Later Wednesday, the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will leave from Buckingham Palace to the British Parliament.
King Charles III is due to be joined in the coffin procession by his two sons, Princes William and Harry. The procession will leave the palace immediately after lunch (14:22 GMT) and arrive around 15:00 GMT to the Great Hall (Westminster Hall), the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament, where the casket will remain for four days. The King will also be joined, on foot behind the casket, by his brothers Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward. While Camilla, Queen Consort, Princess of Wales, Countess of Wessex and Duchess of Sussex will drive to the hall. The Archbishop of Canterbury will deliver a short homily lasting about 20 minutes. On Wednesday, the Queen’s locked coffin will rest on a raised platform, known as a catavalk, beneath the medieval hall’s wooden ceiling in the 11th century. Each corner of the platform will be guarded by royal soldiers responsible for serving the royal family. Arriving at Westminster Hall, he will be covered with the Imperial Crown, the Bowl, and the Mace.
Mourners of the general public have already begun queuing for the Queen’s reception in Westminster Hall. Citizens will be allowed to view the casket from 1700 GMT on Wednesday until 06:30 GMT on Monday 19 September. The morning scheduled for the Queen’s funeral. The government has set a stopping line for the crowds who will line up to see the Queen in Westminster Hall. The line will start from the Albert Embankment near Lambeth Bridge and can run all the way to Southic Park in southeast London. Security and inspection as soon as they reach the front of the queue, similar to those at airports, before entering Parliament.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrived in the capital, London, from Scotland, on Tuesday evening, in preparation for the funeral ceremony.
Thousands of citizens lined the streets for the funeral of the body as it was being transported from the airport to Westminster.
The coffin was taken to Buckingham Palace, where it was received by King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, and other members of the royal family.
The coffin had left, on Tuesday, the Scottish capital Edinburgh airport, while citizens lined the streets of the city, to say goodbye.
Citizens continued to leave the coffin, carried on a funeral car, on its way to the airport.
The coffin was placed on the plane in front of the honor guard of the Royal Legion of Scotland on its way to London.
Citizens bid farewell to the coffin with applause as it was carried from St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, where the body had been lying since Monday.
Citizens queued for hours to have the opportunity to bid farewell to the Queen’s body, as thousands flocked to the site since the evening hours.
The Scottish government said more than 26,000 people took part in the funeral procession at the airport.
Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon was among a gathering of citizens, who attended a prayer service for the Queen’s funeral at St Giles Cathedral.
A guard of honor and royal archers lined the street leading to the cathedral before exhuming the coffin.
Bethany Walker, 21, says she came right after the end of her night shift to queue and say goodbye to the Queen.
She added, “It is a historical event, and I want to be present, to follow it, it will be part of the history books.”
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