The Daily Telegraph

Single stem Public asked not to throw bunches

- Joe Pinkstone

People honouring the late Queen at her funeral procession today are urged only to throw single flowers, not bunches, and to remove all plastic packaging.

The 25 miles from Westminste­r to Windsor Castle will be lined with mourners as Queen Elizabeth II is taken to be laid to rest in St George’s Chapel.

Her final journey will be through several London boroughs. Hounslow council anticipate­s the route will be “extremely busy”.

“Please do not throw or leave other tributes such as teddy bears,” it said.

“Bouquets and floral tributes can be placed at war memorials and places of worship.”

Flowers left at Windsor Castle yesterday had to pass through security arches at the entrance to The Long Walk.

Floral tributes already laid have been brought inside every evening and placed on the Castle Chapter grass on the south side of St George’s Chapel and Cambridge Drive.

Anyone with floral tributes today, the day of the committal service, is asked to lay them in the moat outside Windsor Castle.

Throughout the 10-day mourning Royal Parks has asked people to remove plastic packaging on flowers to help with the separation of organic and synthetic materials for the composting process.

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