Shaw Farm Gate to Windsor Castle
The state hearse will join the procession, which will have been formed up and in position, at Shaw Farm Gate before travelling to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The procession will follow the route of Albert Road, Long Walk, Cambridge Gate, Cambridge Drive, George IV Gate, Quadrangle (south and west sides), Engine Court, Norman Arch, Chapel Hill, Parade Ground and Horseshoe Cloister Arch. Just before 4pm, the procession will halt at the bottom of the West Steps of St George’s Chapel in Horseshoe Cloister. Here, the bearer party will carry the coffin in procession up the steps into the chapel. The Queen will be interred during a private burial at King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Shaw Farm Gate
Shaw Farm is a farm on the royal estate at Windsor. Originally a home farm for Windsor Castle by the early 19th-century it came into the ownershsip of Princess Augusta Sophia. Upon her death in 1840 it was purchased by the Crown Estate. In 1851 the tenant farmer was evicted and the tenancy taken over by Albert, Prince Consort
There will be very many people who will want to acknowledge the remarkable work of Queen Elizabeth II and pay their respects.
During this period of national mourning, the Royal Parks, in particular St. James’s Park, Green Park and Hyde Park, will provide the backdrop for key stages of the funeral procession and will be an important location for visitors travelling to London.
The Royal Parks will work alongside the Royal Household, HM Government, The Mayor of London and London’s emergency and transport services to ensure visitors can get to the parks safely.