Heads of state and international dignitaries have begun gathering at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea before travelling to Westminster Abbey.

Overseas government representatives will journey to Westminster from the situation for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

Shortly after 7.30am, dignitaries started to arrive at the in diplomatic automobiles with darkish home windows.

The first car to cross the police cordon was registered to Sudan. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudan’s navy leader, is anticipated to attend the Queen’s funeral.

A car registered to the German embassy has additionally been noticed arriving at the safety cordon around the hospital.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is known to be attending the funeral.

Other delegations that arrived embody Slovenia, Croatia, Nigeria and Malawi.

The Italian president Sergio Mattarella was among the many last to arrive in Chelsea in a chauffeur-driven Maserati with the number plate ITA 1.

A senior Buckingham Palace official said they will be “travelling under collective arrangements” to the Abbey.

The doorways of Westminster Abbey opened at 8am for the two,000 members of the congregation to start taking their seats.

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