December 9, 2023

Black Rod walks via Westminster Corridor at 06:29am to pay respect on the ultimate day of the mendacity in state on the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped within the Royal Normal with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre, mendacity in state on the catafalque in Westminster Corridor, on the Palace of Westminster in London Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Yui Mok/Pool Photograph through AP)

LONDON (AP) — Occasions surrounding Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral on Monday cap 10 days of nationwide mourning and are anticipated to be watched by a whole lot of hundreds of individuals packed onto the streets of London and hundreds of thousands all over the world. These are only a few of the staggering array of numbers generated by the loss of life of the 96-year-old monarch after a 70-year-reign.

Listed below are some figures which have swirled round London and the remainder of the UK within the aftermath of her loss of life on Sept. 8 at her summer time retreat in Scotland of the one monarch most Britons have ever identified.

— 2,000: Dignitaries and visitors in Westminster Abbey for the the state funeral, starting from King Charles III and different royals to world leaders together with U.S. President Joe Biden to members of the British public who helped battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

— 800: Friends at a committal service later within the day at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Fort.

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— 5,949: Navy personnel deployed all through the meticulously choreographed operation that started with the queen’s loss of life on Sept. 8 at her Balmoral Property within the Scottish Highlands. That quantity contains 4,416 from the military, 847 from the navy and 686 from the air pressure. As well as, round 175 armed forces personnel from Commonwealth nations have been concerned.

— 1,650: At the very least that variety of army personnel can be concerned within the pomp-filled procession of the queen’s coffin from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch after her funeral. An extra 1,000 will line the streets alongside the procession route When the coffin reaches Windsor, 410 army personnel will participate within the procession, 480 will line streets, 150 can be in a guard of honor and line steps and 130 extra will fulfil different ceremonial duties.

— 142: Royal Navy scores who will pull the state gun carriage carrying the queen’s coffin on Monday when it leaves the Homes of Parliament for her funeral.

— Greater than 10,000: Cops. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy mentioned the “vastly advanced” policing operation is the most important within the London pressure’s historical past, surpassing the London 2012 Olympics which noticed as much as 10,000 law enforcement officials on obligation per day.

— 22: Miles of obstacles erected in central London alone to manage crowds and maintain key areas across the Homes of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace safe.

— 1 million: The variety of folks London transport authorities anticipate to go to the capital on Monday. Round 250 further rail providers will run to maneuver folks out and in of the town.

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— 5: Miles of individuals lining as much as file previous the queen’s coffin in Westminster Corridor. The mammoth queue stretched again from the Homes of Parliament alongside the south financial institution of the River Thames to Southwark Park. The quantity of people that considered the coffin over 4 days shouldn’t be but identified.

— 125: Film theaters that may open their doorways to broadcast Monday’s funeral dwell.

— 2,868: Diamonds, together with 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls, and 4 rubies, sparkle within the Imperial State Crown that rested on the queen’s coffin because it lay in state.

— 2: Minutes of silence on the finish of the funeral at Westminster Abbey.

— 1: Coffin. The silent eye within the days-long storm of pomp, pageantry and safety is a single, flag-draped oak coffin carrying the one monarch most Britons have ever identified.