King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward lead the ceremonial Lying-in-State procession to transport Queen Elizabeth II's coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday September 14, 2022.
- The procession to take Queen Elizabeth II's coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall was lead by the Queen's children, borne on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
- Her Majesty will Lie-in-State at Westminster Hall until Monday September 19, when The Queen's funeral will take place.
- As royal mourners lined the streets of the coffin's route to Westminster Hall, King Charles was joined by his siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, as well as his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry for the poignant procession.
The procession, which began at 2.22pm, saw Her Majesty's coffin begin its journey from the gates of Buckingham Palace, making its way along The Mall, Horse Guards Road, across Horse Guards Parade and onto Whitehall and Parliament Square before turning into the Palace of Westminster.
The Imperial State Crown and a wreath made of pine, lavender, white roses and white dahlias sat atop her coffin, which was followed by the Queen and Prince Philip's four children - King Charles III, Princess Anne the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Prince William and Prince Harry also walked in the procession, along with Peter Phillips, making three of the Queen's four grandsons part of the ceremonial walk.
Prince Edward's son, James, Viscount Severn, who is the Queen's youngest grandson at just 14-years-old, did not appear in the procession but was present in Westminster Hall alongside his sister Lady Louise Windsor.
Princess Anne's husband Sir Timothy Laurence, the Queen's cousin the Duke of Gloucester, and the Queen's nephew the Earl of Snowdon, also walked behind Her Majesty's coffin.
Camilla, Queen Consort, Catherine the Princess of Wales, Sophie the Countess of Wessex, and Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex arrived at Westminster Hall by car prior to the procession. Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Zara Tindall and their husbands also arrived at Westminster Hall prior to the procession, along with other members of the extended Royal Family.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of the procession to watch the coffin make its way to Westminster Hall. The crowds remained silent for much of the time, later breaking into scattered applause as the coffin passed by to arrive at the Palace of Westminster at 3pm.
A short service at Westminster Hall was lead by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was accompanied by the Dean of Westminster, to prepare the Queen's coffin to begin Lying-in-State, in order for members of the public to pay their respects.
Parliament UK (opens in new tab) states, "The Lying-in-State of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II takes place in Westminster Hall. It is open to the public 24 hours a day from 5pm on Wednesday 14 September until 6.30am on Monday 19 September."
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