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The Queen to lie in state in London: everything you need to know

The public will be invited to view the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall from Wednesday afternoon to the morning of her funeral on Monday

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The Queen will lie in state at Westminster Hall in London from Wednesday at 5pm until 6:30am Monday 19 September. Here’s what that means and how you can be involved.

What exactly is meant by the term “lying in state”?
Lying in state is usually reserved for sovereigns, current or past queen consorts, and sometimes former prime ministers. During the formal occasion, the closed coffin is placed on view, as thousands of people queue to file past and pay their respects.

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