Archbishop of Canterbury leads service for Queen

STORY: The Queen's coffin left Buckingham Palace at 2.22 p.m. (1322GMT) and travelled in a solemn procession to Westminster Hall.

When the procession reached Westminster Hall, a medieval building with origins dating back to 1097 and the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster that houses the British parliament, the coffin was carried inside by soldiers from the Grenadier Guards and placed on a catafalque surrounded by candles.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, who had earlier visited people waiting in a long queue to pay their respects, conducted a short service.

Later the public will be allowed to file by in a constant stream, 24-hours a day, during four days of lying in state that will continue until the morning of the funeral on Sept. 19.