When Will Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral Be Held? The Details of a Once in a Lifetime Event

how to watch the queen's funeral in australia

At the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 9, 2022. She was the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Over the next week, the Queen’s body will be transported from Balmoral back to Buckingham Palace, before moving to Westminster Hall. There, the royal family and dignitaries will offer their goodbyes, before the doors open to the masses.

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The official state funeral will then be held at Westminster Abbey. According to the BBC, this funeral will be held at 11:00 AM British Standard Time on September 19, 2022.

The coffin will be transported in an official procession from Westminster Hall to the abbey, and there will be two minutes’ silence to mark the occasion.

It’s expected that the Archbishop of Canterbury — the senior bishop of the Church of England — will lead the funeral service.

The funeral will of course be broadcast live in Australia, but on which channel has yet to be announced. As a state funeral, though, it’s very likely that it will air on ABC.

In fact, ABC has suspended all regular TV and radio in the wake of Her Majesty’s death, and will screen special programming to reflect on her life in the coming days.

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When Is the Queen’s Funeral?

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022, at 11:00 AM British Standard Time, which is Monday night in Australia.

If you live in Tassie, NSW, the ACT, Queensland, or Victoria, the start time will be 8.00pm. In South Australia and the Northern Territory it’s 7.30pm. Meanwhile, in Western Australia, this funeral is going to begin at 6.00pm.

Where Will the Queen Be Buried?

After the Queen’s funeral, her coffin will be taken to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where she will be laid to rest, likely next to her father, King George VI.

Will the Queen Be Buried With Prince Philip?

After his death in 2021, Prince Philip was also laid to rest at St George’s Chapel, so the Queen will be reunited with her late husband, as well.

Will the Queen’s Funeral Be Broadcast Live?

Yes. The ABC has confirmed that they will broadcast Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral live on the Monday night.

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How to Watch the Queen’s Funeral in Australia

The funeral will be broadcast live in Australia on Monday night at 8pm AEST on the ABC News channel.

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