It has today been announced that the committal ceremony for Her late Majesty the Queen will be taking place in Windsor on Monday, 19th September, following a funeral in London.
The ceremony will take place at St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle.
In the days leading up to the ceremony, it is expected that large numbers of people will come to the town to pay their respects and mourn Her late Majesty.
At this time, people are being advised to lay floral tributes at Cambridge Gate on the Long Walk. Further advice about travelling to Windsor and any road closures that will be in place on the days leading up to the committal and on the day itself will be communicated in due course.
There is also an online book of condolences where people can pay tribute to Her late Majesty if they wish to do so.
During this period of national mourning, people in and around Windsor will see an increased police presence and a broad range of security measures in place in the town.
Many of these measures are visible, including our Mounted Section, armed officers, street searches involving our dog unit, an extensive network of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology and Close Circuit Television (CCTV).
In addition to this there are a large number of security measures in place which people will not be able to see.
Thames Valley Police Assistant Chief Constable Tim De Meyer, strategic commander for the force’s response to Her late Majesty’s death, said: “During this very sad time we understand that a lot of people will want to come to Windsor to pay their respects to Her late Majesty, especially as we get closer to the day of her funeral and committal ceremony.
“Thames Valley Police has a long history of policing substantial royal events, including in recent years the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the funeral of His late Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
“Visitors to Windsor will see a larger police presence than normal in the town as we work to ensure that everyone can pay their respects safely and a variety of security measures are in place.
“If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to officers in Windsor who will endeavour to help you as much as possible.