U.S. News

King Charles III and his three siblings watch as Crown of Scotland is placed on Queen’s coffin

The Queen’s 4 grief-stricken kids watched sombrely as the Crown of Scotland was placed on their mom’s coffin in Edinburgh this afternoon after a whole bunch of 1000’s turned out to pay their respects to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward had adopted Her Majesty’s hearse alongside the Scottish capital’s Royal Mile earlier than the service at St Giles’ Cathedral the place Reverend Calum MacLeod mentioned her ‘love for Scotland was legendary’.

Charles stared mournfully at Her Majesty’s coffin as the congregation sang God Save the Queen on a day the place he was moved to tears after addressing Parliament for the primary time this morning. 

Today was the primary time the monarch had been seen with his mom’s coffin since she died at Balmoral on Thursday. She was taken to the Palace of Holyroodhouse yesterday night earlier than travelling the 1,200 yards to the service of remembrance. Tomorrow the coffin might be taken to London.

King Charles walked solemnly in keeping with his youthful brothers and sister behind the Queen on the march. The assembled well-wishers fell silent as the hearse appeared. The crowd then broke out in spontaneous applause as the cortège approached and many shouted God Save the King and God Save the Queen.

Around half-hour later the Queen arrived at St Giles’ Cathedral. Her Majesty’s coffin was lifted out of the hearse and introduced into the place of worship, with the King, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal, her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, and the Earl and the Countess of Wessex strolling behind. 

The Crown of Scotland was then placed upon the coffin, which was draped with the Royal Standard in Scotland and dressed with a wreath of flowers consisting of white Spray Roses, white Freesias, white button chrysanthemums, dried white heather from Balmoral, spray eryngium, foliage, rosemary, hebe, and pittosporum.

It is the oldest of Britain’s royal regalia, made in 1540 for King James V from a crown first made 37 years earlier. Weighing 3lbs 10oz, it accommodates 2lbs of Scottish gold, 42 gems and valuable stones and nearly 70 Scottish pearls. Her Majesty herself held the crown in the identical church within the weeks after her coronation in 1953.

After at this time’s service, described as a Service of Prayer and Reflection, members of the general public might be allowed to file previous to pay their respects for twenty-four hours earlier than Her Majesty is moved to London by aircraft.

The Royal Family watch as the Crown of Scotland is place on the Queen’s coffin this afternoon

As God Save the King was sung in the church, Charles looked mournfully at his mother's coffin

As God Save the King was sung within the church, Charles seemed mournfully at his mom’s coffin

The Queen had herself held the crown in the same church - St Giles' Kirk - just after her coronation

The Queen had herself held the crown in the identical church – St Giles’ Kirk – simply after her coronation

King Charles III during a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles' Cathedral

King Charles III throughout a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral

(left to right) The Countess of Wessex, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of York, King Charles III, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence during a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles' Cathedral

(left to proper) The Countess of Wessex, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of York, King Charles III, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence throughout a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral 

The Queen's coffin arrives at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh

The Queen’s coffin arrives at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh

King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex walk behind Queen Elizabeth II's coffin during the procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral

King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex stroll behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin in the course of the procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard of Scotland, into St Giles' Cathedral for a service of Thanksgiving for her life

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped within the Royal Standard of Scotland, into St Giles’ Cathedral for a service of Thanksgiving for her life

The Queen's coffin entering St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh

The Queen’s coffin coming into St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh

The bearer party carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in to a Service of Prayer and Reflection for her life at St Giles' Cathedral

The bearer social gathering carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in to a Service of Prayer and Reflection for her life at St Giles’ Cathedral

The from above as the coffin is placed in the church followed by Her Majesty's four children

The from above as the coffin is placed within the church adopted by Her Majesty’s 4 kids

The Royal Family process past the Queen's coffin as they as they take their seats in the Cathedral

