Duke of Wellington Funeral.
18 November 1852 was set as the date for the funeral. Wellington's body remained in Walmer Castle for eight weeks. The Duke's family opened Walmer to the public on 9 and 10 November and thousands visited to pay their respects. The body was then transferred to London by train for a lavish lying-in-state at the Royal Military Hospital, Chelsea, for four days from 13 November. An estimated 250,000 people filed passed the body while it was there.
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