The Royal Family delivers the Queen to the nation as fit to begin
The Queen was left in the nation’s care for a period of lying after her family marched in tribute behind her coffin as it was carried to Westminster Hall.
A cannon carriage which had carried the coffins of his mother and father carried the late monarch to Westminster Hall – a procession through the heart of the capital watched by tens of thousands of people lining the route.
In glorious summer sunshine, funeral marches played by military bands added to the solemn mood that left some mourners in tears, while others lifted their camera phones to record the historic moment.
King Charles III led the Royal Family as they walked behind the coffin, draped in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown, and fired at a gun carriage of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery .
Thousands of mourners flocked to see the moving sight of the Queen leaving the official residence where she spent much of her working life in the heart of the nation, with viewing areas declared full before the start of the procession.
The new monarch followed the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.
Behind the King were the Queen’s grandsons in line – Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales – who were followed by the late monarch’s son-in-law, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester, the queen’s cousin. , and his nephew the Earl of Snowdown.