The late Queen’s coffin will be brought to Westminster Hall in London, where it will be kept for four days from September 14 to 19 for the British people to pay their respects.
Members of the public will be able to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II for the last time before the state funeral on September 19. The late Queen’s coffin will be brought to Westminster Hall in London, where it will be kept for four days from September. September 14-19, where people can pay their respects to Britain’s longest reigning monarch for 24 hours a day.
While the state funeral is expected to bring together many world leaders, the UK government has not invited a delegation from the United States. The government instead only extended an invitation to US President Joe Biden and the First Lady, CNN reported. The President formally accepted the invitation and would be present at the funeral.
The UK government has previously warned of long queues which could very well stretch for miles, although the government has stressed that lines will continue to move with little chance of stopping, the report reported. Guardian.
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Before the Queen’s coffin is brought to Westminster, the Government Area near Buckingham Palace, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will visit Westminster Hall today. Members of the House of Commons and House of Lords will offer their condolences to the couple, before the newly crowned King and Queen travel to Edinburgh, Scotland.
In Scotland, King Charles III will have a busy itinerary. First, he will visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse to inspect the honor guard, as well as other ceremonies including prayers and services. Importantly, King Charles will meet the Scottish First Minister and visit the Scottish Parliament to receive a motion of confidence.
Finally, King Charles will accompany the Queen’s coffin to Saint-Gilles Cathedral where it will rest in repose for people to come and pay their respects.
(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)