How and when you can pay respect and visit Queen’s coffin today
After passing away at her beloved Balmoral Castle on Thursday, September 8, her final trip back to London has begun.
Sunday night, after a six-hour hearse ride from Balmoral, her casket arrived at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Because of the procession’s leisurely pace, people from all along the path were able to come out and pay their respects to the king.
The public will have the opportunity to pay their respects to the Queen while she lies in state in St. Giles’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, followed by four days of viewing at Westminster Hall
When will the Queen’s coffin be open for visitors?
On Monday, September 12, the Queen will lay in state in Edinburgh.
Security checks and cell phone bans will be in force, and there will be a queue system in effect.
The use of cameras and recording devices is prohibited.
The public has been cautioned that there will be long lines of people waiting to pay their respects.
The royal body will be transported from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt on Tuesday, September 13. Her “four clear days” of lying in state begin on Wednesday and continue through the morning of Monday, September 19.
However, according to Sky News, the public should be able to view the Queen while she lies in state for 23 hours during the four days she is there.
Thousands of people are expected to file past the coffin as it lies on its catafalque in order to pay their respects after a brief service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
As part of their own heartfelt homage, senior royals will stand vigil over the casket at some point throughout the ceremony, a ritual known as the Vigil of the Princes.
The UK Parliament website will have information on how to see the Queen while she lies in state.