The Royal Family course of previous the Queen’s coffin as they as they take their seats within the Cathedral

King Charles III and the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and the Duke of York, follow the coffin as they enter the cathedral for a Service of Prayer and Reflection

King Charles III and the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and the Duke of York, observe the coffin as they enter the cathedral for a Service of Prayer and Reflection

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort are seen outside St Giles Cathedral as The Queen's funeral cortege makes its way into the cathedral

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort are seen outdoors St Giles Cathedral as The Queen’s funeral cortege makes its manner into the cathedral

Prince Harry is ‘banned’ from carrying army uniform at closing vigil for The Queen at Westminster Hall however Prince Andrew is allowed to ‘as particular mark of respect’ 

King Charles III’s son Prince Harry has been banned from carrying army uniform if he attends the ultimate vigil for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall – however the monarch’s shamed youthful brother Prince Andrew might be allowed to don his Armed Forces outfit ‘as a particular mark of respect’ for his or her late mom, it has been claimed at this time.

Royal sources have mentioned the disgraced Duke of York – a Falklands War veteran who exiled from public life amid the fallout from his position within the Jeffrey Epstein scandal – might be entitled to put on army colors if he attends the ceremonial occasion on Wednesday.

However, Meghan Markle’s good friend and most popular journalist Omid Scobie claimed that the Duke of Sussex – who has additionally seen army motion by serving two excursions of Afghanistan – has been banned from carrying his uniform in any respect ceremonial occasions throughout mourning for Her Majesty.

‘I perceive that, in contrast to Prince Andrew, Prince Harry will NOT be allowed to put on uniform on the closing vigil in Westminster Hall. No doubt an enormous blow for the Duke of Sussex, who served for 10 years and this morning spoke of the Queen being his ”commander-in-chief”’, he tweeted this afternoon.

The Queen will lie in state at Westminster Hall from Wednesday at 5pm till 6:30am Monday 19 September, the day of the state funeral.

A ceremonial procession is on account of happen, which can see the Queen’s coffin journey from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster for the mendacity in state. Her coffin might be closed and will relaxation on a raised platform, known as a catafalque, within the corridor and might be draped within the Royal Standard with the Orb and Sceptre placed on high. It might be guarded across the clock by a vigil of models from the Sovereign’s Bodyguard, the Household Division, or Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London.

Buckingham Palace has but to verify what time the vigil will happen and which royals will attend the occasion, although it is believed that it’ll happen earlier than the late monarch’s mendacity in state opens to the general public that night.

Working members of the Royal Family will put on uniform when current at 5 ceremonial occasions in the course of the interval of mourning the Queen.

These are the service of thanksgiving at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, the procession to Westminster Hall and service of prayer and reflection, the Vigil at Westminster Hall, and subsequent Monday’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey and the committal service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

The crowd outdoors the cathedral joined in with the congregation in the course of the nationwide anthem – some singing God Save the King whereas others sang God Save the Queen. There was then spontaneous applause from many of these gathered on the finish of the hour lengthy service. There was extra applause as King Charles left the cathedral in a ready automobile. 

Her Majesty’s coffin was lifted out of the hearse and introduced into the place of worship, with the King, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal, her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, and the Earl and the Countess of Wessex strolling behind.

As the coffin made its manner via the cathedral the choir sang Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace, Whose Mind Is Stayed On Thee.

The Queen’s coffin was placed on a picket catafalque as the congregation continued to face.

The King, Queen Consort, and different members of the royal household, then walked to their seats alongside the coffin.

The King has his spouse to his left and the Duke of York to his proper.

At the start of the service, Reverend Calum MacLeod welcomed the royal household, ‘representatives of our nation’s life’ and ‘individuals whose lives have been touched by the Queen in so many unforgettable methods’.

He mentioned: ‘And so we collect to bid Scotland’s farewell to our late monarch, whose life of service to the nation and the world we rejoice.

‘And whose love for Scotland was legendary.’

