The flight carrying Queen Elizabeth II's coffin to London is officially the most tracked flight in history.
Flightradar24 recorded 4.79 million users viewing the Queen’s final flight, with a further 296,000 following along via YouTube live stream.
The RAF Globemaster C-17 aircraft took off from Edinburgh Airport at 17:20 on Tuesday 13 September and landed at RAF Northolt one hour 12 minutes later.
View playback of the flight carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt. https://t.co/39Vb8cCc76pic.twitter.com/mU4GetUrWq— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) September 13, 2022
Despite Flightradar24 anticipating a spike in traffic during the flight, the number of people attempting to track the plane went far beyond what they had expected.
6 million people tried to click on it within the first minute of the plane’s transponder activating, resulting in "unprecedented strain" on the platform.
Regardless, the site remained stable enough for the record to be broken, which was set last month when 2.2 million people tracked Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.
The Queen's coffin was accompanied on board by Princess Anne and her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence.
The plane was welcomed at Northolt, a military base in west London, by a small group including newly-appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss.
Upon landing, pallbearers from the Queen's Colour Squadron carried the coffin to the Royal Hearse. It was then transported to Buckingham Palace to rest in the Bow Room.
On Wednesday, Big Ben tolled at one-minute intervals as a procession followed the coffin – draped in the Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown - to the Palace of Westminster.
There, the Archbishop of Canterbury held a short service attended by King Charles III and members of the Royal Family.
Following this, the Lying-in-State began at Westminster Hall, where the public are able to pay their final respects to the late Queen.
As expected, a huge queue formed, stretching around five miles in length as of Friday morning, with an estimated queueing time of over 14 hours.
Queen Elizabeth II will Lie-in-State until the day of her funeral on Monday 19 September in Westminster Abbey.
As the longest-reigning queen ever and oldest reigning queen ever, she will be fondly remembered and missed by many.