Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is already in St. Giles in Edinburgh, where thousands of people will be able to say their last goodbyes to the monarch who passed away on Thursday (8/9) at the age of 96.
This is the second leg of the festive journey which will culminate in a state funeral on 19 September at Westminster Abbey in London.
On Sunday (11) the coffin was moved from Balmoral Castle, where the Queen died, to Edinburgh. After that, he will head to London by plane, on Tuesday (13).
On Monday (12) a funeral procession was held from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St. Giles, which will be open 24 hours to wake up. The Queen’s four sons accompanied the procession on foot – King Charles III; Princess Anne, Duke of York, Andrew; and Earl of Wessex, Edward.
Prince Andrew wore civilian, not military, uniforms after losing his military honors earlier this year, shortly before a settlement was reached in a US civil lawsuit in which he was accused of sexual abuse.
Thousands crowded the streets of central Edinburgh to follow the procession, which lasted about half an hour. Many waited hours for a good seat to say goodbye to the Queen.
The coffin was decorated with fresh flowers collected at Balmoral, including roses, freesia, and rosemary, and was covered with the royal standard.
In addition to King Charles and the royal family, they have attended a mass of honor at St. Giles, British Prime Minister Liz Truss and Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
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