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.

Queen Elizabeth II begins the last journey to unite with her ancestors

According to the itinerary, the Queen’s coffin will lie at Westminster Abbey until Monday to enable mourners pay their last respects.

Crowds of people who waited to catch a glimpse of the Queen’s coffin.

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.

All ceremonial viewing areas from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall were full, London’s City Hall disclosed.

Meanwhile, while the English mourn, some country’s have been barred from taking part in ongoing ceremonies marking the death of the Queen.

We have learnt that no representatives from Syria, Venezuela or Afghanistan have been invited to the Queen’s funeral.

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However, North Korea and Nicaragua have been invited only at ambassadorial level, a Whitehall source revealed.