Queen’s funeral – all we know from times and shop closures to royal guest list
The country is in a period of national mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, with her funeral still to take place.
The late monarch passed away “peacefully” aged 96 last Thursday (September 8) in Balmoral, Aberdeenshire surrounded by close members of the royal family.
Her son King Charles III, who automatically became king upon his mother’s death, declared seven days of mourning, including the late monarch’s state funeral.
On Sunday, the Queen’s draped coffin travelled six hours from Balmoral Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh where it was laid to rest in the Throne Room for one day.
As the coffin entered the palace, Princess Anne was seen standing in line giving a heartbreaking curtsy to her late mother.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla arrived in the Scottish capital on Monday to join in a walking procession as the oak coffin is moved from the palace to St Giles’ Cathedral.
The Queen will remain there until Tuesday (September 13) when she will make her final journey, by RAF plane, to Buckingham Palac
The UK’s longest-serving monarch will lie in state for four days at Westminster Hall in London from 5pm on Wednesday (September 14) until 6.30am the following Monday (September 19).
More then one million mourners are expected to queue up and see the coffin, with people being warned they may have wait overnight.
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