The Queen’s coffin arrived at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh at this time adopted by her 4 kids on a sorrowful journey via the Scottish capital lined by a whole bunch of 1000’s of mourners who stood in silent revelry punctuated by the sound of gun salutes from the town’s fort.

Led by a lone piper from Balmoral enjoying a lament, Her Majesty was carried from the Palace of Holyroodhouse the place she was mendacity in relaxation since a six-hour journey from her Aberdeenshire residence yesterday. 

As the nationwide anthem performed the coffin was gently lowered into the hearse, watched by a visibly emotional King Charles and his siblings, Anne, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, who then marched dolefully for 1,200 yards behind their beloved mom. 

The Duke of York was not in army uniform like his siblings after Her Majesty stripped him of his titles as a result of of the Epstein scandal. He was briefly heckled in the course of the procession. Police Scotland mentioned a 22-year-old man had been arrested.

Hundreds of 1000’s lined the streets and applauded as the Queen was taken to the cathedral the place her household, and a congregation drawn from all areas of Scottish society, attended a service of thanksgiving for her life. 

Bagpipes performed the National Anthem from Holyrood Palace as the Queen’s coffin cortege started the stroll up the Royal Mile. The hearse was flanked by a Bearer Party discovered by The Royal Regiment of Scotland and The King’s Body Guard for Scotland. Mounted police in ceremonial dress rode forward of the parade. 

Earlier the King met with well-wishers who lined the streets of Edinburgh to see him at this time in an unplanned walkabout as Scotland’s capital welcomed the brand new monarch and mourned the Queen – with so many individuals turning up that police have been pressured to show many away. 

Senior church officers stood patiently on the entrance to the church as the procession made its manner up the Royal Mile from the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Crowds packed in 10 deep alongside the slender pavements of the historic outdated city whereas others took up positions in home windows alongside the route in the course of the solemn procession.

Military personnel saluted as two law enforcement officials on horseback signalled the arrival of the Queen’s physique.

All 4 of the Queen’s kids led by the brand new King Charles adopted shut by as the hearse arrived on the iconic place of worship.

Princess Anne’s husband was additionally among the many social gathering.

Camilla, the Queen Consort and Prince Edward’s spouse Sophie arrived in a following automobile.

Top, left to right: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew, King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, The Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence sat alongside the Queen's coffin at St Giles' Cathedral. Bottom, left to right: Ann Jack and her husband, Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack, Hugh O'Leary and his wife Prime Minister Liz Truss, Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, her husband Peter Murrell, and the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament Alison Johnstone

Top, left to proper: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew, King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, The Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence sat alongside the Queen’s coffin at St Giles’ Cathedral. Bottom, left to proper: Ann Jack and her husband, Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack, Hugh O’Leary and his spouse Prime Minister Liz Truss, Scottish Conservative chief Douglas Ross, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, her husband Peter Murrell, and the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament Alison Johnstone

The Queen's coffin was placed into the hearse from the Palace of Holyroodhouse on its way to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh

The Queen’s coffin was placed into the hearse from the Palace of Holyroodhouse on its technique to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh

The Queen's casket was draped with the Royal Standard in Scotland and dressed with a wreath of flowers consisting of white Spray Roses, white Freesias, white button chrysanthemums, dried white heather from Balmoral, spray eryngium, foliage, rosemary, hebe, and pittosporum.

The Queen’s casket was draped with the Royal Standard in Scotland and dressed with a wreath of flowers consisting of white Spray Roses, white Freesias, white button chrysanthemums, dried white heather from Balmoral, spray eryngium, foliage, rosemary, hebe, and pittosporum.

