Queen Elizabeth’s coffin arrived at Buckingham Palace today, following her funeral cortege that passed through the streets of London yesterday. The final stop for the floral tributes was at Westminster Abbey, where the Queen’s coffin was placed on a dais in front of the choir. The abbey was also the scene of her coronation in 1953.
The Queen’s Funeral
Queen Elizabeth’s coffin has arrived at Buckingham Palace. The Queen, 95, died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital on Sunday after a short reign of 90 years. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced her death on Tuesday and the Queen’s body will be transferred to Windsor Castle on Wednesday for a state funeral.
The Procession to Buckingham Palace
Queen Elizabeth’s coffin arrived at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday afternoon. The flag-draped cortege, which stretched for miles, made its way from Westminster Abbey, where the Queen was laid to rest, to the palace. The almost two-hour procession included members of the Royal Family and thousands of civilians who lined the route. The Queen’s body will remain at Westminster Abbey until a funeral service there can be organised.
The Ceremony at Buckingham Palace
Queen Elizabeth’s coffin has arrived at Buckingham Palace! The 92-year-old monarch passed away on Sunday after a long reign which saw her become the longest-reigning British monarch. Her funeral will take place on Wednesday, with the ceremony at Buckingham Palace marking her final resting place.
The Reception at Buckingham Palace
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday morning after a five-day journey from Windsor Castle. A military guard of honour, comprising hundreds of soldiers and sailors, marched the casket from the railway station to the palace. The Queen’s body will lie in state at Westminster Abbey for three days before her funeral on Friday.