Memorial service about to begin at St Paul’s Cathedral for Queen Elizabeth II

Memorial service about to begin at St Paul’s Cathedral for Queen Elizabeth II

Mourners have gathered inside St Paul’s Cathedral for a memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II.

Prime Minister Liz Truss arrived and took her seat in the front row for Friday evening’s service of prayer and reflection.

The service is allowing around 2,000 members of the public to pay their respects to the Queen.

Tickets were made available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Doors opened at 4pm and attendees were told they must be seated by 5pm for the commencement of the service at 5.45pm. It will be broadcast on BBC 1.

Meanwhile the new monarch, King Charles III, will address the nation at 6pm from Buckingham Palace.

Members of the public queue in Paternoster Square ahead of the Service of Prayer and Reflection at St Paul's Cathedral (PA)
Members of the public queue in Paternoster Square ahead of the Service of Prayer and Reflection at St Paul’s Cathedral (PA)

King Charles held an audience with Prime Minister Liz Truss at around 4pm. Ms Truss is expected to be among the attendees at St Paul’s, along with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Lindsey, 64, and Danielle, 26, Carrington, from Solihull, who are attending the Service of Prayer and Reflection at St Paul’s Cathedral (PA)
Lindsey, 64, and Danielle, 26, Carrington, from Solihull, who are attending the Service of Prayer and Reflection at St Paul’s Cathedral (PA)

The Dean-Designate of St Paul’s, the Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, said: “We remember with gratitude the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“Over many centuries St Paul’s Cathedral has been a place to remember and mourn the lives of many of those who have died. As we join her family and the nation in mourning, we commend her life and work to God.”

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