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Plans announced for queen’s funeral


A casket carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin drives through Edinburgh, Scotland. Associated Press/Photo by Jane Barlow

Plans announced for queen’s funeral

Mourners lined streets throughout Scotland on Sunday to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II. A hearse carrying the late monarch’s casket proceeded slowly to Edinburgh from Balmoral Castle, where the queen died Thursday. 

What are the funeral plans for the queen? Her casket will be flown to London on Tuesday. She will lie in state at the Houses of Parliament starting Wednesday. Members of the public can view the casket until her funeral service on Sept. 19. Officials warned anyone coming to pay their respects to prepare for tight security and hourslong waits.

Dig deeper: Read Lynde Langdon’s obituary of Queen Elizabeth II.


Lynde Langdon

Lynde is WORLD’s executive editor for news. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.

@lmlangdon


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