Queen’s coffin arrives at Westminster the place she’s going to relaxation for 4 days earlier than funeral on Monday

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The Queen immediately started her final public responsibility – to lie in state for the nation till Monday – after she accomplished her ultimate and saddest journey to Westminster Corridor from Buckingham Palace accompanied by the bereft Royal Household.

King Charles, his three siblings and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry, had marched behind her coffin within the September sunshine to Parliament watched by lots of of 1000’s of individuals earlier than they handed Her Majesty over to her topics.

From 5pm mourners will have the ability to file previous the coffin to pay their respects to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch with an estimated 1million individuals anticipated to queue for as much as 30 hours to see her earlier than the state funeral on Monday. The queue snaking by way of central London is already greater than two miles lengthy.

Throughout a rare 38 minute march down a packed Mall and right down to Parliament Sq., Her Majesty’s youngsters and grandchildren, led by King Charles III, delivered her to Westminster the place she is laid to relaxation earlier than her funeral subsequent Monday. 

The Queen’s coffin entered Westminster Corridor because the choir of Westminster Abbey and the choir of His Majesty’s Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, sang Psalm 139. The Archbishop of Canterbury then learn the opening prayer, which the King led the royals in reciting. The household stood silently for the quick service that the late monarch had put along with the Church of England earlier than she died aged 96.

Cries of ‘God save the King’ may very well be heard because the King and the Queen Consort left Westminster Corridor as Massive Ben rang out at 3.30pm. Royal {couples} left the constructing facet by facet, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex holding palms and the Princess of Wales rubbing her husband’s arm reassuringly.

At 2.22pm immediately Her Majesty was carried down The Mall on a gun carriage – a practice relationship again to the demise of her great-grandmother Queen Victoria in 1901 – as her youngsters, grandchildren and different senior royals marched behind in time to a funeral march.

The Queen arrived at Westminster Corridor at 3pm – the place she was positioned on a catafalque – a raised platform, along with her crown, orb and sceptre on prime. The monarch will lie in state there for 4 days and 5 nights. 

William and Harry once more put aside their feud and stood subsequent to one another as they accompanied their beloved grandmother to Parliament. Their wives travelled individually in vehicles. In the course of the service, the senior royals stood in formation going through the coffin on its purple-covered catafalque, which was flanked with a tall, yellow flickering candle at every nook of the extensive scarlet platform.

The King and Queen Consort stood collectively a metre or so aside, with the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence behind them, then the Duke of York alone, and within the subsequent row the Earl and Countess of Wessex. Behind them have been the Prince and Princess of Wales, with the Duke of Sussex behind William, and the Duchess of Sussex straight behind Kate. The Cross of Westminster was positioned on the head of the coffin.

When the Queen arrived, Charles, William and Anne saluted. Harry and Prince Andrew – barred from carrying army uniform – bowed their head as a substitute.  The Princess of Wales was carrying the Diamond and Pearl Leaf Brooch which belonged to the Queen.

Meghan and Harry left holding palms whereas the Princess of Wales rubbed her husband’s arm reassuringly as walked from Westminster Corridor. 

Her Majesty has been handed to Britain by the King to lie in state till Monday

The Queen's coffin entered Westminster Hall as the choir of Westminster Abbey and the choir of His Majesty's Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, sang Psalm 139 (pictured)

The Queen’s coffin entered Westminster Corridor because the choir of Westminster Abbey and the choir of His Majesty’s Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, sang Psalm 139 (pictured)

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, follow the Queen's coffin into Westminster Hall

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, comply with the Queen’s coffin into Westminster Corridor

The King, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Camilla, Queen Consort, Sir Timothy Laurence, Mr Peter Phillips, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Beatrice and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent are seen inside the Palace of Westminster for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth

The King and his Queen Consort led the Royal Household into Westminster Corridor

Prince William stood subsequent to his spouse Kate, with Harry and Meghan, the Sussexes, behind them

Prince Harry brushes his hands across his eyes alongside his wife

Prince Harry brushes his palms throughout his eyes alongside his spouse

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, curtseys and her husband bows as they look at the Queen's casket

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, curtseys and her husband bows as they take a look at the Queen’s casket

Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace for her lying in state

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Westminster Corridor from Buckingham Palace for her mendacity in state

The coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II, with her crown on top, rests in Westminster Hall on Wednesday evening

The coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II, along with her crown on prime, rests in Westminster Corridor

24 hours a day, for the next four days and five nights, the public will be able to view the Queen's casket and her crown

24 hours a day, for the following 4 days and 5 nights, the general public will have the ability to view the Queen’s casket and her crown 

The Queen is placed in Westminster Hall to lie in state for the nation to pay their respects

The Queen is positioned in Westminster Corridor to lie in state for the nation to pay their respects 

The King closes his eyes in prayer during a short service in Westminster Hall

The King closes his eyes in prayer throughout a brief service in Westminster Corridor

Harry, William, Edward, Meghan and Kate bow their heads in prayer

Harry, William, Edward, Meghan and Kate bow their heads in prayer

Kate and Meghan stood close to each other, as did their feuding husbands

Kate and Meghan stood close to each other, as did their feuding husbands

Kate and Meghan stood shut to one another, as did their feuding husbands 

James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor pay their respects to the Queen

James, Viscount Severn and Girl Louise Windsor pay their respects to the Queen

Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister Liz Truss file past Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

Sir Keir Starmer, Chief of the Labour Occasion and Prime Minister Liz Truss file previous Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

Camilla, Kate, Sophie and Meghan watch as the Queen's coffin is carried into her resting place for the next four days at Westminster Hall

Camilla, Kate, Sophie and Meghan watch because the Queen’s coffin is carried into her resting place for the following 4 days

A sombre Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stands during the service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury

A sombre Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stands through the service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Prince Harry looks at the ancient roof alongside Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as they stand in Westminster Hall after participating in the procession of the coffin

