- The Queen has died
- Her funeral will take place on September 19
- So fans can say goodbye to her beforehand
The Queen, who was 96 years old, died on September 8th at her estate at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The world is still mourning the loss of the longest-reigning British monarch of all time.
On September 19, the Queen's funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey. Until then, the Queen's coffin is open to the public.
The Queen's coffin was last seen in St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh. There, the population was able to say goodbye to their Queen for around 22 hours. On the afternoon of September 13, her coffin was taken to London.
Queen Elizabeth: Here fans can see her coffin
Queen Elizabeth will lie in Westminster Hall until her funeral. The coffin is open to the public 24 hours a day. However, according to the Daily Mail, fans must plan for a long wait.
A large crowd is expected, which may even affect road traffic and local public transport. Visitors are given a wristband with a number while waiting in line and have to go through an airport-like security system.
Unfortunately, if you want to pay your last respects to the Queen with flowers or candles, you have to do so elsewhere, as these and other items such as banners or stuffed animals are prohibited.
Fans who finally make it to Westminster Hall will see the Queen's closed coffin. It will be placed on a platform and decorated with a royal flag and a crown.
Westminster Abbey closes to the public again in the early morning of September 19th. On this day, the royals gather for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth.