Last updated 19 September 2022
Where to watch on the day
The Long Walk
The Procession will take in Albert Road and The Long Walk. There will be no ceremonial move through Windsor town centre.
There will be public viewing areas on The Long Walk, along with:
- water stations, toilets, catering and waste facilities,
- also viewing screens where people will be able to watch the service at Westminster Abbey, prior to the Committal Service.
A number of accessible and disabled viewing areas for the event have been provided at set locations along The Long Walk. These areas will be clearly marked with signage and will be supported by stewards wearing purple high-visibility jackets.
These disabled viewing spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Support will be provided where possible for anyone who cannot access these areas, but this will be limited.
Folding chairs and handheld umbrellas will be permitted, however gazebos and tents are not allowed on The Long Walk to ensure that as many people as possible can attend and see.
On Monday 19 September, please do not bring pets or other animals with you into the viewing areas on the Long Walk. Animals are not permitted in the viewing areas, except guide dogs, hearing dogs and other official assistance dogs.
Please remember to bring suitable footwear as well as clothing for the weather conditions. This might include warm, protective clothing or an umbrella in cold or wet weather, or sunscreen if you might need it.
If the Long Walk becomes full, visitors will be directed to Home Park.
GOV.UK guidance on the Windsor Procession
Please also see the GOV.UK website for details on the Procession to the Committal Service in Windsor and for the map of the Procession viewing areas.
Looking after your health and wellbeing
If you plan to travel into Windsor it's going to be a long day so be prepared.
If you have a condition which is medicated, please ensure you bring enough of your essential medication such as EpiPens, asthma inhalers or other medical equipment you require.
Ensure you stay hydrated and bring snacks. If visiting during the evening, please ensure you dress appropriately for the colder temperatures.
If you feel unwell and need medical advice, some local pharmacies across Windsor that will be open, these are:
- Boots the Chemists, 119 Peascod Street, SL4 1DW
- Fg Saunders & Co, 41 St Leonards Road, SL4 3BP
- Hetpole Pharmacy, 398 Dedworth Road, SL4 4JR
Alternatively you can visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Should you or someone you’re with need help while in Windsor look out for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and St John Ambulance staff and volunteers, and the treatment centres in the Long Walk and Home Park.
If you or another member of the public are in a serious or life threatening situation, call 999 where our expert clinical coordination centre teams can dispatch the nearest ambulance or ambulance team on foot.
People are also welcome to watch from home, as the State Funeral and Committal Service will be broadcast live on television, radio and online. The Committal Service will take place in the precincts of Windsor Castle at St George’s Chapel. There will be no public viewing areas inside the Castle.
Other events and screenings are taking place throughout the UK – so please visit your local council’s website or social media pages to find out what is happening near you.
Check before you travel
There are ongoing changes to travel arrangements into Windsor today (19th). Please check before you travel. See the National Rail website for further travel advice.
If you’re planning to come to Windsor, please expect significant travel delays, use public transport if possible, and if driving then make sure you know where you’re going to park before setting off early.
Rail operators will be providing extra passenger capacity on services to and from Windsor. Please check before you travel as these may be subject to delays.
Temporary road closures
A number of temporary road closures will be in place on Monday 19 September in order to facilitate the safe running of the day.
Further information relating to times and extent of the closures is available on our temporary road closure page, so please check for regular updates.
In addition, in preparation for the day, there will be a number of road closures in place on Saturday 17 September from midnight until 7am.
All council-owned public car parks, except for Home Park, are currently open but have very limited availability. Visitors are advised to use public transport wherever possible.
All council car parks have provision for accessible parking, but please be advised that spaces in council car parks will be limited and the town centre will be very busy.
From Friday 16 September to Monday 19 September, there will be an additional Park and Walk car park available at the Review Ground Car Park. This is open from 6am until 10pm and will be free on Friday. Parking is £20 per vehicle on Saturday and Sunday payable via the Ringo App.
On Monday, however, parking should be pre-booked.
Access to the Review Ground Car Park is from the A332, SL4 2BD. This park and walk car park is approximately a 20-minute walk from Windsor town centre. Walking routes will be signposted, but the ground may be uneven in parts. On Monday, Blue Badge holders are exempt from charges at the Review Ground Car Park, and a limited number of DDA compliant buggies will be available to transport people with physical and mobility impairment to the designated viewing areas.
Additional parking is available Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September outside of Windsor town centre which is being provided by Windsor Racecourse for those wanting to park and walk into Windsor. Parking is £12, card payment only on arrival. The racecourse is located in Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5EZ. The racecourse is 1.5 miles from Windsor town centre with a 30-minute walk along the River Thames and through Windsor to the designated spectator areas on the Long Walk.
On Monday 19 September parking will be pre-booked only. (Sold out)
If you are visiting Windsor on Sunday 18 September or Monday 19 September to leave a floral tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, please remove any plastic packaging from the flowers and make sure you are aware of the following guidance:
Sunday 18 September until 8.30pm: You can lay flowers at Cambridge Gate on the Long Walk. There is a one-way walking route in place from Windsor town centre and access is via security arches at the entrance to The Long Walk off Kings Road.
After you have laid your flowers, you can leave the Long Walk via Park Street. Those with mobility issues can access The Long Walk via Park Street.
After 8.30pm you will be asked to leave floral tributes in the grass moat area outside Windsor Castle to enable preparations on the Long Walk to continue.
On Monday 19 September there will be no opportunity to leave floral tributes on The Long Walk due to the Committal Service taking place in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
There will be limited opportunities for floral tributes to be laid in an alternative location in central Windsor.
As per Royal Household arrangements, the flowers are brought inside the Castle every evening, and placed on the Castle Chapter grass on the south side of St George’s Chapel and Cambridge Drive. See the Royal Household website for details at https://www.royal.uk/