The couple were joined by
prominent members of the royal family, including King Charles III and Camilla,
Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales as well as Prince Harry and
Eugenie’s sister, Princess
Beatrice was also in attendance, along with her husband Edoardo Mapelli
Prince Andrew, the Earl and
Countess of Wessex, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall were also at
Buckingham Palace, where they greeted the coffin, six days ahead of the
late monarch’s funeral.
The Queen arrived back in
London on Tuesday following a journey from Scotland, where the coffin lay at
rest at St Giles’ Cathedral.
After a plane journey to RAF
Northolt, the coffin arrived at the Palace, accompanied by Princess Anne.
The Queen will spend Tuesday
night in the Bow Room, where she once hosted dinners for foreign royals and
dignitaries, including King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and former US president
Today, Wednesday, a procession
will take place to move the coffin to Westminster Hall, where the Queen will
lie in state for four days.
The late monarch will then
make a journey through central London and crowds will be able to watch the cortege
as it travels along Queen’s Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards
Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard.
Guns will be fired at Hyde
Park and Big Ben will toll to mark the solemn event.