The new Monarch of the United Kingdom, King Charles III, requested that her mother, Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin should be covered with the garland containing foliage of Rosemary, English Oak and Myrtle and flowers in shades of gold, pink and deep burgundy, with touches of white, cut from the gardens of Royal Residences.
The royal family’s official Twitter handle ahead of Queen’s funeral shared the Coffin’s photograph with the caption wording, “At The King’s request, the wreath contains foliage of Rosemary, English Oak and Myrtle (cut from a plant grown from Myrtle in The Queen’s wedding bouquet) and flowers, in shades of gold, pink and deep burgundy, with touches of white, cut from the gardens of Royal Residences.”
King Charles III led the sad procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey. The funeral service began at 11:00 BST.
The funeral ceremony of the Queen of Britain will witness the end of 10 days of events across the UK since the Queen’s death.
London police are preparing for high security at Britain’s most historic event organised by the Royal family, where political leaders and other notables are invited.
Before the service begins, the Queen’s Coffin will be handed in the first three processions throughout the day through Parliament Square, a distance of about 820ft (250m).
Around 2000 mourners will bid their last goodbye to the late Monarch, including 500 dignitaries with presidents, prime ministers and foreign royalty among the guests.
US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron have arrived, while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska will also be at the abbey.
Many European royal families will also be members, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Denmark, and the Emperor and Empress of Japan.