Queen Elizabeth II's funeral: What will happen in Windsor? - BBC

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The Royal Family will travel to Windsor after Her Majesty's state funeral at Westminster Abbey

Thousands of people are expected in Windsor on Monday to say a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty's state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11:00 BST, before her coffin is transported to St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Here is what we know about how events will unfold in Windsor on the day:

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What time does the coffin get to Windsor?

The hearse is expected to leave London at about 13:00 BST and arrive in Windsor at 15:00 BST.

Map showing route to Windsor

There will be a walking procession up Windsor Castle's Long Walk.

The three-mile (5km) avenue will be lined with members of the armed forces.

King Charles III and senior members of the Royal Family are expected to join the cortege in the Quadrangle in Windsor Castle a little later.

A televised committal service for Her Majesty will take place in St George's Chapel at 16:00 BST.

Route showing final section of the Queen's funeral procession

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Where to watch the Queen's funeral in Windsor

There will be public viewing areas on the Long Walk in Windsor for the committal, along with viewing screens to watch the service in Westminster Abbey.

Long Walk procession and viewing areas

Water stations, toilets, catering and waste facilities will be provided across the town, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has confirmed.

Mourners walking along the Long Walk in Windsor

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Viewing areas will be in place along the Long Walk

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How to get to Windsor

People visiting Windsor on Monday have been encouraged to use public transport where possible.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council has announced that 21 roads will be fully closed all day.

Residents living in these roads will not be able to leave or enter the area when the restrictions are in place.

The reopening times are currently unknown.

Train operators have said all services will be "extremely busy" and travellers have been warned not to attempt to go to London for the funeral and then to Windsor for the committal service.

As it is a bank holiday, normal ticket restrictions have been lifted.

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Where to park

On Monday, parking will be suspended between 00:01 and 23:59 BST on A308 Osborne Road, A308 Frances Road and A308 Alma Road.

But all council-owned public car parks, except for Home Park, will be open - although they have very limited availability, according to the council.

There will be parking at Windsor racecourse in Maidenhead Road which will cost £12 and will be card payment only on arrival, while the Review Ground car park on the A332 will cost £20.

Flowers outside Windsor Castle

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Thousands of people have already travelled to Windsor to pay their respects

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Policing and security

Thames Valley Police will be mounting its largest policing operation on Monday, according to the force's police and crime commissioner (PCC).

PCC Matthew Barber has said he believed there would be a bigger crowd than the 150,000 at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.

Ahead of the committal service officers will also search and screen those coming to Windsor to pay their respects.

Search arches will be in place and people have been asked to clear their bags of unnecessary items, and leave large items at home.

Officers have also been patrolling areas of the town with dogs, including the centre, the Long Walk, and Home Park, searching phone boxes, drains, and bins for suspicious items.

search arches in Windsor

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The search arches will be in addition to "the strict search regimes carried out by officers", police said

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