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Procession reaches Wellington Arch

So, what’s the significance of Wellington Arch?

The procession has now reached its destination after a solemn march lasting around 45 minutes.

Procession reaches Wellington Arch
Procession reaches Wellington Arch

It was originally built in the 1820s as an entrance to Buckingham Palace but moved to its present location six decades later, being used to mark the Duke of Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon.

One of London’s best-known landmarks, it’s crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe – depicting the angel of peace.

Queen's coffin reaches Wellington Arch

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Procession on the Mall

The Queen’s coffin is accompanied by the bearer party of the Grenadier Guards, the King’s Body Guards of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, the Yeomen of the Guard and the Royal Company of Archers.

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