The Queen is back home in Buckingham Palace where her coffin will remain overnight

Columnist Mike Senker: My opinion on the TV coverage of the Queen´s death

Columnist Mike Senker: My opinion on the TV coverage of the Queen´s death. Credit: Twitter@RoyalFamily

Her Majesty the Queen is back in Buckingham Palace for the final time where her coffin will remain overnight.

After travelling down the A-40 from RAF Northolt, Her Majesty the Queen is finally back home in Buckingham Palace this evening, Tuesday, September 13. Her coffin was transported in the state hearse after arriving in west London from Edinburgh earlier today at 6:55pm.

The late monarch’s body was received at the Palace by her son, King Charles III, along with his wife, the Queen Consort. All the members of the Royal family were present, including Prince William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales were also waiting for the hearse, along with Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Now that the Queen’s coffin is back in England, the Royal Standard of Scotland has been discreetly switched in transit, and it is now draped with the Royal Standard. The King’s Guard formed a guard of honour at the Grand Entrance as the state hearse arrived.

Her majesty’s body will lie in overnight the Bow Room of Buckingham Palace. It will then be transported tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14, to the Palace of Westminster. The late monarch’s coffin will lie in state until the day of her funeral on Monday, September 19. A burial ceremony will follow at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Earlier this evening, an RAF Globemaster C-17 aircraft had brought the coffin back to England, accompanied by the Princess Royal and her husband Sir Tim Laurence, along with the Lord Chamberlain.

As they disembarked at RAF Northolt they were welcomed by members of the Guard of Honour, along with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. Her Majesty’s coffin was slowly carried down a ramp and into the waiting state hearse while the Guard of Honour presented arms.

The King’s Colour for The Royal Air Force was then lowered in a salute by the Guard of Honour, who remained in place until the state hearse had departed the airfield bound for London.


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