Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen’s funeral will begin at 11am at Westminster Abbey on Monday following a procession that will start at Westminster Hall earlier in the morning.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday 8th September at the age of 96 after 70 years as head of state.
The Palace has also confirmed that Prince Harry and Prince Andrew will be allowed to wear their military uniforms when they walk behind the coffin and during the service.
Earlier today, the new King, Charles III met the first minister of Wales as he and the Queen Consort continued with their tour of the United Kingdom.
Up until Thursday, the King had been the Prince of Wales since his investiture in 1969.
The King has met with the First Minister of Wales and the Llywydd, the Presiding Officer.
Y mae’r Brenin wedi cyfarfod gyda Phrif Weinidog Cymru a Llywydd y Senedd. pic.twitter.com/AHoTlLTvjb
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 16, 2022
Meanwhile in London, the queue to see Her Majesty lying in state in Westminster Hall was so long that organisers said the line had reached its “capacity” and entry had to be “paused” this afternoon.
At 3pm, those mourners at the back were expected to wait over 18 hours and would have to walk up to 10 miles before paying their respects.
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If my grandparents would have been here today, I know they would have wanted to be here.
One of those who was patiently waiting was former England football captain, David Beckham. He told ITV News that it was an honour to be in the queue.
The 47 year old, who now lives in America said: “I grew up in a household of royalists and was brought up that way.
“If my grandparents would have been here today, I know they would have wanted to be here.
“Her Majesty meant a lot [to people] in many different ways.”
Westminster Hall will host the UK’s longest reigning monarch until early on Monday morning.
Her four children and eight grandchildren are reportedly to hold a 15 minute vigil tonight in the hall.
Many public bodies will be closed on Monday with other high profile companies such as John Lewis, Aldi, Morrisons and Nandos also shutting their doors to the public.
Classes at Glasgow Clyde College, other colleges and universities and schools will not go ahead to allow students and pupils to watch the funeral from home.