Thousands of people have now started filing past The Queen’s coffin as she lies in state at Westminster Hall.

This afternoon the coffin of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was taken on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

The Procession included Dismounted detachments of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

A Guard of Honour at Queen’s Gardens was made up of soldiers from 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.

The Coffin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, passes through Horse Guards during the procession on Wednesday 14th September 2022. Photographer: Corporal Rebecca Brown RLC – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

Minute Guns were fired by the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Hyde Park as The Coffin was borne to the Palace of Westminster.

The King’s Troop fired processional minute guns from Hyde Park, counting each minute of the procession with the troop’s world-class precision. Photographer: Corporal Rob Kane – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

The King’s Life Guard of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment turned out mounted in the Front Yard of Horse Guards and gave a Royal Salute to The Coffin as it passed through Horse Guards Arch until the Procession left Front Yard and moved on to Whitehall.

Her Majesty The Queen moves from Buckingham Palace thought House Guard parade square. Photographer: Sergeant Robert Weideman – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

The Band of the Scots Guards and the band of the Grenadier Guards played funeral marches and including a time beater Colour Sergeant Neil Brocklehurst from the Band of the Scots Guards with a black draped drum (muffled) that beat the pace of 75 paces per minute.

King Charles led the procession of the coffin as it made its way along The Mall on the gun carriage to the Palace of Westminster.

HRH King Charles III walks behind the Queen’s Coffin joined by HRH Princess Anne, HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry. Photographer: Corporal Paul Watson – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

The Bearer Party and Escort Party was made up from soldiers of The Queen’s Company, from 1st Battalion of The Grenadier Guards.

This is the Sovereign’s Company of which she uniquely held the position of Company Commander.

A Guard of Honour was mounted on the East side of Parliament Square consisting of three Officers and 48 Other Ranks from each of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, with Colours draped and accompanied by The Band of the Corps of Royal Marines with drums draped and muffled. A Royal Salute was given when the Procession approached New Palace Yard from Parliament Street until the North Doors of Westminster Hall closed.

Thousands of people have now started filing past The Queen’s coffin as she lies in state at Westminster Hall. The first members of the public paid their respects to the monarch shortly after 5pm.

The Queen will lie in state over the next four days until  6.30am on Monday, the day of the state funeral.

The Coffin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is seen here lying-in-sate at the Palace of Westminster in London today (14/09/2022). Photographer: Harland Quarrington – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

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