Details of the committal for Queen Elizabeth II, the final part of her funeral, have been released.
The service will be intimate compared to the full funeral service held at Westminster Abbey earlier today.
The Committal Service will feature the ceremonial breaking of the staff of office.
The service also ends with a rendition of the national anthem and will begin from
What happens in the service?
The service will be led by the Dean of Windsor, with prayers said by the Rector of Sandringham, the Minister of Crathie Kirk and the Chaplain of Windsor Great Park.
The choir of St George’s Chapel will sing during the service.
Before the final anthem, the Imperial State Crown, Orb and Scepter will be removed from Her Majesty the Queen’s casket and placed on the altar.
At the end of the final anthem, the King will place The Queen’s Company Camp Color of the Grenadier Guards on Her Majesty’s coffin. At the same time, the Lord Chamberlain will “break” his wand and place it on the coffin.
As the Queen’s coffin is lowered into the Royal Vault, the Dean of Windsor will say a hymn and eulogy before the Garter King of Arms pronounces Her Majesty’s styles and titles.
The Sovereign’s Piper will play a lament and the Archbishop of Canterbury will pronounce the benediction. The national anthem will be sung at the end of the service.
Full service order
- All stand as the coffin passes through the west door and moves in procession to the Quire as the choir sings
- Psalm 121
- The Departed’s Russian contact
- The bidding
- The anthem
- The reading
- The prayers
- The Lord’s Prayer
- The motet
- The second anthem
- The Psalm – 103. 13-17
- Styles and Titles of Queen Elizabeth II
- The blessing
- The national anthem
All remain standing as The King and The Queen Consort, preceded by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York and accompanied by the Dean of Windsor, move to the Galilee Porch.
At the Galilee Porch the Archbishop of York, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Windsor take their leave.
Other members of the Royal Family, escorted by the Canons of Windsor, move to the Galilee Porch, where the Canons, the Archbishop of York, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Windsor take their leave. Members of foreign royal families, governors-general and governors-general. The Prime Ministers of the Kingdom, escorted by Gentlemen Ushers, move to the West Doors.
The Choir and Succentor leave the Quire via the Organ Screen. The clergy leave through the North Quire Gate.
The assembly sits. His Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honorable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and The King’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard move via Center Aisle, North Nave Aisle and North Quire Aisle to the Abbey.
The congregation will be asked by the stewards and ushers to leave the chapel.
The full order of events at St George’s Chapel can be viewed online at the official event website Royal family.