King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward walk behind the cortege carrying Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward stroll behind the cortege carrying Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Anne has not left her mother's side since her death on Thursday. Charles has been in London while Andrew and Edward were also in Scotland

Princess Anne has not left her mom’s facet since her loss of life on Thursday. Charles has been in London whereas Andrew and Edward have been additionally in Scotland

Huge crowds lined the streets of Edinburgh to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Huge crowds lined the streets of Edinburgh to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward line as much as observe the hearse carrying their mom on her closing journey

King Charles watches mournfully as he watches the coffin be moved on its journey to St Giles' Kirk

King Charles watches mournfully as he watches the coffin be moved on its journey to St Giles’ Kirk

Prince Andrew walks behind the cortege. He wore medals but not military dress like his siblings. He was heckled by one man in the crowd

Prince Andrew walks behind the cortege. He wore medals however not army dress like his siblings. He was heckled by one man within the crowd

The cortege carrying Queen Elizabeth II from Palace of Holyroodhouse arrives at St Giles Cathedral

The cortege carrying Queen Elizabeth II from Palace of Holyroodhouse arrives at St Giles Cathedral

King Charles III (L), Britain’s Princess Anne, Princess Royal (2L), Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Britain’s Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex stroll behind the procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles Cathedral, on the Royal Mile

The city was rammed with people desperate to catch a glimpse of the Queen and her family

The metropolis was rammed with individuals determined to catch a glimpse of the Queen and her household

King Charles is handed keys to Edinburgh on the Palace of Holyroodhouse in his first official engagement as monarch  

In his first official engagement as King of Scotland, Charles III arrived at his official residence for an historical ceremony on the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The monarch was in Edinburgh for the historic Ceremony of the Keys.

Upon his arrival, the King inspected the Guard of Honour and was welcomed to Edinburgh by Lord Provost Robert Aldridge, the place he was symbolically handed the keys to the town.

The Queen Consort accompanied the monarch on the ceremony.

Tradition dictates that the monarch returns them, entrusting their safekeeping to the town’s elected officers.

The Queen had been mendacity in relaxation within the Palace’s throne room following her loss of life on Thursday.

The ceremony was final held in June as the Queen arrived in Edinburgh to open every week of conventional occasions for the royals in Scotland.

The journey adopted the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Elizabeth II.

Following the ceremony, Charles joined the procession of the Queen’s coffin to St Giles’ Cathedral.

The King was joined by his siblings Anne, Andrew and Edward as the Queen’s coffin travelled up the Royal Mile to St Giles’ Cathedral.

The streets have been lined with 1000’s of well-wishers paying their respects.

Members of the royal household then accompanied the King at a particular service of thanksgiving to rejoice the Queen’s life.

The silence was completely preserved throughout a pause as army guards eliminated the flag draped casket from the car earlier than carrying it into the cathedral with the Royal social gathering following shut by.

Sophia Bruce, from Edinburgh, mentioned: ‘It was very shifting to be right here and watch the Queen adopted by her kids enter St Giles for the final time.

‘There was an dignified silence from the entire crowd. You may have heard a pin drop.

‘It was very respectful with everybody desirous to say their final goodbye.

‘I’ve been right here for three hours and there had been an amazing camaraderie amongst the entire crowd.’

Enormous queues of royal followers have been seen lining up with Union Flags and vibrant selfmade indicators outdoors St Giles’ Cathedral as the solar’s first gentle started to interrupt via the morning clouds at this time.

But by noon, Police Scotland officers have been stopping any newcomers from becoming a member of the swelling crowds that had lined the slender streets across the Twelfth-century stone cathedral as metropolis officers warned of important disruption forward of the proceedings.

The coffin was lifted out of the hearse and introduced into the place of worship, with the King, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal, her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, and the Earl and the Countess of Wessex strolling behind.

As the coffin made its manner via the cathedral the choir sang Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace, Whose Mind Is Stayed On Thee.

The Queen’s coffin was placed on a picket catafalque as the congregation continued to face.

The King, Queen Consort, and different members of the royal household, then walked to their seats alongside the coffin.

The King has his spouse to his left and the Duke of York to his proper.

