HEATHROW Airport has confirmed a number of flight changes for Brits travelling today during the Queen’s coffin procession on Wednesday.

The London airport said that flights will be delayed during the procession, to avoid disruption.

These include flights being disrupted between 1.50pm and 3.40pm on Wednesday to “ensure silence over central London as the ceremonial procession moves from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall”.

The west London airport said in a statement that “out of respect” for the mourning period it will be making “appropriate alterations to our operation”.

The airport added: “Passengers will be notified by their airlines directly of any changes to flights.

“We anticipate further changes to the Heathrow operation on Monday September 19, when Her Majesty’s funeral is due to take place, and will communicate those in more detail over coming days.

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“We apologise for the disruption these changes cause, as we work to limit the impact on the upcoming events.”

Airports have made a number of last minute changes to flights during the period of mourning.

The airspace around Edinburgh Airport was temporarily closed yesterday after the Queen's coffin travelled from Scotland to London.

Manchester Airport has also issued new travel advice for Brits heading to the airport in the upcoming days.

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The airport issued a statement on social media saying: "Across the transport industry, services are expected to be much busier than usual throughout the period of mourning.

"Plan ahead, check before you travel and allow more time for your journey." 

Queen Elizabeth II will leave Buckingham Palace for the final time before lying in state begins in Westminster later this evening.

The procession will leave the palace at 2.22pm and is expected to arrive at Westminster Hall at 3pm.

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Members of the public are already queueing for the Queen's lying in state at Westminster Hall, which opens today, and thousands are still placing floral tributes in Green Park.

The Queen will then be laid to rest at 11am on Monday, September 19.


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