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Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral: coffin departs from Balmore Castle for funeral in Edinburgh

London: Thousands are en route to catch a glimpse as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, seen in public for the first time, makes her journey from Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire on Sunday to Holyroodhouse Palace in the capital city of Edinburgh, the official Scottish residence of the late monarch started. ,

At the end of the six-hour journey, the coffin “draped with the royal standard of Scotland and featuring a wreath of flowers on top” will rest in the throne room of Holyroodhouse until Monday afternoon to pay Britain’s respects to the royal household. Queen. He passed away peacefully at the age of 96 in Balmoral on Thursday evening.

Accompanied by a police escort and the Queen’s daughter Princess Anne, the seven-car cortege slowly made its way towards Edinburgh as crowds gathered to watch it. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the “touching” visit will give people in Scotland a chance to come together to “mark the shared loss of our country”. He and other Scottish leaders will inspect the coffin as it moves past the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

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The oak coffin will travel further to London after Buckingham Palace unveils plans for the State Funeral, which will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, 19 September, which has been declared a Bank Holiday in the UK. Before the funeral, the late monarch would lie-in-state at Westminster Hall within the Parliament complex for four days, to allow the British public to pay their respects.

On Saturday, members of the royal family saw several thousand wreaths and messages from the late Queen at her Windsor, Balmoral and London residences. In a show of royal unity, Prince William and Kate “now the Prince and Princess of Wales” joined Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle for a walkout in Windsor to speak to members of the public gathered at the gates of Windsor Castle.

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A social media video clip shows Kate telling a group how her youngest son, Prince Louis, said his great-grandmother was “now with great-grandfather”, a reference to the Queen’s husband Prince Philip, Who died last April at the age of 99.

Charles, the former Prince of Wales, was then formally proclaimed King in an ancient ceremony at St James’s Palace, during which he vowed to follow the “inspirational example” set by his late mother. Flags atop all palaces and government buildings in Britain were brought to full mast to mark the proclamation and will be lowered back at half-mast for state mourning on Sunday.

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Buckingham Palace has released an event for the new monarch, King Charles III, who will host many spectators and travel to all parts of the United Kingdom as is customary during state mourning for a monarch. Following a meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, at Buckingham Palace, the King will host the Realm High Commissioners and their spouses in the Bow Room of the Palace on Sunday.

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On Monday, Charles and the Queen’s Consort Camilla will travel to Westminster Hall, where both Houses of Parliament will meet to mourn the Queen’s passing. The royal couple would then travel to Scotland for an audience with the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and to attend the evolving Scottish Parliament. They are due to travel to Northern Ireland on Tuesday and then to Wales later in the week.

On Monday, a procession will form on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to transport the Queen’s coffin to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, where King Charles III and members of the royal family will attend a service to receive the coffin. Buckingham Palace has said it will then rest at St Giles’ Cathedral, guarded by the Vigils of the Royal Company of Archers, so that the people of Scotland can pay their respects.

Travel from Scotland to England will take place by air on Tuesday, when the Queen’s daughter “Princess Anne” will accompany the coffin on a visit to the Bow Room at the monarch’s London residence at Buckingham Palace. A day later, on Wednesday, it would be taken in procession to the lay-in-state at the Palace of Westminster until the day of the funeral. Members of the royal family, politicians and world leaders are expected to attend the state funeral on September 19 at 11 a.m. local time.

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