Millions of mourners are expected to go to London to pay their respects to the late monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen reigned at the throne for 70 years and is the longest serving monarch in British history. Here is everything you need to know about Queen Elizabeth’s lying in country, along with the route, timings and the way you may go to to pay your respects.
Where is Queen Elizabeth’s coffin?
Queen Elizabeth’s coffin is lying at rest at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh. The historic event has attracted masses of thousands of visitors to the Scottish capital to pay their respects earlier than the funeral rite takes place.
It is the first time someone has lied in state due to the fact Queen Elizabeth, the Queen’s mother, in April 2002. Prince Phillip did not lie in country earlier than his funeral in April 2021, as he decided against it. Coronavirus restrictions on the time additionally avoided any public gatherings from taking region.
Where will Queen Elizabeth II lie in country?
The Queen’s coffin will continue to be in Edinburgh until 3pm on Tuesday thirteen September. The coffin will lie in country in the Palace of Westminster. The late monarch’s lying in country will open to the public at 5pm on Wednesday 14 September. It will be open to visitors 24 hours a day and the public are able to pay their respects at any point up till 6.30am on Monday 19 September – the day of the Queen’s country funeral.
What happens during Queen Elizabeth’s lying in country procession?
On Wednesday 14 September, a ceremonial procession will take place if you want to see the Queen’s coffin tour from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster. Thousands of people are expected to show out for the procession and there could be over 10,000 cops and over 1,500 soldiers on the historic occasion for crowd control. The procession will begin at Buckingham Palace at 2.22pm. The coffin will tour alongside The Mall before making its way to the Palace of Westminster in which the lying in country will begin.
The route for the procession will see the coffin tour thru some of London landmarks such as:
The Queen’s Gardens
Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch
New Palace Yard
How to observe the lying in nation procession?
During the procession there could be a delegated view point for individuals of the general public to observe the procession. These view regions could be open to the general public at 11am and those could be admitted on a first come first serve basis.
Here is a listing of viewing regions for the ceremonial route:
Green Park side of The Mall
St James’ Park side of The Mall
Horse Guards Parade Ground
You can also watch the historic occasion from a screening site at Hyde Park in which the procession will be shown on massive screens. Access to the sites are free for the general public. Recommended get entry to to the screening site is from the North Side of Hyde Park from Marlborough Gate to Marble Arch. The best ways to tour to Hyde Park screening sites are from one of the following London Underground Stations.
Hyde Park Corner
Tottenham Court Road