William and Kate to be at Buckingham Palace to receive Queen’s coffin today

The Queen’s coffin will continue lying in state in Edinburgh until 5pm today, Tuesday 13 September, when it will be flown to London ahead of her funeral next week.

Her Majesty’s coffin will remain at the St Giles’ cathedral until early evening following an emotional vigil involving her four children last night.

At 6pm, the Queen will depart Scotland for the last time as her coffin is flown from Edinburgh Airport to London on an RAF Globemaster C-17 flight, accompanied by her daughter, Princess Anne.

King Charles III will be joined by his Queen Consort to receive his mother’s coffin at Buckingham Palace, where she spent so many of her decades as sovereign.

The Prince and Princess of Wales will also be at the Palace as the coffin arrives ahead of the funeral on 19 September.

The coffin will be carried by a bearer party to the Bow Room where it will remain overnight before a procession on Wednesday to Westminster Hall for the start of the lying in state.

After being flown back to London, the Queen’s coffin will then be taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery to the Palace of Westminster, where she will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four days.

In London, members of the public will be able to file past the coffin at Westminster Hall from 5pm on Wednesday 14 September until 6.30am on Monday 19 September.