King Charles arrives at Buckingham Palace before he's set to lead Royals in sombre procession behind the Queen’s coffin | The Sun

KING Charles has arrived at Buckingham Palace as he prepares to lead his family on a sombre procession behind his mother's coffin.

The Monarch waved to the crowds as he was driven into the London residence this morning.

He will today join the royals in a poignant 38-minute procession through London to Westminster Hall.

Sons Prince William and Prince Harry will stand united as they join the cortege this afternoon.

Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward will form part of the procession.

Anne's son Peter Phillips and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence are also in the cortege, as well as the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon.

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The Queen Consort, Kate Middleton, Sophie Wessex and Meghan Markle are all following by car.

Once at Westminster, a 20 minute service will take place led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The doors of Westminster Hall will then open at 5pm allowing mourners to pass the Queen's coffin as she lies in state.

Her Majesty was driven into Buckingham Palace for the last time yesterday after she was flown from Edinburgh to London.

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The darkness outside the Palace was pierced by the glow of thousands of phone lights that guided the Queen into her London residence.

Her police outriders bowed their heads as the coffin was driven through the silent crowds.

She was met at the Palace by the Royals – including Charles, Harry, Meghan, William and Kate.

The Queen remained in the Bow Room overnight before she lies in state from today in Westminster.

Thousands of people are already lining the streets to see the Queen's coffin before she is taken to the Hall.

Up to 400,000 are expected to descend on the capital today to pay their respects.

Some have camped overnight in the rain to be able to pass by the Queen's coffin from 5pm.

While others of others can watch today's procession on large screens at Hyde Park.

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