Prince Harry appears to be like on the historical roof alongside Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as they stand in Westminster Corridor after collaborating within the procession of the coffin

Harry and Meghan held hands as they followed William and Kate from the Hall

Harry and Meghan held palms as they adopted William and Kate from the Corridor

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales reassure one another as they leave after a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at Westminster Hall

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Britain’s Prince William, Prince of Wales reassure each other as they go away after a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin at Westminster Corridor

Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Beatrice looked thoughtful

Lady Louise Windsor

Princess Beatrice seemed considerate, as did Girl Louise Windsor and her youthful brother James Siscount Severn

James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor, who appeared to wipe away a tear

James, Viscount Severn and Girl Louise Windsor, who appeared to wipe away a tear

The Queen arrives at Westminster Hall, built almost 1,000 years ago and where previous monarchs also lay in state

The Queen arrives at Westminster Corridor, constructed virtually 1,000 years in the past and the place earlier monarchs additionally lay in state

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Hall watched by her bereft family today

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Corridor watched by her bereft household immediately

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Hall

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Corridor

The Archbishop of Canterbury leads prayers for the late monarch in a short service she designed

The Archbishop of Canterbury leads prayers for the late monarch in a brief service she designed

Britain's King Charles III, Britain's Prince William, Britain's Princess Anne, salute the coffin. Prince Harry and Prince Andrew - no longer frontline royals, did not, bowing instead

Britain’s King Charles III, Britain’s Prince William, Britain’s Princess Anne, salute the coffin. Prince Harry and Prince Andrew – now not frontline royals, didn’t, bowing as a substitute

King Charles III, the Princess Royal and the Prince of Wales, salute as the bearer party carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II into Westminster Hall

King Charles III, the Princess Royal and the Prince of Wales, salute because the bearer occasion carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II into Westminster Corridor

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York watch as pallbearers from The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards prepare to carry the coffin

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York watch as pallbearers from The Queen’s Firm, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards put together to hold the coffin

Her coffin was carried through Palace Yard and into the ancient heart of the Palace of Westminster

Her coffin was carried by way of Palace Yard and into the traditional coronary heart of the Palace of Westminster

Her Majesty was carried on the gun carriage that had also borne her parents when they died 50 years apart

Her Majesty was carried on the gun carriage that had additionally borne her mother and father after they died 50 years aside

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown and pulled by a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, arrives at the Palace of Westminste

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Normal and the Imperial State Crown and pulled by a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, arrives on the Palace of Westminste

The procession of the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth enters the Houses of Parliament for her lying in state

The procession of the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth enters the Homes of Parliament for her mendacity in state

In the shadow of Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower - named after the Queen - Her Majesty arrives

Within the shadow of Massive Ben and the Elizabeth Tower – named after the Queen – Her Majesty arrives

The royals salute the cenotaph - but Harry, not in military uniform, bowed his head

The royals salute the cenotaph – however Harry, not in army uniform, bowed his head

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried down The Mall today

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried down The Mall immediately

Members of the public line the Queen Victoria Memorial and the Mall as King Charles III and members of the royal family walk with Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin as it is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall

Members of the general public line the Queen Victoria Memorial and the Mall as King Charles III and members of the royal household stroll with Queen Elizabeth II’s flag-draped coffin as it’s taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor

The procession left Her Majesty's home at precisely 2.22pm today

The procession left Her Majesty’s house at exactly 2.22pm immediately

The procession poignantly handed the statue of the Queen’s mother and father King George VI and the Queen Mom which overlooks The Mall. The Imperial State Crown, worn by the Queen on the best way again to Buckingham Palace after her Coronation, glittered within the daylight because the crowds held aloft their telephones to seize the scenes. 

After a 38 minute journey to the cradle of British democracy, the coffin was introduced into the Homes of Parliament by way of the Carriage Gates entrance and handed by way of New Palace Yard, which options at its centre a fountain to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

The King and the Queen Consort led the Royal Household into Westminster Corridor – with William and Kate standing in entrance of Harry and Meghan through the 20 minute service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Tons of of 1000’s of individuals lined the route however there was a silent reverence because the coffin appeared. There have been some muted cheers and clapping and cries of God Save the Queen in addition to many tears shed because the late monarch left her London house for the ultimate time. All viewing areas on The Mall, Whitehall and Parliament Sq. have been full by 1pm – with individuals turned away.

The Queen’s coffin was draped with the Royal Normal and adorned with the glittering, priceless Imperial State Crown on a purple velvet cushion and a wreath of white flowers for the procession to the mendacity in state. The flowers have been white roses, spray white roses, white dahlias and foliage, together with pine from the gardens at Balmoral and pittosporum, lavender and rosemary from the gardens at Windsor.

The procession left the palace at 2.22pm and is predicted to reach at Westminster Corridor at 3pm. A service lasting round 20 minutes can be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury accompanied by the Dean of Westminster. 

Princess Anne, who has remained along with her mom since she died final Thursday, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward additionally adopted the coffin on the 1.2mile journey to Westminster Corridor – the traditional coronary heart of the Homes of Parliament the place as much as 1million Britons hope to see the Queen mendacity in state there as her father and mom did in 1952 and 2002. 

Queen Consort Camilla, the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Sussex and the Countess of Wessex adopted by automotive. Zara and Mike Tindall. Princess Beatrice, her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are additionally participating. However Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson didn’t obtain an invitation due to their divorce.

The event is heavy with historic significance, with brothers Prince William and Prince Harry setting apart their ongoing feud to assist their father by marching with him behind the coffin. For William and Harry it should carry again painful recollections of after they, aged 15 and 12, walked behind the coffin of their mom Princess Diana in 1997.

The Queen’s coffin was borne on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery – poignantly used for the coffins of the late Queen’s mom and father.

