Queen Elizabeth’s death and funeral: Live updates

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The Queen Elizabeth Tower in London is seen at sunset on August 24.
The Queen Elizabeth Tower in London is seen at sunset on August 24. (Alastair Grant/AP)

Some flights from London’s Heathrow Airport will be disrupted between 1:50 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. local time (between 8:50 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. ET) on Wednesday to “ensure silence over central London as the ceremonial procession moves from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.”

Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest international airports, said Tuesday that “out of respect” for the mourning period it will be making “appropriate alterations to our operation.”

“Passengers will be notified by their airlines directly of any changes to flights,” it added.

“We anticipate further changes to the Heathrow operation on Monday September 19, when Her Majesty’s funeral is due to take place, and will communicate those in more detail over coming days,” it said on its Twitter feed.

“We apologise for the disruption these changes cause, as we work to limit the impact on the upcoming events,” it added.

Wider airspace restrictions are in place in London until Monday evening, Sept. 19, after Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral is held at Westminster Abbey.

Aircraft are banned below a certain altitude (2,500 feet above sea level) within central London, the UK Civil Aviation Authority said earlier.

Restrictions also apply to all drones flying, it said.


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