At the start of the service, Reverend Calum MacLeod welcomed the royal household, ‘representatives of our nation’s life’ and ‘individuals whose lives have been touched by the Queen in so many unforgettable methods’.

He mentioned: ‘And so we collect to bid Scotland’s farewell to our late monarch, whose life of service to the nation and the world we rejoice.

‘And whose love for Scotland was legendary.’

The Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields instructed the congregation: ‘It is clearly evident and doubtless that the Queen’s Christian religion was real, and typically gave clear and honest expression when there have been these exceptional Christmas broadcasts.

‘She spoke unashamedly of her belief in God and of the instance and instructing of Jesus Christ whom she sought to observe as greatest she may – certainly of that religion, she mentioned she had no remorse.

‘Her focus on household, on group, on reaching throughout divisions and variations have been evident to us all through these quick but significant festive messages.

‘For 70 years, she reigned as our Queen. She has been current amongst us as a follower of Christ and a member of his church. And for that and a lot else beside we give due to God collectively right here this present day.

‘Today we mourn her passing. But we additionally rejoice the lengthy and comfortable reign that we expertise along with her.

‘And we pray God’s blessing upon King Charles who will certainly draw power from his mom’s instance and the numerous affectionate tributes of nowadays and from our assurance to him as a church of our steadfast prayers always and of our unstinting help to him, as was provided to his mom, the Queen.’

During the St Giles’ Cathedral service, Morag Mylne, Elder of the Church of the Scotland, mentioned: ‘Most gracious God, with all our hearts we thanks for the lengthy life, the shining instance, the steadfast dedication to obligation, the robust religion, and the nice humour of our sensible and nice Queen.

King Charles III and members of the royal family join the procession of Queen Elizabeth's coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral,

King Charles III and members of the royal household be part of the procession of Queen Elizabeth’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral,

People gather in tribute as the cortege carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II passes

People collect in tribute as the cortege carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II passes

King Charles III and members of the royal family join the procession of Queen Elizabeth's coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse

King Charles III and members of the royal household be part of the procession of Queen Elizabeth’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queen's children followed by the Princess Royal's husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (centre left)

The Queen’s kids adopted by the Princess Royal’s husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (centre left)

A soldier looks moved by the scene with a mournful King Charles behind him

A soldier seems moved by the scene with a mournful King Charles behind him

The procession travels through the Scottish capital today

The procession travels via the Scottish capital at this time

King Charles follows the hearse carrying the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth on the Royal Mile

King Charles follows the hearse carrying the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on the Royal Mile

The Queen's children follow their mother along the 1,200-yard route to the church

The Queen’s kids observe their mom alongside the 1,200-yard path to the church

The Royal Family observe Her Majesty down the world well-known Royal Mile

King Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew walk behind the hearse carrying the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth

King Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew stroll behind the hearse carrying the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth

Huge crowds turned out to see the Queen for the last time in Scotland before she is taken to London tomorrow

Huge crowds turned out to see the Queen for the final time in Scotland earlier than she is taken to London tomorrow

The Queen leaves the Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queen leaves the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Royal guards carry Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at the start of the procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral

Royal guards carry Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin at first of the procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral

Hundreds of thousands turned out for the procession - with Police Scotland forced to stop letting people into the city centre

Hundreds of 1000’s turned out for the procession – with Police Scotland pressured to cease letting individuals into the town centre

Charles looked emotional yet again as his mother's body was moved from Holyroodhouse

Charles seemed emotional but once more as his mom’s physique was moved from Holyroodhouse

King Charles III meets well-wishers who welcomed him to Edinburgh for the first time as King

King Charles III meets well-wishers who welcomed him to Edinburgh for the primary time as King

King Charles travels in a convoy of cars to Holyrood to return with the Queen's coffin to St Giles Cathedral, where the Vigil of the Princes will take place

