‘s coffin was processed via central London on Wednesday from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor, the place the late monarch will lie in state for 4 days till her funeral on Monday.
Members of the general public will be capable to go to the queen’s coffin at Westminster Corridor to pay their respects. Crowds had already gathered early Wednesday morning to view the procession, and a line had begun to type of. The doorways of the traditional corridor on the financial institution of the River Thames have been to open to the general public from 5 p.m. native time.
On particular person within the crowd, Sharon Stapleton, advised CBS Information she had “met numerous fascinating totally different folks you would not meet usually — all introduced collectively and united of their grief for the queen, and enthusiastic about with the ability to undergo and see her mendacity in state.”
“It has been an extended evening. It has been raining, very moist, a bit chilly,” added Stapleton, who mentioned she began ready within the line at 9 p.m. Tuesday evening. “However it’s price each minute of it.”
Probably the most senior members of the royal household took half within the procession — a roughly 40-minute stroll — from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor, together with the brand new monarch King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew. William, Prince of Wales and Harry, Duke of Sussex marched in a row behind the queen’s kids.
The procession included the tolling of the bells of Large Ben, the long-lasting clock tower in Parliament Sq., and a gun salute at Hyde Park close by.
Because the procession handed, the gathered crowd broke out into applause at varied factors alongside the route.
A brief service started after the coffin reached Westminster Corridor, carried out by the Archbishop of Canterbury, which the royal household — together with the Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex — attended.
The coffin rests on a raised platform that might be guarded across the clock for the total four-day mendacity in state interval by members of assorted British navy regiments assigned to royal safety responsibility.