the public gathers in front of the queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall

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8:48 p.m. : It’s time to take stock of the news.

• Extension of the tariff shield, new energy check, aid to businesses… We summarize what you should remember from the government’s announcements on the energy situation in France.

• The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was transferred to Westminster Hall in the afternoon. The public will be able to pay homage to the sovereign there until Monday, the day of her funeral.

• Les Bleus qualified for the semi-finals of the Eurobasket thanks to their victory, after extra time, against Italy (93-85).

• Paul Pogba’s brother, Mathias, was placed in police custody with three other people in the investigation opened for “extortion attempts in an organized gang”.

6:45 p.m. : The public has begun to gather in front of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in London, in the oldest chamber of Parliament in Westminster, which will remain open until the funeral on Monday. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected, but the waiting time is counted in tens of hours in a line that can stretch up to 16 kilometers.

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8:33 p.m. : It’s 6 p.m., we rewind the news of this Wednesday afternoon:

• Extension of the tariff shield, new energy check, aid to businesses… We summarize what you should remember from the government’s announcements on the energy situation in France.

• The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was transferred to Westminster Hall in the afternoon. The public will be able to pay homage to the sovereign there until Monday, the day of her funeral.

• The Blues are trying to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Euro basketball. They are playing Italy right now. You can follow the quarter-final in our live.

• The video surveillance images of the attack in Nice on July 14, 2016 will be broadcast tomorrow morning, during a new hearing day in the trial of the terrorist attack, announced the president of the special assize court.

4:28 p.m. : The religious ceremony led by the Archbishop of Canterbury has just ended at Westminster Hall. King Charles III and the rest of the royal family leave the building, where Elizabeth II’s coffin will be on display until Monday.

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5:19 p.m. : Queen Elizabeth’s coffin has just arrived at Westminster Hall, where the public can gather until her funeral on Monday. Access will be open to the public from 5 p.m. local time (6 p.m. in France).

(FRANCE TELEVISION)

3:47 p.m. : The coffin procession of Elizabeth II has just started in London. The members of the royal family follow the coffin, wrapped in the royal standard. The procession must take exactly 38 minutes to reach Westminster Hall.

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3:16 p.m. : Waiting at Buckingham Palace before the Royal Family leads a procession of the Queen’s coffin to Westminster Hall, where she will lie in state until Monday’s funeral.

3:15 p.m. : The procession of the coffin of Elizabeth II, which must reach Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace, will start in less than 10 minutes. Tens of thousands of people are gathered on the Mall, in front of the royal palace.

2:12 p.m. : It is 2 p.m., here are the main titles:

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has proposed capping windfall profits for energy companies. At 3:30 p.m., Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne will speak on the energy crisis.

• A procession to carry the Queen’s coffin to Westminster will leave Buckingham Palace at 3:22 p.m. (French time). The coffin will enter Westminster at 4 p.m. sharp. Follow our live.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered France to re-examine requests for the repatriation of French detained in jihadist prison camps in Syria.

The progression of the Saumos fire (Gironde) has slowed down, according to the sub-prefect. The flames have already destroyed 3,650 hectares of vegetation.

1:58 p.m. : Like the Queen’s other three children, Andrew will be in the royal funeral procession this afternoon. But the presence of the prince, who has been accused of sexual assault, is increasingly criticized.

1:11 p.m. : Air traffic will be limited over London this afternoon from 1.50 p.m. (local hour), to ensure silence in the center of the British capital during the procession accompanying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II. And other traffic disruptions are announced for the funeral next Monday.

11:56 : Six hours before the London public can enter Westminster Hall, inside the British Parliament, to see the coffin of Elizabeth II, the crowd is already waiting along the Thames.

(George Cracknell Wright/LNP/Shut / SIPA)

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