Queen Elizabeth II: The Queen's coffin is on its final journey through London

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 Queen Elizabeth II: The Queen's coffin is on its final journey through London
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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is on its final journey through London.

The funeral service for the late monarch at Westminster Abbey ended around 12 noon on Monday (19 September), after which the Queen's coffin was laid in the presence of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Rev. Robert Latham Minor Canon, Rev. Mark Birch Minor Canon and Cantor Paul Baumann left the historic building and was placed on the royal carriage for a final procession through central London.

Later this afternoon, the Queen's coffin will arrive at Wellington Arch at 2pm for transfer to a hearse for transport to Windsor. In the current procession through London, the coffin is followed by members of the royal family, led by King Charles III. and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla. They are followed by Princess Anne and her husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Andrew, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The coffin is then followed by Prince William, his wife Catherine, the Princess of Wales, and their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, born to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Earl of Snowdon, Princess Anne's son, Peter Phillips and to be succeeded by the Duke of Gloucester. And Prince Michael of Kent and the Duke of Kent are also part of the royal procession through the British capital. The procession will consist of several groups, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, various Armed Forces units and NHS staff, each accompanied by a service band. During the procession, cannons are fired every minute in Hyde Park by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery while Big Ben chimes every minute. Buckingham Palace staff, including gardeners and kitchen workers, have also joined the procession.

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