What is the committal service and how is it different to the funeral? | The Sun

ALL eyes are on the Royal Family as they honour the Queen's life and share a time to say goodbye with Brits.

Today's funeral and committal service for Her Majesty will draw the nation's ten days of mourning to a close – but what do the two events represent?

What is the committal service?

The committal service will serve as the final farewell to Her Majesty.

From 1pm around 800 guests will be welcomed inside St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, for the Queen's goodbye.

The service will be led by The Right Reverend David Conner, KCVO, Dean of Windsor.

During the proceedings, the Imperial State Crown, the orb and the sceptre will be lifted from the Queen's coffin by the Crown Jeweller.


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How is the committal different to the funeral?

A committal service is commonly held at the end of a funeral at the graveside.

It is an opportunity for loved ones to say a final goodbye.

The Queen's funeral was held in Westminster Abbey where she got married and was coronated.

Elements of the State Funeral Service and the associated ceremonial arrangements helped pay tribute to the Queen’s reign.

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Who will attend the Queen's committal service?

Members of the Queen’s household, her Windsor estate staff, and members of the Royal Family will be included in the congregation.

Governors General and realm Prime Ministers will also be in attendance.

Many of those who attend the service will not have been at the funeral at Westminster Abbey.

The service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor.

How can I watch the committal service?

Her Majesty's committal will happen at 4pm on Monday, September 19, 2022.

You can watch the events as they unfold on BBC One, BBC Two, ITV and ITV2.

Royal fans can also tune into BBC iPlayer live.

The private service which takes place after the committal will not be aired on TV.

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