The flight carrying Queen Elizabeth’s coffin to London is the most-tracked flight in history

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is transferred by the Royal hearse, after leaving the The RAF aircraft, a C-17 globemaster from 99 squadron after landing at RAF Northolt, west London, to Buckingham Palace, London to lie at rest overnight in the Bow Room, on September 13, 2022 in Uxbridge, England. The coffin carrying Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II leaves St Giles Church travelling to Edinburgh Airport where it will be flown to London and transferred to Buckingham Palace by road. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II left Edinburgh for London on Tuesday.

  • Over 5 million people tracked Queen Elizabeth II's final flight to London, per Flightradar24.
  • A Royal Air Force flight was carrying the late monarch's coffin from Edinburgh to London on Tuesday.
  • For comparison, 700,000 people tracked US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's flight to Taiwan in August.

Queen Elizabeth II's final flight to London has become the most-tracked flight ever, with almost 5 million people viewing its flight path, a tracking website said on Wednesday.

The Royal Air Force flight carrying the monarch's body from Edinburgh to London was watched by 4.79 million, according to Flightradar24. Another 296,000 watched the flight's path on a YouTube livestream.

The demand was far higher than what the flight tracking service experienced in August, when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. At the time, over 700,000 people were watching Pelosi's flight, per Flightradar24.

The surge in users viewing the queen's final flight path caused "disruption" to Flightradar24's platform, the tracking service tweeted.

"Prior to the flight's departure, we implemented a number of traffic calming measures to provide our platform with as much stability as possible," said Flightradar24 on its blog. "Based on our experience last month, we expected a large influx of users, but this immediate, massive spike was beyond what we had anticipated."

Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96 at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland, on Thursday. The queen's funeral is scheduled for next Monday.

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