Often known as the George Gun Carriage, it carried King George VI from Sandringham Church to Wolferton Station after his demise in 1952 and was used within the funeral of the Queen Mom in 2002.

2.22pm: The gun carriage bearing the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II departs Buckingham Palace, transferring the coffin to The Palace of Westminster

2.22pm: The gun carriage bearing the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II departs Buckingham Palace, transferring the coffin to The Palace of Westminster

The King stares at his mother's coffin as they begin their doleful final march together

The King stares at his mom’s coffin as they start their doleful ultimate march collectively

King Charles and his heir the Prince of Wales, who followed his father on yet another emotional day for the royals

King Charles and his inheritor the Prince of Wales, who adopted his father on one more emotional day for the royals

The Royal Household comply with Her Majesty the Queen from Buckingham Palace as she is handed to the nation

Funeral marches played as the Queen was borne on a carriage that also carried her father in 1952 and her mother in 2002

Funeral marches performed because the Queen was borne on a carriage that additionally carried her father in 1952 and her mom in 2002 

Harry and William stood side-by-side amid the continued feud between the siblings and hopes they could reconcile

(left to right) The Duke of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard

(left to proper) The Duke of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex stroll behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped within the Royal Normal

The Queen Consort Camilla and the Princess of Wales travelled within the first limousine behind the coffin

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, travelled to Westminster with Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, travelled to Westminster with Sophie, Countess of Wessex

The extraordinary scene as the procession leaves Buckingham Palace - the Queen's home for most of her 96-year life

The extraordinary scene because the procession leaves Buckingham Palace – the Queen’s house for many of her 96-year life

There were huge crowds again to see the Queen on her final journey before her coffin is handed to the nation

There have been big crowds once more to see the Queen on her ultimate journey earlier than her coffin is handed to the nation

The Queen's coffin was adorned with the glittering, priceless Imperial State Crown on a purple velvet cushion

The Queen’s coffin was adorned with the glittering, priceless Imperial State Crown on a purple velvet cushion

The Queen's funeral cortege makes its way along The Mall from Buckingham Palace during the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II followed by her bereft family

The Queen’s funeral cortege makes its approach alongside The Mall from Buckingham Palace through the procession for the Mendacity-in State of Queen Elizabeth II adopted by her bereft household

The Life Guards march before the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is taken to the Palace Of Westminster

The Life Guards march earlier than the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it’s taken to the Palace Of Westminster

Britain's King Charles marches during a procession where the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth is transported from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament for her lying in state

Britain’s King Charles marches throughout a procession the place the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is transported from Buckingham Palace to the Homes of Parliament for her mendacity in state

Britain’s King Charles and Britain’s William, Prince of Wales march through the procession

The brothers have become estranged but have appeared in public twice together in the past week since the Queen's death

The brothers have develop into estranged however have appeared in public twice collectively previously week because the Queen’s demise

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walks behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown and pulled by a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery,

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walks behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Normal and the Imperial State Crown and pulled by a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery,

King Charles marched with his sister the Princess Royal, who has stayed with their mother's coffin since she died

King Charles marched along with his sister the Princess Royal, who has stayed with their mom’s coffin since she died

King Charles, Princess Anne, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex walked together

King Charles, Princess Anne, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex walked collectively

Britain's Queen Camilla and Catherine, Princess of Wales are pictured during the procession

Britain’s Queen Camilla and Catherine, Princess of Wales are pictured through the procession

The Queen enters Whitehall on the 1.2mile journey to Parliament to lie in state

The Queen enters Whitehall on the 1.2mile journey to Parliament to lie in state

Prince William, Prince of Wales, King Charles III, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk behind the coffin

Prince William, Prince of Wales, King Charles III, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex stroll behind the coffin

The Queen's children including the King and her grandchildren, including William, Harry and Peter Phillips make the mournful journey to Westminster Hall

The Queen’s youngsters together with the King and her grandchildren, together with William, Harry and Peter Phillips make the mournful journey to Westminster Corridor

This man was heartbroken as he watched the moving scenes as the late Queen's coffin was transported from Buckingham Palace for the last time

This man was heartbroken as he watched the transferring scenes because the late Queen’s coffin was transported from Buckingham Palace for the final time

One mourner sobs as she watched Queen Elizabeth leaving Buckingham Palace for the final time from Hyde Park

One mourner sobs as she watched Queen Elizabeth leaving Buckingham Palace for the ultimate time from Hyde Park

There were tears in the crowds as the nation said goodbye to its longest-reigning monarch

There were tears in the crowds as the nation said goodbye to its longest-reigning monarch

There have been tears within the crowds because the nation stated goodbye to its longest-reigning monarch

The Queen's funeral cortege makes its way along The Mall from Buckingham Palace

The Queen’s funeral cortege makes its approach alongside The Mall from Buckingham Palace

The Queen was carried on a carriage in a tradition adopted by Queen Victoria when she died

The Queen was carried on a carriage in a practice adopted by Queen Victoria when she died

Huge crowds turned out to witness history with viewing areas full before the procession began

Enormous crowds turned out to witness historical past with viewing areas full earlier than the procession started

The Queen leaves Buckingham Palace in her coffin - with her crown on top - followed her family this afternoon

The Queen leaves Buckingham Palace in her coffin – along with her crown on prime – adopted her household this afternoon

The royals moved in time to the imposing funeral marches, in line with each other and the troops.

William stared straight forward as he processed straight behind his father the King, in line with his place as the brand new inheritor to the throne.

Charles, in his Discipline Marshal uniform, held onto the top of his Discipline Marshal Baton, which was introduced to him by his mom when he turned Discipline Marshal in 2012.

Solemn members of the Royal Household gathered this lunchtime to organize to accompany the Queen for her poignant ultimate journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor, the place she’s going to lie in state for the following 5 nights.

