Final preparations underway for funeral of the Queen

While large parts of the country will close down, some British Legion branches, cinemas and churches are among the places which will open their doors as people gather to pay their last respects to the late monarch

Final preparations are under way this evening ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Monday. The service at Westminster Abbey will also be livestreamed from screens at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh.

In London, rehearsals will continue throughout the weekend, for the funeral which is expected to be watched by millions around the globe.