The central london streets they woke up this monday blockeds before the exceptional measures ifsecurity and the massive influx of people who wants to give his last goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II after her state funeral.
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Since before dawn, buses have interrupted their usual routes, unable to reach the heart of the capital, while at least three tube stations are closed: Westminster, Saint James’ and Hyde Park Corner.
Private cars hardly circulate in London, where activity is also very low since the day has been declared a public holiday by the authorities.
The Government has invited all citizens who wish to approach the route that the funeral procession of Elizabeth II will follow after the funeral, scheduled for 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT), although it has also warned that movements within London they will be very complicated.
All areas reserved for the public to view the procession after the funeral are already full.
The subway cars appear from the first hour full of people who want to pay tribute to the monarch, many of them with bouquets of flowers in their hands and some dressed in rigorous mourning.
There is no shortage of people who show their desperation when the police point out to them the roadblocks, which forces them to make considerable detours from the planned path.
Buses with members of the British Government have begun to arrive at around 08:00 (07:00 GMT) at Westminster Abbey, although the arrival of the first heads of state and high-ranking dignitaries is expected to occur later.
So far, the main government officials, such as the Economy Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, and the Foreign Minister, James Cleverly, have already entered the temple where the ceremony for Elizabeth II will be officiated.
After the funeral, a procession that will pass in front of Buckingham Palace will take Elizabeth II to Windsor Castle, where she will be buried next to her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Thousands of people, many carrying British flags, have spent the night outdoors, despite the low temperatures, to occupy the best place to see the coffin pass, transported on a gun carriage, and which will be accompanied by several members of the royal family, with King Carlos III at the head.
Despite this, the heart of the ceremony, the British Parliament – where the coffin has rested until today in a burning chapel – and Westminster Abbey, appear strictly shielded from the public, and only the police and the press manage to access the place. after passing several security checks.
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