Queen Elizabeth’s coffin arrives at Palace of Westminster to lie in state – latest updates

Queen arrives at Palace of Westminster

The procession of the Queen’s coffin has arrived at the Palace of Westminster.

The coffin will now be placed on the catafalque with a short service held by the Archbishop of Canterbury to follow.

After a service lasting around 20 minutes, the Queen’s lying in state will begin, lasting for four days and ending on the morning of the state funeral on 19 September.

The King and the Queen Consort will return to Buckingham Palace.

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Geneva Abdul

“It was very moving. I’ve been close to tears, still am,” said Janet Elizabeth Rockley, wearing a red hat with a union jack trim.

“It was very solemn, very quiet, and I think that showed a great deal of respect for her.”

Rockley, originally from Nottingham, came from her London apartment this morning and secured a front-row seat looking through the barriers onto the procession.

She was born months before the coronation and…

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This article was written by Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Martin Belam and Rebecca Ratcliffe (earlier) and originally published on www.theguardian.com