Plans include ceremonial processions, period of lying in state and King’s formal proclamation
D+0 (Friday 9 September)
Charles III and the Queen Consort arrive in London from Balmoral. The King holds his first audience with the prime minister, Liz Truss. He is also expected to meet the Earl Marshal, the position held by the Duke of Norfolk, who is in charge of the accession and of the state funeral. The carefully choreographed plans include Operation Unicorn, the contingency in the event of the Queen dying in Scotland.
The King will make a televised address to the nation and the Commonwealth, which he will have pre-recorded earlier in the day.
The prime minister and senior government will attend a public service of remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral.