Queen Elizabeth II: Londoners gather along procession route; time to bid her farewell
Queen Elizabeth bids farewell
The Queen’s coffin has finally left Buckingham Palace for the last time.
According to reports, silence fell among the thousands-strong crowd as a muffled drum draped in black was beaten at 75 paces per minute.
The mortal remains of the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, will lie in state at Westminster Abbey.
According to the itinerary, the Queen’s coffin will lie at Westminster Abbey until Monday to enable mourners pay their last respects.
Live pictures coming in from the UK earlier showed tens of thousands of people who lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the Queen’s coffin.
Large Union flags, through live images transmittedround the world, were positioned above the crowds, who were packed in behind temporary barriers to catch a glimpse of the procession as it left the palace.
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