Officials have started to release details of the Queen's funeral.

It will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19, at 11am.

The day has been declared a public bank holiday.

The Queen’s coffin – which is lying in the ballroom at Balmoral Castle – will be taken by road to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Sunday, September 11, then on a six-hour journey to London by hearse.

Her coffin will be taken to Westminster Hall and will be draped in the Royal Standard flag topped with the Imperial State Crown, orb and sceptre.

The Queen will lie in state for “four clear days” in Westminster Hall, from Wednesday September 14 until 6.30am on the morning of her funeral, according to a senior palace official.

Schools will close on the day of the funeral which is set to give thousands of youngsters the chance to watch the televised service and pay their respects.

Thousands of people will be able to file past to see the late monarch’s coffin – and further details of how the public can attend will be announced in the coming days.

A spokesman for the King said the monarch’s main focus will be leading the royal family and nation in mourning over the coming days.

The spokesman said: “Whilst, in the next few days, the King will carry out all the necessary state duties, his main focus will be leading the Royal Family, the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth in mourning Her Majesty The Queen.

"This will include meeting members of the public, to share in their grief,” the spokesman said.

The Earl Marshal, who has overall responsibility for delivering the funeral, said it would be chance to repay a heartfelt debt by carrying out the Queen’s last wishes.

The last member of the Royal Family to lie in state in the hall was the Queen Mother in 2002, when more than 200,000 people queued to pass her coffin.