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This app will let you track the flight carrying the Queen’s coffin to London

Flightradar allows users to track planes all over the world – including the one flying the Queen’s coffin to RAF Northolt tomorrow

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last week, her body is in the process of being moved from her residence at Balmoral in Scotland, where she died, down to London, where her funeral will be held on September 19.

The Royal Family has revealed that the Queen’s body will be flown from Edinburgh airport down to RAF Northolt tonight (September 13) before being taken to Buckingham Palace by hearse. The coffin will be accompanied on the flight and in the hearse by the Princess Royal, aka Princess Anne. It is due to take off at 5.35pm and land at 6.26pm. 

If you’d like to track the flight carrying the Queen’s coffin, well, you certainly can. A website called RadarBox lets you track a huge number of flights all over the world – including arrivals at RAF Northolt. Here is the page for the specific plane.

The Royal Air Force plane was previously used to evacuate thousands of people fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan last year. The RAF’s C-17 Globemaster will have a royal guard of honour in the aircraft, as well as 96 gunners from the Queen’s Colour Squadron (the RAF’s dedicated ceremonial unit).

You can access RadarBox to track the Queen’s coffin (or, for that matter, pretty much any plane) here.

Read morewhat will happen to coins, stamps and passports now the Queen has died?

Plus: here’s how to see the Queen’s body lying in state in London.

And: what will happen to the Queen’s corgis now?

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