Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette

Queen’s coffin flown to RAF Northolt


THE Queen’s coffin landed at RAF Northolt ahead of her funeral in London.

Her coffin was flown from Edinburgh to the RAF base on Tuesday September 13, before being driven to Buckingham Palace. It was then taken to lie in state at Westminste­r Hall the next day for “four clear days” ahead of her state funeral on September 19.

Her Majesty’s coffin spent 24 hours lying in state at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh before making the

400 miles flight from Edinburgh Airport to RAF Northolt in Ruislip, accompanie­d by her daughter Princess Anne.

From there her coffin made the 14-mile trip across London to Buckingham Palace where the coffin was met by The Prince and Princess of Wales. Thousands of people lined the 15-mile procession route through London in order to see her coffin before she was taken to rest in the Bow Room of the Palace, so that staff can pay their respects.

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