Royal Family Unites to Take Queen’s Coffin to Public Viewing

LONDON—The royal household united in procession Wednesday as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin left her dwelling at Buckingham Palace for the final time, taken atop a gun carriage in a somber ceremonial march to Westminster Corridor, the place it started a four-day interval of mendacity in state earlier than her state funeral.

King Charles III was joined by his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, and the broader royal household in what a senior aide described because the coffin’s transition “from family to state”—from mendacity in Balmoral and Buckingham Palace surrounded by household to mendacity in Westminster Corridor for the general public to mourn.