Queen Elizabeth II moved to Westminster Hall to lie in state

Queen Elizabeth II‘s coffin was processed via central London on Wednesday from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, the place the late monarch will lie in state for 4 days till her funeral on Monday.

Members of the general public will have the ability to go to the queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall to pay their respects. Crowds had already gathered early Wednesday morning to view the procession, and a line had begun to type of folks ready to file previous the queen’s coffin. The doorways of the traditional corridor on the financial institution of the River Thames had been to open to the general public from 5 p.m. native time.

Special Report: Procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin to Westminster to lie in state


On particular person within the crowd, Sharon Stapleton, informed CBS News she had “met numerous fascinating completely different folks you would not meet usually — all introduced collectively and united of their grief for the queen, and enthusiastic about having the ability to undergo and see her mendacity in state.” 

“It’s been an extended evening. It’s been raining, very moist, a bit chilly,” added Stapleton, who stated she began ready within the line at 9 p.m. Tuesday evening. “But it is price each minute of it.” 

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Britain’s King Charles III, at left, William, Prince of Wales, background left, and Prince Harry, at proper, stroll behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II throughout a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in London, September 14, 2022.

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The most senior members of the royal household took half within the procession — a roughly 40-minute stroll — from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, 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.

Princes William and Harry stroll aspect by aspect behind Queen Elizabeth’s coffin — like they did at Diana’s funeral


The procession included the tolling of the bells of Big Ben, the long-lasting clock tower in Parliament Square, and a gun salute at Hyde Park close by.

As 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 Hall, 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 complete four-day mendacity in state interval by members of varied British navy regiments assigned to royal safety obligation.

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