Queen Elizabeth II’s body leaves Balmoral, embarks on tour of Scotland and England
The coffin bearing Queen Elizabeth II left Balmoral on Sunday morning and started a nine-day farewell journey to her ultimate resting place in Windsor.
A hearse carrying Her Majesty’s physique left the Scottish citadel at 10 a.m. native time and was scheduled to drive slowly for greater than 175 miles to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Her coffin was set to lie within the Throne Room on the Scottish royal manor earlier than being taken St. Giles’ Cathedral Monday in a procession that features newly ascended King Charles III.
Queen Elizabeth II will lie in relaxation on the cathedral for twenty-four hours and members of the general public will be capable to maintain vigil at her coffin.
On Tuesday, the late queen’s solely daughter Princess Anne is anticipated to escort her mom’s physique to London by way of airplane.
Elizabeth shall be taken to Buckingham Palace the place her coffin was scheduled to relaxation in Bow Room.
Her physique is slated to journey on a gun carriage of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in a public procession and army parade from the palace to Westminster Corridor on Wednesday morning.
The coffin will then lie in state for 4 full days underneath 24-hour guard by British troopers earlier than start taken in a procession to Westminster Abbey for a state funeral on Sept. 19.
The late monarch will then be taken to Windsor Chapel and interred at it St George’s Chapel.
She shall be laid to relaxation close to her mother and father, and the physique of her late husband Prince Philip, who handed away in April 2021 at 99 years outdated, shall be relocated to be at her side.
As Brits observe a chronic mourning interval, Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort will embark on journeys to Northern Eire, Scotland and Wales.