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Heathrow Flights Face Disruption to Avoid Queen’s Cortege

A passenger aircraft takes off from London Heathrow Airport in London, UK.

A passenger aircraft takes off from London Heathrow Airport in London, UK.

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Flights from London Heathrow airport will be disrupted during the transfer of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin for her lying-in-state, with more upheaval likely next week when her funeral takes place.

Departures face delays and adjustments for almost two hours from 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Heathrow said. The measures are aimed at ensuring an absence of jet-engine noise as a gun carriage takes the Queen from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, with King Charles walking behind.