William, Kate, Harry and Meghan on way to Buckingham Palace to greet Queen's coffin

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Prince Harry and Meghan, along with Prince William and Kate, have set off from Windsor Castle to Buckingham Palace. The Prince and Princess of Wales looked pensive as they headed off for the emotional visit.

Princess Anne has just made a poignant journey from Scotland to London with the Queen’s body.  The coffin, accompanied by the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, landed at RAF Northolt just before 7pm.

They were met by Prime Minister Liz Truss and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace on the airfield. The Prince and Princess of Wales will be travelling from Windsor, having made a surprise reunion with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to greet mourners and view floral tributes left at the castle.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla will be leading the family as they receive the coffin at the palace. The coffin will be removed from the hearse and carried through the Grand Entrance.

Tonight, it will lie in the Bow Room, a room facing the garden and where Her Majesty used to receive guests including heads of state from around the world. It will then be taken to Westminster Hall to begin lying in state tomorrow.

The King’s three siblings – Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward – will greet it with their spouses, the Queen Consort, Sir Tim Laurence and the Countess of Wessex. All eight of her grandchildren and their husbands and wives will be present.

Other grandchildren include Princess Beatrice and her husband Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Peter Phillips, Zara and Mike Tindall, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.

Also present will be the Queen’s beloved niece and nephew Lady Sarah Chatto and Earl Snowdon, the children of Princess Margaret.

The reception of the coffin is considered to be a private event, to allow the family a moment of quiet reflection.

Therefore, there will be no public ceremony or vigil tonight, nor any films or photographs taken of the event.



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