Queen funeral latest: Queen leaves Buckingham Palace for final time


he Queen’s coffin has arrived at the Palace of Westminer after a sombre procession from Buckingham Palace.

The procession saw the Queen’s coffin leave the palace at 2.22pm. Crowds lining the streets occasionally burst into spontaneous applause or cheers.

The coffin, which had been followed by the King with his three siblings – Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, arrived at Westminster Hall shortly after 3pm.

Princes William and Harry were also in attendance.

The Queen’s lying in state begins at 5pm, continuing until 6.30am on Monday – the day of the Queen’s funeral.

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Westminster Hall service set to begin

The Queen’s coffin has been placed on the catafalque in Westminster Hall to lie in state until Monday morning.

Justin Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, is leading prayers and a short sermon.


The Duchess of Sussex is driven behind the coffin

The Duchess of Sussex is driven behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II

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Watch: Royals walk behind coffin

King, William, Harry, Anne, Edward, Philip Walk Behind Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin


Guards carry coffin inside Westminster Hall

Soldiers, now wihout their helmets, are carrying the coffin inside as royals follow on.

The coffin was brought into the estate via the Carriage Gates entrance and passed through New Palace Yard, which features at its centre a fountain to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

Reminders of the Queen’s long reign feature all around New Palace Yard.

In addition to the centre-piece fountain, two lampposts stand marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the outdoor area is overlooked by the Elizabeth Tower in one corner, which was previously called Clock Tower but was renamed for the Diamond Jubilee.


March reaches conclusion

The coffin has now reached Westminster Hall and is being carried inside on the shoulders of guards.


March approaches Parliament Square

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown placed on top, is carried on a horse-drawn gun carriage of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery

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Crowds on Parliament Street were eagerly waiting for the procession to walk past.

People could be seen standing on a raised part of the His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ building.

The windows and balconies along the street were also filled with onlookers.


The march continues

The guards and royals continue along Whitehall

Prince Edward, from right, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, Prince William, Princess Anne and King Charles III follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II

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March reaches Whitehall and passes the Cenotaph

King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince William, Prince Harry and Peter Phillips march forward

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Procession in Westminster

The procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament



Crowds wipe away tears during procession

The Duke of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II

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A number of people could be seen wiping away tears as the Queen’s coffin made its way down The Mall.

Members of the public held up their phones to film and take pictures of proceedings, with a number standing on their tip-toes to catch a glimpse of the procession.

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