Members of the public are given a final opportunity to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen after her death at the age of 96.

The late monarch’s coffin is set to journey down to London from Scotland on Tuesday, and her body will Lie-In-State in Westminster Hall from 5 p.m. (GMT) onwards.

On Tuesday, Her Majesty’s coffin will be driven from St Giles’ Cathedral in Scotland to Edinburgh Airport, where it will be flown to the nation’s capital.

It’s set to land in London at 7 p.m. and will instantly be taken to Buckingham Palace from there, where the royal family will be able to pay their respects.

Fans wishing to pay tribute to the royal in person will be able to visit Her Majesty’s coffin on Wednesday.

The Palace of Westminster will open its doors to the general public 24 hours a day and will close at 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 19 – the day of Her Majesty’s state funeral.

Though the public won’t actually see the Queen’s body, they will get a chance to walk near the royal’s closed coffin, which will be covered by the flag called the Royal Standard.

Britain's King Charles III attends a Vigil at St Giles' Cathedral, in Edinburgh, on September 12, 2022, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Britain’s King Charles III attends a Vigil at St Giles’ Cathedral, in Edinburgh, on September 12, 2022, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Due to the high volume of people expected to attend, there will be guards placed in each corner of the platform.

Mourners will be asked to pass the coffin without stopping, to ensure the line is moving swiftly throughout the day and night.

There will be an airport-style security clearance upon entering, according to the UK government’s website.

Key moments of the ceremonial procession and the Lying-in-State will be broadcast on the BBC, Sky News, and ITV.

The late queen’s funeral, taking place on Monday, is expected to be attended by scores of world leaders.

Hundreds of people crowded outside Buckingham Palace's gate to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
Hundreds of people crowded outside Buckingham Palace’s gate to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. Long wait times are expected at Westminster to view the Queen.
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President Joe Biden has formally accepted his invitation to attend, saying he will travel to England with First Lady Jill Biden for the service at London’s Westminster Abbey.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin, however, will not be in attendance, according to Sky News. A Kremlin spokesperson said Putin sent the new king a note expressing his condolence.

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to attend, according to Sky News, as is Japan’s, Emperor Naruhito.

Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Her funeral will mark the end of the 10-day period of national mourning and will be a public holiday across the UK.



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