Queen’s hearse to go on A-roads to give mourners chance to pay respects

The Queen’s coffin will travel on A-roads rather than motorways as she makes her final journey after her state funeral on Monday. 

The hearse carrying the late monarch is expected to travel from Westminster Abbey to St George’s Chapel in Windsor via the A30 and A4 rather than the M4, giving more mourners the chance to pay their last respects.

While the motorway would provide the quickest option, officials are keen to give the public the chance to say goodbye to the country’s longest-serving monarch after the queue to see her lie in state reached five miles.

The full route for the Queen’s final journey could be published on Friday to allow people time to make plans for where to give their send-off.