The gang burst into applause and cheers as King Charles III handed the Victoria Memorial in his state Rolls Royce as he was taken into the residence, adopted later by Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice and Queen Consort Camilla.

Tons of of 1000’s of well-wishers are anticipated to line the route as they accomplish that. The Queen’s different youngsters Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne will even kind a part of the procession by way of London.

Her Majesty spent her ultimate night time within the Bow Room of Buckingham Palace earlier than she can be conveyed on a gun carriage to Westminster Corridor – the place she’s going to lie in state till 6.30am subsequent Monday, the day of her funeral.

A couple of million persons are anticipated to queue in Central London for as much as 35 hours to stroll previous her coffin – however specialists consider solely 400,000 will make it inside which means 600,000 individuals can be left disenchanted.

Mourners have additionally been becoming a member of the queue to attend the mendacity in state, opening at 5pm tonight. Authorities steering says the queue is predicted to be very lengthy, with individuals standing for ‘many hours, probably in a single day’.

The queuing infrastructure for the Queen’s mendacity in state is 10 miles in size, it’s understood. This contains 6.9 miles from Victoria Tower Gardens to Southwark Park, with an extra three miles inside Southwark Park.

The Queen arrived on the palace final night time to tears and cheers from the crowds who stood within the rain to welcome her house after her demise at Balmoral final Thursday. The route from RAF Northolt to the palace was packed.

There was a wave of lights as many raised their cell phones within the air to movie the hearse because it handed. Because the hearse drove by way of the gates, Charles may very well be seen bowing his head with Harry and Meghan stood behind.

The coffin arrives at the Houses of Parliament where the coffin was carried into Westminster Hall

The coffin arrives on the Homes of Parliament the place the coffin was carried into Westminster Corridor

The Queen passes the Cenotaph and Downing Street in the poignant journey

The Queen passes the Cenotaph and Downing Avenue within the poignant journey

This afternoon, tens of 1000’s of individuals lined the streets forward of the Queen’s coffin leaving Buckingham Palace. Giant Union flags have been positioned above the crowds, who have been packed in behind non permanent limitations.

Uniformed law enforcement officials stood in entrance of those that had lined as much as catch a glimpse of the procession from the palace down The Mall.

At this time King Charles and senior royals on foot can be adopted by senior employees from each the Queen’s and King’s Households, then by shut private employees.

The procession will stroll in silence with out music, whereas guards of honour from all three providers can be shaped alongside the route.

The King’s Life Guard will give a royal salute because the coffin passes by way of Horse Guards Arch. Exterior Buckingham Palace the King’s Guard will welcome the coffin.

In the meantime, all through the procession, minute weapons can be fired at Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Artillery and Massive Ben will toll.

At 3pm, the coffin will arrive on the North Door of Westminster Corridor, earlier than being carried to the catafalque inside by a bearer occasion from the Queen’s Firm, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

Effectively-wishers will start submitting previous the coffin from 5pm to mark the beginning of four-and-half days of the Queen mendacity in state.

A round the clock vigil can be mounted beneath the catafalque by officers of the Family Division, the King’s Physique Guards of the Honourable Corps of Gents at Arms, the King’s Physique Guard for Scotland, the Royal Firm of Archers and the King’s Physique Guard the Yeomen of the Guard.

It’s going to stay open 24 hours a day till at 6.30am on Monday.

Tons of of 1000’s of persons are anticipated to line the streets to pay their respects to the Queen. The queue is predicted to stretch for 5 miles, taking as much as 30 hours to succeed in the entrance.

As soon as individuals have handed by way of Albert Embankment, they are going to be directed throughout Lambeth Bridge, into Victoria Tower Gardens

Additional welfare services, together with bathrooms and water fountains, have been positioned sporadically alongside the route.

The presence of Charles, William and Harry within the procession immediately will see the daddy and sons united of their grief for a mom and grandmother.

William and Harry placed on a united entrance with their wives throughout a mammoth walkabout on Saturday.

The brothers have a well-documented troubled relationship however the demise of their grandmother noticed them unexpectedly come collectively after they considered floral tributes left to the late Queen at Windsor Fort.

William, Kate, Harry and Meghan arrived in the identical car and greeted well-wishers for round 40 minutes earlier than William hopped into the motive force’s seat of the Audi along with his spouse within the passenger seat, and his brother and sister-in-law within the again.

In his televised deal with to the nation on Friday night, the King talked of his love for Harry and Meghan, saying: ‘I would like additionally to precise my love for Harry and Meghan as they proceed to construct their lives abroad.’

Then in Harry’s tribute to his grandmother he stated he wished to honour his father at the beginning of his reign as King.

The final time Charles and his two sons have been all seen collectively in public was on the service of thanksgiving for the Queen in St Paul’s Cathedral through the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

However on that event, Harry and Meghan have been seated a long way from Charles and William on the opposite facet of the aisle within the second row, behind the Wessex household and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he is driven along The Mall to Buckingham Palace this morning

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he’s pushed alongside The Mall to Buckingham Palace this morning

Queen Consort Camilla is seen arriving at Buckingham Palace this afternoon ahead of the procession for the Queen

Queen Consort Camilla is seen arriving at Buckingham Palace this afternoon forward of the procession for the Queen

The Victoria Memorial and The Mall ahead of the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon

The Victoria Memorial and The Mall forward of the procession for the Mendacity-in State of Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon

The Queen Consort arrived at Buckingham Palace in London this afternoon, dressed in black and wearing a hat

The Queen Consort arrived at Buckingham Palace in London this afternoon, wearing black and carrying a hat

The Life Guard dismounted detachment of the Household Cavalry and the Dismounted detachment of the Blues and Royals are seen entering the gates of Buckingham Palace ahead of the procession for Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon

The Life Guard dismounted detachment of the Family Cavalry and the Dismounted detachment of the Blues and Royals are seen getting into the gates of Buckingham Palace forward of the procession for Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon

