Paying her respects. Princess Anne dipped down in a curtsy as she greeted Queen Elizabeth II‘s coffin on Sunday, September 11.
The Princess Royal, 72, was on the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh Scotland. The official royal residence in Scotland will home her mom’s stays till a procession brings the late monarch to St Giles Cathedral for a service on Monday, September 12.
Because the windowed hearse arrived at Holyrood from Balmoral, Anne stood at consideration along with her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, brothers Prince Andrew and Prince Edward in addition to Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Edward’s spouse.
Officers in kilts carried the casket, which was draped with the royal customary of Scotland and topped with flowers, into the historic fort. Because the coffin handed by, Anne curtsied.
The formal greeting, customary for royals seeing the sovereign for the primary time on a given day, is taken into account an indication of respect and reverence. Sophie, 57, additionally participated, giving the coffin a small curtsy.
Anne has been touring along with her mom’s stays and can proceed to take action till her Monday, September 19, funeral.
The queen died on Thursday, September 8, at Balmoral Fort in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Whereas King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla returned to England amid his ascension, her different three youngsters have remained by her aspect.
Anne and her brothers had been photographed exterior the Scottish residence on Saturday, September 10, wanting on the flowers and handmade tributes that had been left in Elizabeth’s reminiscence. The siblings had been joined by the queen’s granddaughters — Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindell and Girl Louise Windsor — in addition to grandson Peter Phillips. In addition they greeted the packed crowd of well-wishers throughout their Saturday outing.
The regent’s coffin and the Princess Royal made the six-hour journey south from Balmoral to Holyrood. The stays will once more transfer on Monday, September 12, to St Giles Cathedral for a service adopted by a chance for the general public to pay their respects.
Princess Anne will accompany the coffin from Edinburgh to London on Tuesday, September 13. The coffin can be at Buckingham Palace for an evening earlier than a procession to Westminster Corridor on Wednesday, September 14, the place she is going to lie in state for a number of days till September 19.
The principle portion of the state funeral will occur in Westminster Abbey, however the queen can be laid to relaxation alongside Prince Philip, who died in April 2021. Their tomb is on the King George VI Memorial Chapel (which was named for the queen’s father) at Windsor Fort, which is the place the ultimate committal ceremony can be held.
See photographs of Princess Anne’s emotional goodbye under: