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In Pictures: The Queen’s final journey from RAF Northolt

Thousands of people have lined the streets in Ruislip and across London this evening as the Queen’s coffin made its journey to RAF Northolt.

Mourners queued for hours to bid a final farewell to the country’s longest-serving monarch of over 70 years.

Below are some of the pictures we have obtained from people that are present at RAF Northolt this afternoon to witness this historic occasion.

King Charles III and Queen Consort arrived at RAF Northolt in a private plane on a wet day as members of the public looked on.

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King Charles III and Queen Consort arrive at RAF Northolt via private jet. Credit: Simon Sullivan/ RAF Northolt Movements

The coffin will now head to Buckingham Palace before it is laid to rest on Monday at the St Giles’ Cathedral.

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King Charles III and Queen Consort in Ruislip. Credit: Nae Mckay

Thousands of people are expected to see the Queen lying in state this weekend along with more headed to the palace to pay their respects.

Sharon Lynch, a member of Harrow Online who was present in Ruislip today, said: “What an absolute honour it has been to say that I was here. Despite the rain, everyone was in good spirits and I am glad I witnessed this in person. It was very emotional but a lovely send-off for her, she deserved it.”

Another onlooker, Wendy Adams, said: “it was a surreal experience. I will be going to see her again on Saturday, this time is something that we won’t see again. I was in tears hearing the cheers, so proud of our Queen.”

A statement posted by The Princess Royal this evening reads: “I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother’s life.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to accompany her on her final journeys. Witnessing the love and respect shown by so many on these journeys has been both humbling and uplifting.

“We will all share unique memories. I offer my thanks to each and every one who share our sense of loss. We may have been reminded how much of her presence and contribution to our national identity we took for granted.

“I am also so grateful for the support and understanding offered to my dear brother Charles as he accepts the added responsibilities of The Monarch.

“To my mother, The Queen, thank you.”