eis after Queen Elizabeth II pass on 8 septher coffin traveled in a seven-car motorcade from Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, as mourners in the surrounding towns paid tribute to the Queen ahead of her state funeral on 19 September. The journey, which began on September 11, was the start of an eight-day trek to her final resting place.
Thousands paid their respects to the Queen during the trip, including Scottish farmers who lined up their tractors in Aberdeenshire. Locals also gathered on bridges, including the Queensferry Crossing, which Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip opened for the first time in 2017.
The Queen’s coffin covered in a wreath of flowers – including dahlias, sweet peas and pine cones from Balmoral Estate — and draped in a Scottish flag, passes through places the Queen often visits. Queen Elizabeth II has spent her summers in the country for decades.
Princess Anne accompanied her mother’s coffin on the six-hour journey to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which is the Queen’s official residence in the country. A royal salute was performed there by a guard of honor.
On Monday, King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, will follow the coffin in a procession to the Cathedral of St. Giles on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. The Queen will remain there until Tuesday for the public to pay their respects.
The Queen’s coffin will then fly to London accompanied by Princess Anne, according to Buckingham Palace.
What will happen when Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin leaves Scotland?
The Queen’s coffin will arrive in the English capital at 20:00 BST on Tuesday 13 September, where it will be taken to Buckingham Palace and placed in the Bow Room. He will be moved to Westminster Hall on Wednesday to lie in state for four full days to the Queen’s funeral. The last member of the royal family to lie in state at Westminster was the Queen Mother, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, in 2002.
Soldiers who served the royal family will guard the Queen’s coffin, which will carry the imperial state crown, orb and scepter on top.
On Monday, the day of the Queen’s funeral, which is declared a public holiday in the United Kingdom. The Queen’s coffin will be taken in procession to Westminster Abbey. This place has great historical value for Queen Elizabeth as she held her coronation and wedding at Westminster more than six decades ago.
Her state funeral will take place at 11am BST, before the coffin goes through another procession to Wellington Arch, followed by Windsor. The final ceremony will take place at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, where Prince Philip’s funeral was held last year.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault, a burial chamber that currently holds 25 members of the royal family. However, her final resting place will be at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where Prince Philip will also be moved so they can rest together.
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