Who carries Queen Elizabeth's coffin?

The coffin bearers at the Queen's funeral are from a unit of which the late monarch was Company Commander. Soldiers from the Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier

Guards, have been chosen to lift the coffin during the service at Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. Although a senior officer took day-to-day control, the former

sovereign's connection with her men was strong, and they will pay tribute to her during the service. The Queen's Company will retain its name up until the monarch is laid to

rest, and will later change to reflect the new King. Major Adrian Weale, a former British Army soldier, told the PA news agency: "They became the Queen's Company immediately

after the death of George VI and the Queen has been commander ever since. "It's their role to protect her body, both in life and in death, remaining the Queen's Company

until King Charles decides otherwise. "Their duties will then be transitioned to the next monarch." The coffin will be moved from the Palace of Westminster to

Westminster Abbey for the service at 11am. A public procession will begin at 12.15pm as the Queen's coffin makes the 1.5-mile journey from Westminster Abbey to Wellington

Arch in London. It will then be carried by the state hearse to Windsor in Berkshire, where the Queen will be laid to rest. Major Johnny Hathaway-White, 36, from

Wiltshire, will lay the Camp Colour of the Captain of the Queen's Company at Windsor Castle after it is placed onto a catafalque - a raised platform. It had been at the

Regimental Headquarters of the Grenadier Guards being prepared.