Princess Eugenie leaves Clarence House on the way to Buckingham Palace for today's procession to Westminster Hall

Princess Eugenie leaves Clarence Home on the best way to Buckingham Palace for immediately’s procession to Westminster Corridor 

Crowds gather along The Mall ahead of the ceremonial procession of the Queen's coffin from Buckingham Palace today

Crowds collect alongside The Mall forward of the ceremonial procession of the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace immediately

Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrive at Buckingham Palace this afternoon

Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrive at Buckingham Palace this afternoon

The Household Cavalry head along the Mall ahead of the procession carrying the Queen's coffin to Westminster today

The Family Cavalry head alongside the Mall forward of the procession carrying the Queen’s coffin to Westminster immediately

Coldstream Guards outside Buckingham Palace in London today ahead of the ceremonial procession of the coffin

Coldstream Guards exterior Buckingham Palace in London immediately forward of the ceremonial procession of the coffin

Her Majesty can be conveyed on a gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor in London this afternoon

Members of the Coldstream Guards leave Wellington Barracks in London today ahead of the ceremonial procession

Members of the Coldstream Guards go away Wellington Barracks in London immediately forward of the ceremonial procession

Police officers gather outside Buckingham Palace from where the coffin of the late Queen will depart this afternoon

Law enforcement officials collect exterior Buckingham Palace from the place the coffin of the late Queen will depart this afternoon

The Life Guard dismounted detachment of the Household Cavalry are seen entering the gates of Buckingham Palace today

The Life Guard dismounted detachment of the Family Cavalry are seen getting into the gates of Buckingham Palace immediately

Mounted police and guards line up outside Buckingham Palace from where the coffin of the late Queen will depart today

Mounted police and guards line up exterior Buckingham Palace from the place the coffin of the late Queen will depart immediately

A general view along The Mall in London today as Queen Elizabeth II's coffin will be taken in procession

A common view alongside The Mall in London immediately as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin can be taken in procession

Mourners gather to watch a TV broadcast of the procession at a screening site in Hyde Park this afternoon

Mourners collect to observe a TV broadcast of the procession at a screening web site in Hyde Park this afternoon

Union flags are seen lining The Mall today as Metropolitan Police officers are seen gathering ahead of the procession

Union flags are seen lining The Mall immediately as Metropolitan Law enforcement officials are seen gathering forward of the procession

Life Guards and Blues and Royals units of the Household Cavalry and Household Division Foot Guards at Buckingham Palace

Life Guards and Blues and Royals models of the Family Cavalry and Family Division Foot Guards at Buckingham Palace

King Charles III is driven to Buckingham Palace in London with a police escort this morning

King Charles III is pushed to Buckingham Palace in London with a police escort this morning

King Charles III leaves Clarence House in London today ahead of the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

King Charles III leaves Clarence Home in London immediately forward of the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

Mounted police pass Admiralty Arch ahead of the ceremonial procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II today

Mounted police go Admiralty Arch forward of the ceremonial procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II immediately

Crowds gather along The Mall ahead of the ceremonial procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon

Crowds collect alongside The Mall forward of the ceremonial procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon

Crowds and security on Horse Guards Parade on the day the coffin of the Queen is transported from Buckingham Palace

Crowds and safety on Horse Guards Parade on the day the coffin of the Queen is transported from Buckingham Palace 

People gather along Whitehall ahead of the procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon

Folks collect alongside Whitehall forward of the procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon

Yeomen Warders arrive on St Margaret's Street today ahead of the procession for the lying in state this afternoon

Yeomen Warders arrive on St Margaret’s Avenue immediately forward of the procession for the mendacity in state this afternoon

Police officers take up positions as street workers clear away rubbish along The Mall ahead of the procession today

Law enforcement officials take up positions as avenue employees clear away garbage alongside The Mall forward of the procession immediately

London Mayor Sadiq Khan speaks to police officers as he is seen walking through Westminster this afternoon

London Mayor Sadiq Khan speaks to law enforcement officials as he’s seen strolling by way of Westminster this afternoon

King Charles III leaves Clarence House in London today ahead of the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

King Charles III leaves Clarence Home in London immediately forward of the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he arrives at Buckingham Palace in London this morning

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he arrives at Buckingham Palace in London this morning

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he is driven along The Mall to Buckingham Palace this morning

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he’s pushed alongside The Mall to Buckingham Palace this morning

King Charles III is driven from Clarence House to Buckingham Palace in London this morning

King Charles III is pushed from Clarence Home to Buckingham Palace in London this morning

King Charles arrives at Buckingham Palace in London today as Britain continues to mourn Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles arrives at Buckingham Palace in London immediately as Britain continues to mourn Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he is driven along The Mall to Buckingham Palace this morning

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he’s pushed alongside The Mall to Buckingham Palace this morning

Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby meeting members of the public in the queue on the South Bank near to Lambeth Bridge today, as they wait to view Queen Elizabeth II lying in state ahead of her funeral

Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby assembly members of the general public within the queue on the South Financial institution close to to Lambeth Bridge immediately, as they wait to view Queen Elizabeth II mendacity in state forward of her funeral

The Jubilee service at St Paul’s was Harry and Meghan’s first public look alongside the Windsors since they stepped down as senior royals in 2020 amid the Megxit storm.

Music will act as ‘golden thread of historical past’ throughout Queen’s procession 

Music will act as a ‘golden thread of historical past, heritage and custom’ through the procession for the Queen’s state funeral, a former army music director has stated.

On Monday, the Queen’s coffin can be taken from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey with senior family members anticipated to comply with behind.

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Graham Jones, former senior director of music for the Family Division, informed the PA information company that music will play an necessary function in proceedings.

