Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will be held on September 19th and broadcast across Canada.
Two minutes of silence will be observed on Monday across the United Kingdom at the end of Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral. Over 2,000 people from around the world will gather at the Westminister Abby to honour the late Monarch.
Details of the upcoming state funeral have been released, and the proceedings will commence at 10:30 a.m. GMT local time. They will be aired in Canada on Monday, September 19th. The special begins at 4 a.m. ET on CTV, CTV News Channel, CP24, CTVNews.ca, and the CTV and CTV News apps.
Who will be attending?
The Queen's children, grandchildren, and relatives from Royal European families are expected to attend. Some 500 foreign dignitaries and heads of state are also expected to attend, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, Mr. Whit Fraser, and US President Joe Biden.
Among the attendees are almost 200 people honoured by the late Queen for their work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and in sectors including charities, healthcare, and education.
What should we expect?
Edward William Fitzalan-Howard is the official in charge of arrangements. The service will be broadcasted live. Heathrow Airport will be halting all flights for 15 minutes before the 2 minutes of silence to avoid noise disruptions.
After the funeral, Queen Elizabeth II's coffin will be carried from Westminster Abbey to the Wellington Arch near Buckingham Palace on a horse-drawn gun carriage with King Charles III and other royals walking behind.
The Queen's coffin will be driven to Windsor for a committal service at St. George's Chapel near Windsor Castle. The service will be attended by 800 people, including members of the Queen's household and Windsor estate staff.
At the end of the service, the coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault. A private burial service attended by members of the Royal Family will then be held at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where the Queen will be interred with her late husband, Prince Philip.
Where can I watch the Queen's funeral on TV?
Continuing coverage from London will be available for viewing across CTV News, including on CTV NATIONAL NEWS, CTV News Channel, and CP24 from 4 a.m. ET on Monday, September 14th.
Where can I watch the Queen's funeral online?