Queen's coffin is carried into Holyrood in front of Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward after 6-hour journey | The Sun

Queen's coffin is carried into Holyrood in front of Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward after 6-hour journey | The Sun

September 11, 2022

THE Queen's children Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward watched on in solemn silence as their mother's coffin was carried into Holyrood.

Her Majesty's oak coffin will now remain in the throne room, which is familiar to her, overnight after a six-hour journey from Balmoral.

Princess Anne, who had followed the hearse today, bowed when her mother arrived at the Scottish Parliament.

Her two brothers and Edward's wife Sophie Wessex looked sombre as they received the coffin.

The cortege also received a guard of honour by the King's Bodyguard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers) as it entered the palace.

It comes as…

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Thousands of mourners lined the streets of Edinburgh to pay their respects to Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

A sea of royal fans waited for hours on the famous Royal Mile to say a final goodbye to Her Majesty.

Those who couldn't get a spot to see the Queen's last journey instead hiked up Arthur's Seat.

A silence fell on the usually-bustling city as the cortege travelled towards the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.

There was a round of respectful applause from the waiting crowds, while some mourners threw white flowers on the cobbles in front of the cortege.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will arrive in Edinburgh tomorrow to travel with the coffin from Holyrood to St Giles Cathedral.

They will mount a vigil along with other members of the Royal Family inside the cathedral at 7.20pm.

The Queen will lie in state for 24 hours, allowing Scots to come to pay their respects.

Silence fell at 10am as the Queen left Balmoral for the final time in a black hearse with white flowers picked from the garden placed on top of her coffin.

She was first taken to the village of Ballater where crowds bowed their heads silently as the cortege containing a heartbroken Princess Anne passed.

Other tearful royal fans also threw flowers in the path of the procession as a final goodbye.

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The procession next arrived in Aberdeen where tributes were paid in the city's Duthie Park.

Mourners who have gathered along the route also told how crowds fell eerily silent as Her Majesty passed.

Gillian Nicholl, who visited the cortege in Dundee with her two children, said: "It went very still and it was very atmospheric.

"I have never seen such a large crowd go so quiet. It was very sombre, there was a wee clap but it didn't feel right."

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Some waiting mourners shouted "thank you, thank you" to the coffin while others wept as the magnitude of the Queen's death settled in.

The Queen willnow remain in Scotland until Tuesday night when the Princess Royal will accompany her late mother from Edinburgh Airport to RAF Northolt.

The coffin will be met by a Guard of Honour from the King's Guard as it arrives at Buckingham Palace.

King Charles and Queen Camilla will watch as it is carried to the Bow Room where chaplains will keep watch.

On Wednesday, there will be a horse and carriage procession through the streets of London at 2.22pm to Westminster Hall.

One million mourners are expected to visit her coffin as the Queen lies in state for four full days.

Details on how to attend will be released in the coming days but it is expected to operate on a first come first served basis.

Soldiers will guard the coffin around the clock as the streams of mourners file past.

Members of the Royal Family are also expected to take turns standing guard in a tradition known as the Vigil of the Princes.

Prince Edward and Charles both stood watch over the Queen Mother's coffin in 2002.

Her Majesty will then be laid to rest on Monday, September 19, at 11am.

The state funeral has officially been declared as a Bank Holiday with a two minute's silence expected to beheld across the nation at midday.

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The Queen's final resting place will be the King George VI memorial chapel where her mother and father were buried along with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.

Prince Philip's coffin will move from the Royal Vault to the memorial chapel to join his beloved wife of 73 years.

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