Throughout a 40-year profession serving as a army musician after which director of music, Lt Col Jones was liable for planning, co-ordinating and delivering the music for main state ceremonial occasions such because the funeral of the Queen Mom, the Queen’s birthday parade, and the Armistice Cenotaph Parade.

He stated funeral marches by classical composers Beethoven, Chopin and Mendelssohn can be performed on Monday, as they have been through the funeral procession for Queen Victoria in 1901.

‘All the pieces that we do in state ceremonial is born out of a golden thread of historical past, heritage and custom,’ he stated.

‘We do not make something up. This has come by way of the previous and so, if we return to Queen Victoria’s funeral and the music that was performed and carried out there, that was Beethoven’s March, Chopin’s March – they have been performed repeatedly.

‘After which we transfer ahead to the three kings, with King George VI, and naturally right here we’re immediately.’

Lt Col Jones stated the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, the Queen’s first prime minister, had additionally featured music by these composers, including: ‘And people are the marches which might be going to be performed this yr for Her Majesty’s state procession by way of London.

‘There is not any change. There is not any motive to alter. It has labored completely effectively previously.’

Lt Col Jones described music as a ‘highly effective device’ that ‘unites individuals and units the scene for true reflection’.

‘Funeral marches particularly have an actual knack of having the ability to do this, so I feel you may discover all of it extraordinarily poignant,’ he stated.

He steered the funeral service inside Westminster Abbey may mirror the Queen’s private style in music, which was stated to incorporate musicals reminiscent of Oklahoma! and present tunes reminiscent of Cheek To Cheek carried out by Fred Astaire.

Lt Col Jones stated: ‘That is a matter between church and monarch, to determine the service and repair content material, and I do know there was fairly slightly little bit of rumblings within the media about Her Majesty’s prime 10 favorite tunes and can any of these function within the service.

‘I by no means had any duty for that as a result of, as I stated, it is between church and the monarchy to determine the content material and construction of the funeral service.’

The previous music director, who now works as a band coach, lecturer and performer, additionally stated that, for these concerned within the parade, that is ‘in all probability the best honour and privilege that they are going to ever have of their musical profession throughout the armed forces’.

He added: ‘And so it isn’t an onerous responsibility in any respect – it is a privilege and a pleasure.

‘They are going to be doing all the pieces they will to carry out to the best stage attainable on Monday when the eyes of the world are watching them.

‘Belief me, not solely are they going to be getting the music proper – there can be an additional shine on the buttons, a bit extra additional polish on the sneakers, a little bit of an additional press of the trousers, to ensure they’re immaculate, not solely in efficiency but additionally within the visible look.

‘It is a massive, massive day for them and they are going to be doing all the pieces they will to make it’s one of the best it may possibly probably be.’

In April 2021, Harry and William joined their father after they walked behind the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin at his funeral.

The brothers have been separated by their cousin Peter Phillips however he dropped again half a tempo at one level so the siblings appeared nearer collectively.

After the funeral service, William and Harry may very well be seen chatting as they walked again up the hill from the chapel to the fortress.

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Graham Jones, former senior director of music for the Family Division, stated music will act as a ‘golden thread of historical past, heritage and custom’ through the procession for the Queen’s state funeral on Monday.

He stated: ‘We do not make something up. This has come by way of the previous and so if we return to Queen Victoria’s funeral and the music that was performed and carried out there, that was Beethoven’s March, Chopin’s March – they have been performed repeatedly. After which we transfer ahead to the three kings, with King George VI, and naturally right here we’re immediately.’

Lt Col Jones stated the funeral of Winston Churchill, the Queen’s first prime minister, had additionally featured music by these composers, including: ‘And people are the marches which might be going to be performed this yr for Her Majesty’s state procession by way of London.

‘There is not any change. There is not any motive to alter. It has labored completely effectively previously.’

David Howard, who travelled to Buckingham Palace from Surrey along with his spouse Sue, likened the Queen to a swan – ‘all the time sleek on the floor, even when there have been all types of ideas and issues beneath’.

Mr Howard, 59, stated: ‘The factor that will get me about her is that she did not say something to be in style, not like politicians, and so when she did say issues, there was a streak of authenticity and honesty, in addition to by way of her actions and the best way she lived.

‘I feel she learn the temper music very effectively after Diana’s demise and realised issues needed to change.

‘They turned much more approachable and modernised, institutionally.’

He added: ‘She was like that traditional swan – sleek on the floor, even there have been all types of ideas or issues beneath.’

Stella Single, from Coventry, stated she may ‘really feel the distinction’ in tone from different royal occasions because the thousands-strong crowd exterior Buckingham Palace remained ‘sombre’.

‘It’s totally quiet, whereas often it is fairly loud,’ she stated. ‘I can actually really feel the distinction within the sound. My mum was a monarchist as effectively and I really feel like I’ve misplaced a little bit of her as effectively. I am unable to cease crying.’

William Single, 19, stated he obtained up at 5am to journey from Coventry with a view to safe a spot exterior Buckingham Palace to pay tribute to the Queen.

‘I am right here as a result of she served for 70 years and labored every single day of her life, and I simply need to say thanks,’ he stated.

There can be greater than 1,000 volunteers, stewards, marshals and law enforcement officials available at anybody time as individuals queue for the Queen’s mendacity in state, it’s understood.

There can be 779 skilled stewards per shift, assisted by 100 civil service volunteer marshals, 40 grownup scouts, and 30 members of the primary support nursing yeomanry, in addition to Metropolitan Law enforcement officials.

There may be additional queue assist from 10 members of the Pink Cross, 30 multifaith pastors – co-ordinated by Lambeth Palace – and 6 Samaritans per shift.

There will even be two British Signal Language interpreters within the accessible queue.

Total, there are 140 Pink Cross volunteers from each nation within the UK, 120 from the Scouts, 170 from the Salvation Military, 180 from the Samaritans, 600 from St John Ambulance, after which the broader deployment of army personnel serving to with the general ceremonial occasions.

