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How to watch the procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin through London today

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

Members of the public will likely be in a position 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 individuals ready to file previous the queen’s coffin. The doorways of the historic corridor on the financial institution of the River Thames have been to open to the public from 5 p.m. native time.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace, September 13, 2022, in central London, after being transported from Scotland.

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Sharon Stapleton instructed CBS News she had “met lots of interesting different people you wouldn’t meet normally — all brought together and united in their grief for the queen, and excited about being able to go through and see her lying in state.” 

“It’s been a long night. It’s been raining, very wet, a bit cold,” added Stapleton, who stated she began ready in the line at 9 p.m. Tuesday night time. “But it’s worth every minute of it.” 

The most senior members of the royal household will participate in the procession — a roughly 40-minute stroll, in silence — from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, together with the new monarch King Charles III and his sons, Princes William and Harry.

The bells of Big Ben, the iconic clock tower in Parliament Square, will toll and a gun salute will likely be fired at Hyde Park close by.

A brief service will likely be held when the coffin reaches Westminster Hall, which the royal household will attend. The coffin will relaxation on a raised platform, which will likely be guarded round the clock for the full four-day mendacity in state interval by members of numerous British army regiments assigned to royal safety obligation.

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