Crowds watch Queen's coffin journey to Buckingham Palace

STORY: King Charles and members of the royal family received the coffin, which had travelled in the well-lit hearse driving slowly from a nearby airport through London, with crowds all along the route, some cheering, others throwing flowers, and many ditching their cars or running from nearby streets to catch a glimpse of the cortege.

Princess Anne, the queen's only daughter, travelled with the coffin, first from the remote castle in Balmoral to Edinburgh, where it was greeted by tens of thousands of mourners, and then as it was brought to London.

On Wednesday (September 14), the coffin will be taken on a gun carriage as part of a grand military procession to Westminster Hall, where a period of lying in state will begin until the funeral on Monday.