There are greater than 500 Portaloos alongside the route.

There can be a component of self-policing in the case of individuals retaining their locations within the queue for the Queen’s mendacity in state, it’s understood.

These ready in line can be given a colored and numbered wristband, particular to every particular person, permitting them to depart for an inexpensive period of time.

Elizabeth II made her final journey home to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday after her coffin travelled across the country from Balmoral. Charles and the Royal Family can be seen through a glass window waiting to meet the coffin

Elizabeth II made her ultimate journey house to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday after her coffin travelled throughout the nation from Balmoral. Charles and the Royal Household will be seen by way of a glass window ready to satisfy the coffin

William and Harry will walk behind the Queen's coffin tomorrow, similar to the funeral of their mother Princess Diana when they were children in 1997

William and Harry will stroll behind the Queen’s coffin tomorrow, much like the funeral of their mom Princess Diana after they have been youngsters in 1997 

Thousands crowded the streets as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrived in the Royal Hearse at Buckingham Palace

1000’s crowded the streets because the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrived within the Royal Hearse at Buckingham Palace

The Queen will be moved to the Palace of Westminster where she will lie in state. Pictured: Pallbearers from the Queen's Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment) carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II to the Royal Hearse having removed it from the C-17 at RAF Northolt

The Queen can be moved to the Palace of Westminster the place she’s going to lie in state. Pictured: Pallbearers from the Queen’s Color Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment) carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II to the Royal Hearse having eliminated it from the C-17 at RAF Northolt

William and Harry reunited in mourning for their grandmother this week and met well-wishers outside Windsor Castle

William and Harry reunited in mourning for his or her grandmother this week and met well-wishers exterior Windsor Fort

The brothers were joined by wives Catherine and Meghan as the 'Fab Four' greeted the public on Saturday September 10

The brothers have been joined by wives Catherine and Meghan because the ‘Fab 4’ greeted the general public on Saturday September 10

The two brothers, along with their wives, visited grieving fans outside of Windsor Castle on Saturday

The 2 brothers, together with their wives, visited grieving followers exterior of Windsor Fort on Saturday 

People sit under umbrellas and wear raincoats this morning as they queue along the Albert Embankment in London

Folks sit beneath umbrellas and put on raincoats this morning as they queue alongside the Albert Embankment in London

The state hearse carries the Queen's coffin through the gates of the palace as the crowd erupted in cheers and applause

The state hearse carries the Queen’s coffin by way of the gates of the palace as the group erupted in cheers and applause

The Queen's coffin arriving at Buckingham Palace as thousands of mourners applauded the late monarch

The Queen’s coffin arriving at Buckingham Palace as 1000’s of mourners applauded the late monarch

The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth arrives at Buckingham Palace

The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth arrives at Buckingham Palace

The state hearse carried the Queen's coffin into Buckingham Palace, where it will be received by the whole Royal Family

The state hearse carried the Queen’s coffin into Buckingham Palace, the place it will likely be acquired by the entire Royal Household

The Queen's coffin arrived at RAF Northolt in west London

The Queen’s coffin arrived at RAF Northolt in west London

The Queen's Colour Squadron carrying Her Majesty the Queen's coffin off the plane at RAF Northolt

The Queen’s Color Squadron carrying Her Majesty the Queen’s coffin off the aircraft at RAF Northolt

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry travelled to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday to join the entire Royal Family - including King Charles III, the Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales - as they received the Queen's coffin

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry travelled to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday to hitch the complete Royal Household – together with King Charles III, the Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales – as they acquired the Queen’s coffin

The ceremony at Parliament dates back centuries but was never been seen publicly until Monday

The ceremony at Parliament dates again centuries however was by no means been seen publicly till Monday 

Charles said he was moved by the tributes to his mother - who he said 'set an example of selfless duty' that he said he would faithfully follow

Charles stated he was moved by the tributes to his mom – who he stated ‘set an instance of selfless responsibility’ that he stated he would faithfully comply with

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla stand for the national anthem at the ceremony in Westminster Hall

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla stand for the nationwide anthem on the ceremony in Westminster Corridor 

It’s thought individuals will know these round them within the line and be supportive when others have to step out.

What occurs after immediately?

– September 15:

Mendacity in state continues and a rehearsal is prone to happen for the state funeral procession.

– September 16:

The King and Queen Consort are anticipated to journey to Wales whereas mendacity in state continues.

– September 17-18:

The mendacity in state continues and heads of state will start to reach for the funeral.

Members of the general public Me are invited to look at a one-minute silence at 8pm on Sunday to recollect the Queen.

– September 19:

There can be a nationwide financial institution vacation to permit as many individuals as attainable to observe the Queen’s funeral.

Mendacity in state will proceed till 6.30am.

The coffin can be taken in a grand army procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral.

Senior family members are anticipated to comply with behind – identical to they did for the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The army will line the streets and in addition be a part of the procession.

Heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, European royals and key figures from public life can be invited to collect within the abbey, which may maintain a congregation of two,000.

The service can be televised, and a nationwide two minutes’ silence is predicted to be held.

After the service, the coffin can be taken in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch after which journey to Windsor.

As soon as there, the hearse will journey in procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort by way of the Lengthy Stroll, after which a televised committal service will happen in St George’s Chapel.

Later within the night, there can be a non-public interment service with senior members of the royal household.

The Queen’s ultimate resting place would be the King George VI memorial chapel, an annex to the principle chapel – the place her mom and father have been buried, together with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.

Philip’s coffin will transfer from the Royal Vault to the memorial chapel to hitch the Queen’s.

It’s not assured that everybody who makes the queue will get to see the Queen’s mendacity in state.

To assist keep away from disappointment, entry to the again of the road could also be closed early, to make sure as close to as attainable that these already ready are capable of file previous the late monarch’s coffin in Westminster Corridor to pay their respects.

