After the Princess Royal, Princess Anne accompanied her mother, Queen Elizabeth II's coffin continues to lie in state at rest Buckingham Palace, where it was met by King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, as well as other members of the Royal Family.

A guard of honour, formed by the King's Guard, received the coffin, before it was taken to the Bow Room, inside the palace, and watched over by a rota of chaplains.


Earlier in the day, the King and Camilla flew to Belfast where King Charles met Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, as well as other party leaders after arriving at Hillsborough Castle.

For the King, after a meeting with religious leaders, he and Camilla travelled through Belfast city centre on route to a prayer service at St Anne's Cathedral, before returning to London. At the same time, the coffin moved from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where the Queen is lying in state for four days - placed on view before the funeral ceremony on September 19.

As the cortege made the journey through central London, crowds watch - along Queen's Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard, in a procession which included the King and members of the Royal Family, before guns were fired at Hyde Park and Big Ben’s bells rang out loud and proud.

Adorned with the Imperial State Crown, the coffin was then carried on a gun carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, with the King and members of the royal family walking behind in a journey taking 38 minutes. Set to arrive at Westminster Hall, once there, it will rest on a raised platform - each corner of which will be guarded 24-hours-a-day by soldiers from units that serve the Royal Household.

Members of the public will be able to pay their respects from tomorrow, with government social media channels, including those for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, providing regular updates on estimated queuing times. People are being warned they will need to stand for many hours - possibly overnight - with little opportunity to sit down, as the queue will be constantly moving.

Large numbers of floral tributes have already been placed by the public at royal residences around the UK. The Royal Household has issued guidance on where they can be left.

A one-minute silence is set to be held across the UK at 20:00 BST on Sunday 18 September, the night before the Queen's funeral.