What’s in the state? How and when to visit the Queen’s coffin after her death

The slow ride allowed mourners to come out the other side of the route and pay their respects to the late monarch.

The queen will are in St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh to allow the public to pay their respects before lying in state at Westminster Hall for 4 days.

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When can you visit the laid out Queen?

The Queen will be taken into state custody in Edinburgh on Monday 12 September.

There will be a queuing system with security checks and cell phone restrictions.

Photographing and recording is strictly prohibited.

Members of the public wishing to pay their respects have been warned to expect long waits due to expected demand.

The Queen’s coffin will be flown from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt on Tuesday 13 September. From Wednesday she will be in state for “four clear days” at Westminster Hall until the morning of Monday September 19.

More information on how to visit Her Majesty while she is in state follows.

However, Sky news It is reportedly expected that people will have the opportunity to see the Queen lying in state for 23 hours out of the four days she is there.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will hold a short service following the arrival of the coffin and thousands of people are expected to parade past the coffin on his catafalque to pay their respects.

Senior royals are also expected to pay their own moving tribute and at some point stand guard around the coffin – the tradition known as the Prince’s Vigil.

Information on how to visit the Queen while she is in state will be available on the British Parliament website here.

The Argus: The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II leaving Balmoral (PA)Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin leaves Balmoral (PA)

What does staying down mean?

Laying in State refers to the formal occasion where a coffin is displayed for the public to pay their respects before a funeral service.

Lying in state is given to the sovereign as head of state, the current or former queen consort, and sometimes former prime ministers.

The last one in the state was the Queen Mother in 2002. An estimated 200,000 people visited the Queen Mother during that time.

What happens when you are lying down?

During the laying-in period, the coffin of the deceased rests on a raised platform in the center of Westminster Hall.

Each corner of the platform is patrolled 24 hours a day by units from the Sovereign’s Bodyguard, Foot Guards or Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

Members of the public are free to walk past the platform and pay their respects.


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When is the Queen’s funeral?

It has been officially announced that the Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September at 11am.

The Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, confirmed the news on Saturday.

Ahead of the funeral, the Queen will lie in Westminster Hall for “four clear days” from Wednesday September 14, a senior palace official has said.

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