King Charleshas arrived at Buckingham Palace as he prepares to lead the royal family on a sombre procession following the late Queen’s coffin as she istaken to lie in state at Westminster Hall .

As he arrived, the new monarch waved to public onlookers, while looking understandably emotional as he continues the preparations for his mother’s funeral.

Thelate Queen’scoffin arrived at Buckingham Palace last night after making its final journey from Edinburgh, after she passed away at the Scottish royal residence ofBalmoral Castle .

The arrival at Buckingham Palace caused emotional scenes at and around the Palace, and the new King was photographed along with his sonPrince Harryand daughter-in-lawMeghan Marklefor the first time since the Queen’s platinum jubilee earlier this year.

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Today at 2:22pm, a procession will set off from Buckingham Palace, travelling to Westminster Hall.

The King will follow behind the coffin on foot, along with his siblings and sons, the newPrince of Wales , Duke of Sussex,Duke of York,Princess Royaland the Earl of Wessex.

TheQueen Consort,Princess of Wales,Countess of Wessexand Duchess of Sussex will follow along by car.

Anne’s son Peter Phillips and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence are also expected to walk behind the procession, along with the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon.

The coffin, adorned with the Imperial State Crown, will be transported on a gun carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace.

The procession is set to arrive at Westminster Hall at 3pm where a service lasting around 20 minutes will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury accompanied by the Dean of Westminster.

The coffin will then be placed to lie in state, which will be opened to the public at 5pm.

Tens of thousands are expected to wait for hours in the queue before walking past the coffin, which will be raised on a catafalque and draped in the Royal Standard, with the Orb and Sceptre placed on top.

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It will be guarded at all hours by units from the Sovereign’s Bodyguard, the Household Division or Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London.

The government have explained that the queue will continuously move, meaning there will be little chance for well-wishers to sit or rest. They have also urged people to 'dress appropriately' – any clothing with 'political or offensive slogans' have been banned.

Flowers, tributes, candles, flags, photos, hampers, sleeping bags, blankets, folding chairs and camping equipment are also all banned.

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