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Queen’s coffin to remain in London for four days before her funeral on Monday

A huge number of people are expected to arrive at Westminster Hall to pay their last respects to the longest-reigning monarch of Britain, whose coffin will lie in state for four days before her funeral on Monday.

By wasmulhaq 
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London: On Wednesday, a wreath of flowers and the Imperial State Crown were put on top of Queen Elizabeth’s coffin, which was brought to London’s Westminster Hall.

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A huge number of people are expected to arrive at Westminster Hall to pay their last respects to the longest-reigning monarch of Britain, whose coffin will lie in state for four days before her funeral on Monday.

Those who want to pay tribute to the queen and view her coffin have just 24 hours a day until 6:30 am local time on Monday, when the funeral will be held.

The coffin has been kept on a catafalque, or a raised platform, in the centre of Westminster Hall. Royal guards in plumed hats and ceremonial uniforms will have to remain standing 24 hours a day at every corner of the platform.

The government has set a time for the people to pay tribute to the Queen. They may have to face 30-hour waits to pay tribute to the Queen. In anticipation of a large crowd, extra toilets and water fountains are set to be placed so that no problems arise due to heavy rush along the route. Shakespeare’s Globe will be kept open round the clock so that people can refresh and rest.

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The lying in state takes place at Westminster Hall, a 900-year-old building in the capital. Built in 1097, it’s the oldest surviving building of the Palace of Westminster.

After the funeral service on September 19, the coffin will be taken to Windsor, where the queen will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

Prince Philip’s coffin, which is currently in St. George’s Chapel’s Royal Vault, is likely to be moved to the memorial chapel to join the queen’s.

Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving monarch of Britain. She died on September 8 at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle.

 

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