18 Sep 2022

Queen funeral: The final preparations

Final preparations are underway at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Queen’s state funeral – the first since Winston Churchill’s in 1965.

Crowds have continued to make their way into central London, some queuing for the lying-in-state, while others are camping out alongside the funeral route, ready to witness this historic occasion.

Hundreds of foreign dignitaries are also now here – they’ll be inside the Abbey for the service itself.

But there will also be some special invited guests there, who’ve been rewarded by the Queen in the past for their service to the country.