Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin lies in St Giles’ Cathedral after procession by Edinburgh


Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has been moved to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh after a procession alongside the Royal Mile.

Draped with the Royal Normal of Scotland, the coffin was carried by a hearse from the Palace of Holyroodhouse together with her youngsters following behind. 

Tens of 1000’s of individuals lined the road in Edinburgh to observe the procession to the cathedral.

The procession was crammed with custom. 

The skirl of bagpipes was the one sound as kilted troopers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland bore the coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse and positioned it within the hearse.

A service of prayer and reflection for Queen Elizabeth II’s life has been held at St Giles’ Cathedral the place her coffin lies. (AP: Jane Barlow/PA)
King Charles walks in the middle of a guard wearing kilts.
King Charles III inspects the guard of honour on the Palace of Holyroodhouse. (Peter Byrne: Pool Photograph through AP)

A gun salute sounded out from a battery on Edinburgh Fort because the hearse started its journey.

King Charles III and his siblings — Anne, Andrew and Edward — walked behind the hearse.

The Royal Firm of Archers supplied the guard of honour.

King Charles III, Princess Anne and Prince Edward in military dress and Prince Andrew in a suit walk abreast.
King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward following the hearse carrying the coffin of the Queen. (Reuters: Carl Recine)

Whereas a grieving crowd stood exterior the cathedral, the royal household, political leaders and dignitaries attended a service of thanksgiving for the Queen.

King Charles during service for Queen Elizabeth at St Giles' Cathedral in Scotland
King Charles III and his siblings through the service for the Queen within the cathedral. (AP: Jane Barlow through PA)

Individuals embraced the possibility to witness historical past.

“I simply really feel so privileged that we are able to watch this second,” Carol Williams of Dunfermline mentioned.

“We’re so fortunate that we’ve this chance to pay our respects like this. If she died in London, we’d by no means have had this chance.”

A small child sits on a red telephone box in the middle of a crowd.
Crowds lined Edinburgh’s Royal Mile for the procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Hollyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral. (ABC Information: Cameron Schwarz)

Earlier on Monday, the King addressed members of the UK parliament at Westminster Corridor in London.

He arrived to a fanfare of trumpets together with his spouse Camilla, Queen Consort.

The royal couple sat on ceremonial chairs, with cavalry troopers in crimson tunics and plumed helmets standing to consideration behind.

Close up of King Charles with Camilla walking out of Westminster Hall.
King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort at Westminster Corridor. (AP: Markus Schreiber)

He pledged to comply with the Queen’s instance in sustaining its independence.

“Whereas very younger, her late majesty pledged herself to serve her nation and her individuals and to keep up the valuable ideas of constitutional authorities which lie on the coronary heart of our nation,” he mentioned.

King Charles and Camilla sit in two chairs in the middle of a staircase with a crowd in front and officials behind.
King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort sit as each Homes of Parliament meet to specific their condolences following the Queen’s dying. (Ian Vogler: Pool Photograph through AP)

“This vow she stored with unsurpassed devotion.

“She set an instance of selfless obligation which, with God’s assist and your counsels, I’m resolved faithfully to comply with.”


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