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Quick service to mark begin of Queen’s mendacity in state

The queue to see the Queen mendacity in state might stretch 5 miles.(Picture: Getty/iStock)

The Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a brief service earlier than Westminster Corridor is opened to the general public for the Queen’s mendacity in state.

Archbishop Justin Welby will probably be accompanied on the service by the Dean of Westminster.

It’s anticipated to final round 20 minutes.

After the service, the corridor will probably be opened to members of the general public to return in and pay their respects over the subsequent 4 days.

The federal government printed the complete queue route on Tuesday, stretching round 5 miles alongside the Thames from Albert Embankment to Southwark Park. 

It’s believed round one million folks will prove to pay their final respects, with queuing instances probably peaking at 35 hours.

Solely round 400,000 persons are anticipated to have the ability to file previous, that means as much as 600,000 folks may very well be turned away.

Church buildings alongside the route are reportedly being requested to supply sensible help to folks ready in line.

The Queen’s coffin returned to Buckingham Palace final evening from Scotland, the place a whole bunch of hundreds of individuals got here out to pay their respects.

A brief service was held the coffin’s arrival, attended solely by shut members of the family.

Immediately, the royal household will stroll behind the coffin as it’s taken from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor in a solemn procession by central London.

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