to Windsor, where The Queen will be laid to rest.

The hearse is due to arrive in Albert Road and, at 3.10pm, it will travel in procession along Albert Road and the Long Walk before arriving at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle ahead of the committal service, where The Queen will buried next to the Duke of Edinburgh, which is not open to the public.

There are a limited number of public viewing areas on The Long Walk, including a number of viewing spaces for those with accessibility needs, and there will be big screens for people to watch the services and procession from London.

A National Moment of Reflection in the form of a one-minute silence will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September.

Community groups, clubs and other organisations, as well as people at home, and expats across the world, are being encouraged to mark the moment.

Watch and follow the Queen's funeral on TV, web and apps on Monday from 9am
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Watch and follow the Queen’s funeral on TV, web and apps on Monday from 9am

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