Residents are invited to watch the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen in Bond Square on Monday, 19 September.
Bracknell Forest Council has arranged for live coverage to be shown in the town centre, to give residents and visitors the opportunity to watch the historic moment and reflect collectively as a community.
On the morning of Monday, 19 September, the Lying-in-State of The Queen will end, and the coffin will be taken in procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where the State Funeral Service will take place.
Following the state funeral, the coffin will travel in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From Wellington Arch, the coffin will travel to Windsor and once there, the state hearse will travel in procession to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle via the Long Walk. A committal service will then take place in St George's Chapel.
Live coverage of the state funeral and procession to Windsor will be shown in Bond Square, where the local proclamation of the new King also took place on Sunday, 11 September.
Residents are invited to assemble in Bond Square from 10.15am ahead of the funeral starting at 11am. Seating will be available on a first come first served basis, and a dedicated area for people with disabilities will also be available. Guests are advised that photography and/or videography will be taking place at the event and members of the media may be present. Any guest who does not wish to be included should make themselves known to a member of staff.
Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest, Cllr Ankur Shiv Bhandari, said:
“Our borough had a special relationship with Her Majesty The Queen and we know many local residents will want to pay their respects and mark the occasion of her funeral on Monday.
“While we are close to Windsor, and residents may wish to be there for the funeral and procession, we know that some people will want the opportunity to do something much more locally, which is why we have organised the opportunity for people to watch the state funeral in Bond Square.
“All local residents and visitors are welcome to attend on Monday to watch this historic moment and reflect collectively as a community.”
The following venues will also be screening coverage of the funeral:
- Crowthorne Baptist Church, 144 High Street, Crowthorne, RG45 7AT
- St Michael and St Mary's Magdalene Church, Crowthorne Road, Easthampstead, RG12 7ER, from 10am
- South Hill Park