Farewell Queen Elizabeth II: Her Majesty Is Taken To The Palace Of Westminster - LA Lives

An Instagram post from @theroyalfamily writes, “The Queen’s coffin, borne on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery departs Buckingham Palace, accompanied by His Majesty The King, members of the Royal Family, The King’s Household and representatives of the Household Division and Household Calvary.”

The post also states that the Imperial State Crown rests on the coffin, which is draped with the Royal Standard and flanked by the Bearer Party of The Queen’s Company 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

In addition, it says, “As Big Ben tolls and Minute Guns are fired, members of the public and a tri-service Guard of Honour line the route to pay their respects as the coffin makes its journey to the Palace of Westminster, where Her Majesty will lie in state.”

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According to a post in Washington Post’s YouTube channel:

“Thousands of Britons line the streets as Queen Elizabeth II is transferred via gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to lie in state in Westminster Hall. She will lie in state for four full days as the public and leaders from around the world come to pay their respects. The public will be able to visit 24 hours a day between 5 p.m. local time on Wednesday and 6.30 a.m. on the day of the funeral, Monday, Sept. 19. During that time, the queen’s closed coffin will lie on a raised platform known as a catafalque, draped in the flag of the sovereign with the orb and scepter — symbols of the monarchy — placed on top. After the funeral, the coffin will go to Windsor Castle, just outside of London, and she will be buried next to her husband, Prince Philip, at St. George’s Chapel.”

In an Instagram post @theroyalfamily, a statement from the Princess Royal reads:

“I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother’s life. It has been an honour and a privilege to accompany her on her final journeys. Witnessing the love and respect shown by so many on these journeys has been both humbling and uplifting.

We will all share unique memories. I offer my thanks to each and every one who share our sense of loss. 

We may have been reminded how much of her presence and contribution to our national identity we took for granted. I am also so grateful for the support and understanding offered to my dear brother Charles as he accepts the added responsibilities of The Monarch.

To my mother, The Queen, thank you.”

Banner photo from Instagram @theroyalfamily.

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