Official mourning for, the U.K.’s longest-reigning monarch, culminates Monday morning with her in Westminster Abbey in London. The guest list for the service includes around , including about 100 heads of state — President Biden among them — and after years of planning, an is being put to the test.
Queen Elizabeth, at the age of 96, as her family gathered to be by her side at Balmoral Castle, her country estate in Scotland. Her eldest son, now , has , the nation and the world in honoring her legacy and ushering in a new era that is likely to present growing challenges for .
Monday’s service will be broadcast live, with CBS News coverage beginning at 5:30 a.m. ET, anchored by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King.
The Very Reverend Dr. David Hoyle, 39th Dean of Westminster Abbey, who will be officiating at the funeral,, “I think you can be absolutely certain that some of the things the queen had hoped we would say will be part of the service.”
The queen’s funeral was preceded by days of carefully choreographed public events, including afrom Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday. Countless admirers , waiting all day and night for a chance to file past the queen’s coffin during her four days of .
Following Monday’s service, the queen’s coffin will be taken in a walking procession to Hyde Park, and then by hearse to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, where her late husband, Prince Philip, and her sister, Princess Margaret, are also interred.
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