Individuals who want to see the Queen mendacity in state have been warned of lengthy queues and banned from taking images, as official steerage was issued forward of the late monarch’s arrival at Westminster Corridor.
In depth guidelines and rules have been printed prematurely of the late monarch being flown to London on Tuesday, the place she is going to lie in state for 4 full days forward of her funeral subsequent Monday.
This morning, King Charles and the Queen Consort will journey to the Scottish capital to hitch a procession from Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral, the place the coffin might be introduced at 2.55pm.
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Mourners will have the ability to view the coffin, with the Crown of Scotland positioned on prime, from 5pm.
This is called mendacity at relaxation, relatively than mendacity in state, which won’t occur till the Queen is in London.
The Met Workplace is forecasting a cloudy day in Edinburgh, with “some patchy, mild rain”, however situations ought to have brightened up considerably by the afternoon.
A hearse will take the coffin to Edinburgh airport on Tuesday. It is going to be flown to London for the Queen to lie in state at Westminster Corridor from Wednesday.
Her closed coffin will relaxation on a raised platform – often known as a catafalque – contained in the corridor. Members of the general public will have the ability to file previous to pay their respects 24 hours a day till 6.30am on Monday 19 September – the day of the funeral, which will be a bank holiday.
Lots of of hundreds of persons are anticipated to flock to the capital for the once-in-a-lifetime proceedings, and people planning to go to should adhere to in depth steerage issued right now.
Learn extra: How and where can you see the Queen lying in state?
What do you have to anticipate should you go to?
Massive crowds are anticipated, with warnings of lengthy queues and delays on public transport.
Guests will undergo airport-style safety and there are tight restrictions on what you’ll be able to absorb.
Individuals might want to stand for a lot of hours, probably in a single day, with little or no alternative to take a seat down because the queue will preserve shifting.
“Please think about this earlier than you resolve to attend or convey youngsters with you,” says the official steerage.
The queue might also shut early to make sure as many guests as attainable can enter.
What are you able to absorb with you?
There might be a strict bag coverage, with just one small bag per individual permitted.
The bag should be smaller than 40cm x 30cm x 20cm, with a easy opening or zip.
Anybody who has to convey a bigger bag should depart it in a bag drop facility – however area is proscribed and there’s no assure of storage.
There are restricted locations to purchase meals alongside the queue route, so the general public is inspired to convey foods and drinks. However these should be consumed, or disposed of, earlier than getting into the palace.
A transportable cell phone charger is suggested, given the prolonged queue occasions.
What objects are banned?
Flasks or water bottles are banned – until they’re clear.
Flowers and different tribute objects, together with candles, comfortable toys and pictures, are additionally prohibited.
Flowers solely needs to be taken to the devoted space in Inexperienced Park.
Sharp objects, paint sprays, padlocks, chains, climbing gear and every other hazardous objects are banned.
Banners, placards, flags, promoting or advertising messages are additionally not allowed.
All tenting gear – together with coolers, hampers, sleeping baggage, blankets, folding chairs – are to not be introduced, in addition to non-foldable pushchairs.
Will or not it’s accessible?
Step-free entry might be obtainable for many who want it.
Extra details about the route might be supplied on Tuesday.
How should you behave?
Individuals are warned to “respect the dignity of this occasion”, and stay silent within the Palace of Westminster.
Delinquent behaviour, together with queue-jumping, extreme consumption of alcohol, or drunken behaviour, won’t be tolerated and folks threat being faraway from the queue.
Individuals are warned to not movie, photograph, or use cell phones within the safety search space or throughout the palace.
Wristbands might be given on the finish of the queue and solely these with wristbands can keep, so individuals won’t be able to queue on behalf of others or ask individuals to queue on their behalf.
You can not convey tents or gazebos, or mild barbecues or fires.
London needs to be dry from Wednesday till the funeral, the Met Workplace says, with lower than a ten% probability of rain.