Queen’s Lying in State: Rules on How to Pay Respects

The government has published a set of rules that have been put in place for mourners who are expected to pay the late Queen Elizabeth II their last respects.


Throng of mourners wanting to pay their last respect to the Late Queen Elizabeth II as she lies in state in London need to be prepared for a long wait and forget about trying to take a selfie with her coffin.

The lying in state begins at 17:00 BST on Wednesday and will last until 06:30 on Monday September 19. It will be open 24 hours a day between those times.

The government revealed details about how people can attend the lying in state. People will face airport-style security and tight restrictions as food, drinks, flowers, fireworks, flares, smoke canisters, whistles or other items that may cause a disturbance will not be allowed at the event.

The ministry advises people to bring essentials like suitable clothing for the weather and medications, food and drinks that must be disposed before you get to the security check point.

Members of the Royal Family, led by King Charles III, will follow behind the hearse as it travels from Holyroodhouse to St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, where the Queen’s closed coffin will lie under vigil for 24 hours.

Prior to that, the new King Charles III and the Queen Consort, Camilla, will appear in parliament, where they will receive condolences from Prime Minister Liz Truss and other lawmakers.


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