Royal procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, crowds gather to pay their respects


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Royal procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, crowds gather to pay their respects

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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will be carried from Buckingham Palace in a procession led by King Charles III, arriving at Westminster Hall at 3pm on Wednesday. The route is approximately 1,800m (just over a mile) and passes through two of London’s most famous thoroughfares, The Mall and Whitehall.

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People began lining up in the streets on Tuesday night to be one of the first to file past the coffin when the official probation period begins later Wednesday. Among those gathered, some were there to represent elderly relatives, others to witness history and many to thank a woman who, having ascended the throne in 1952, was still holding official government meetings just two days before her dead. (Image: Reuters)

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Police personnel surround the Mall in London as they watch over crowds that have gathered for the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall. (Image: Reuters)

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The Grenadier Guards line up outside Buckingham Palace from where the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II will be carried in a procession to Westminster Hall in London on Wednesday. (Reuters)

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After the Queen died last week at her holiday home at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, her coffin was brought to Edinburgh for a series of heartfelt rites before being returned to London on Tuesday evening. (Image: Reuters)

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Tens of thousands of spectators lined the 14-mile (22-kilometre) course in the pouring rain, and automobiles pulled up on usually busy roads to watch the well-lit hearse drive slowly through the darkness towards the Palace of Buckingham, prompting applause and cheers. (Image: Reuters)

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After a journey from Balmoral, Queen Elizabeth II’s hearse arrives at Buckingham Palace. Along with Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, King Charles III and the Queen Consort led the family to greet the procession at the palace. The Prince and Princess of Wales, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were also present. (Image: Reuters)

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The coffin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is carried by pallbearers from the Royal Air Force Regiment. The coffin passed the Royal Regiment of Scotland as they displayed a royal salute. The coffin is taken to the RAF plane at Edinburgh Airport for the final flight from Scotland to London. (Reuters)


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