It’s too early to estimate when this second would possibly come, however the whole variety of individuals within the queue can be monitored in direction of the top of the mendacity in state interval, which should be accomplished by 6.30am on Monday September 19, the day of the Queen’s funeral.

Entry to the road will even be paused for a time if the queuing infrastructure can not take any extra individuals.

Kush Sonigra, who lives within the London space, is spending his twenty fourth birthday within the queue for the Queen’s mendacity in state and hopes to make it again house in dinner time along with his household this night.

After these ready behind him within the queue sang Blissful Birthday, he stated: ‘Effectively, thankfully, from work I get the time without work for my birthday, so I assumed I might get entangled and see what the hype is about, get entangled with the occasion.’

He added: ‘There is a household dinner desk so I am hoping, relying on how late I end right here, I’d have the ability to make it for that. In any other case, we’ll postpone that to the weekend.’

He stated his mom ‘is slightly bit upset that I am lacking the household dinner, however I feel she’ll perceive’.

Former member of the Balmoral Guard Duncan Rasor, who met the Queen whereas serving in Scotland, wore his army medals and Glengarry headdress as he queued for the mendacity in state in London.

The 48-year-old served within the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and stated: ‘I spent 4 months up in Balmoral valley and so I did get to satisfy the Queen and spend a while along with her.

‘So, from a private perspective, I wished to return and pay my respects for all the pieces that she’s achieved.’

He described spending time with the royal household as an ‘extraordinary privilege’ and added: ‘Regardless that they’re on vacation up in Balmoral, they’re nonetheless working, and it simply by no means stops.

‘I feel that’s one thing which is beginning to develop into extra obvious to individuals is kind of how onerous Her Majesty has labored for her whole life.’

He served within the regiment between 1997 and 2002 and wore a Northern Eire medal and a Kosovo medal.

Requested why he determined to put on his medals and Glengarry headdress, he stated: ‘She was our Colonel-in-Chief so, having been a part of the regiment, I may have come down with out it, however I retired 20 years in the past so I am not a serving soldier, however it’s a uncommon alternative to placed on a headdress and put on medals once more and simply be proud, I assume.’

Jacqueline Nemorin, Suzanne Howell, and Patricia King didn’t know one another earlier than they joined the queue to attend the mendacity in state on the identical time, at 6pm final night time. They’re forty fourth, forty fifth and forty sixth in line.

Ms Nemorin stated the wait in a single day was ‘actually horrible’ as a result of climate situations, which she described as ‘raining cats and canine’.

She added that she managed ‘slightly cat nap’ in some unspecified time in the future within the night time, however her two new buddies ‘did not sleep in any respect’.

They’ve been informed that they are going to be allowed to cross Lambeth Bridge to do safety checks at round 3.30pm, earlier than being let into Westminster Corridor to see the Queen’s coffin.

Ms Howell stated a person who lives in a block of flats on the opposite facet of the river had introduced over tenting chairs, a blanket and meals for the trio.

Ms Howell stated: ‘We have been informed that there could be like 1,000,000 or thousands and thousands of individuals anticipated and that it may very well be a 30-hour wait.

‘In order that’s why I used to be saying I used to be so stunned after we arrived final night time and we’re within the 40s (within the queue). I assumed this cannot be the queue, I should be within the fallacious place.’

She added: ‘We have not slept in any respect, however I do not really feel drained.

‘We’re glad we did it, we have got no regrets.’

Chris Bond, from Truro, had attended the mendacity in state of the Queen Mom in 2002, and anticipated to have much less of a wait to see Queen Elizabeth, after becoming a member of the queue at 7am on the opposite facet of the Thames to the Palace of Westminster.

Mr Bond, carrying a black tie and jacket, stated that in 2002, ‘I noticed the procession go by at Horse Guards Parade, after which by the point I made my approach down, I really began to queue proper down by the Millennium Wheel after which took me six hours to progress from there.’

‘It was six o’clock after I walked into Westminster.’

He added: ‘Clearly, it is fairly tough queuing all day lengthy, however once you stroll by way of these doorways into Westminster Corridor, that marvellous, historic constructing, there was a terrific sense of hush and one was informed you’re taking as a lot time as you want, and it is simply superb.’

In preparation for the wait this time, Mr Bond had introduced crisps, nuts and power bars and bottles of water, and he stated he was ‘well-equipped’ for the length.

He stated: ‘We all know the Queen was a great age and she or he served the nation a very long time, however we hoped this present day would by no means come.

‘Nevertheless it has come, and I feel undoubtedly she has been our most excellent monarch.’

Retired instructor Mike Galbraith, 68, from Arkansas, stated the Queen was one of many final ‘really nice individuals’.

Talking exterior Windsor Fort immediately, Mr Galbraith stated he had been scheduled to spend two days on a layover within the UK whereas travelling to Romania to go to his spouse’s household when he discovered of the Queen’s demise.

‘We’re fortunate to be right here, that is historic,’ he stated.

‘She has been Queen all my life,’ he stated. ‘She was a terrific particular person. Within the US we do not have a queen so she’s the closest factor we now have obtained.’

He added: ‘The Queen was, to me, one of many final of the really nice individuals.’

Steven Welsh, 68, from Lancashire, stated he is not going to head into London to see the Queen’s coffin procession as a result of it will likely be ‘congested’.

Talking exterior Windsor Fort immediately, he stated: ‘It will be congested will not it? We’ll in all probability simply grasp round Windsor and watch it on the telly.’

He added: ‘I feel to go there, there can be so many individuals there. I will not be lacking the funeral, I feel lots of people will simply watch it on the telly.’

Nevertheless, he stated he had come to Windsor from his house within the North West to be ‘a part of it’.

‘We have come down immediately to be a part of it,’ he stated.

‘We have been watching it on telly, nevertheless it feels extra private once you come down.’

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