King Charles travels in a convoy of vehicles to Holyrood to return with the Queen’s coffin to St Giles Cathedral, the place the Vigil of the Princes will happen 

The monarch inspects the Guard of Honour as he arrives to attend the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

The monarch inspects the Guard of Honour as he arrives to attend the Ceremony of the Keys on the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Charles and Camilla inspected flowers, cards and other tributes outside Holyroodhouse

Charles and Camilla inspected flowers, playing cards and different tributes outdoors Holyroodhouse

King Charles III took part in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh today

King Charles III took half within the Ceremony of the Keys on the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh at this time

Charles inspects an honour guard waiting for him in Edinburgh

Charles inspects an honour guard ready for him in Edinburgh

Britain's King Charles and Britain's Queen Camilla arrive at the Palace of Holyroodhouse,

Britain’s King Charles and Britain’s Queen Camilla arrive on the Palace of Holyroodhouse,

King Charles III shaking hands with Lord Provost of Edinburgh Robert Aldridge during the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

King Charles III shaking palms with Lord Provost of Edinburgh Robert Aldridge in the course of the Ceremony of the Keys on the Palace of Holyroodhouse

There have been cheers and clapping as the limousine handed via the Scottish capital

Camilla, Queen Consort, smiles as she and Charles are driven along the Royal Mile towards the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Camilla, Queen Consort, smiles as she and Charles are pushed alongside the Royal Mile in direction of the Palace of Holyroodhouse

King Charles III and the Queen Consort leave Edinburgh Airport by car after travelling from London, ahead of joining the procession of Queen Elizabeth's coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral

King Charles III and the Queen Consort go away Edinburgh Airport by automobile after travelling from London, forward of becoming a member of the procession of Queen Elizabeth’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was ready for the King on the tarmac together with civil servants and police chiefs

Charles steps off his plane at Edinburgh Airport this afternoon as he heads to Holyroodhouse

Charles steps off his aircraft at Edinburgh Airport this afternoon as he heads to Holyroodhouse

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla land in Edinburgh before they follow the Queen's coffin

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla land in Edinburgh earlier than they observe the Queen’s coffin

King Charles boards a jet for Edinburgh where he will follow his mother's coffin through the streets of Edinburgh

King Charles boards a jet for Edinburgh the place he’ll observe his mom’s coffin via the streets of Edinburgh

King Charles III and the Queen Consort depart by plane from RAF Northolt in west London

King Charles III and the Queen Consort depart by aircraft from RAF Northolt in west London

People gather on the Royal Mile to pay tribute as the cortege carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II will pass later today

People collect on the Royal Mile to pay tribute as the cortege carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II will move later at this time

Members of the public watch the hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard of Scotland, as it is driven through Edinburgh yesterday

Members of the general public watch the hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped within the Royal Standard of Scotland, as it is pushed via Edinburgh yesterday

Pallbearers, one with his eyes closed another looking to the sky, carry the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth as the hearse arrives at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

Pallbearers, one with his eyes closed one other trying to the sky, carry the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as the hearse arrives on the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

King Charles III leaves after his first visit to Parliament with Queen Consort Camilla

King Charles III leaves after his first go to to Parliament with Queen Consort Camilla

‘We thanks for the deep love she has impressed from all her topics, for the myriad methods by which she met and welcomed individuals from all walks of life, for the diplomacy with which she resolved battle, and for the steadiness she delivered to her realms and to the Commonwealth.’

The nationwide anthem, God Save The King, was sang close to the tip of the service.

The Queen Consort, Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence might be seen singing as they stood alongside the King in entrance of the late Queen’s coffin.

Members of the general public will be capable of view the coffin to pay their respects for twenty-four hours earlier than it is taken to London to lie in state.

At 7.20pm the King and his brothers will carry out the Vigil of The Princes. The coffin is anticipated to be flown to London tomorrow night, once more with Princess Anne accompanying her mom.

On arrival at RAF Northolt in west London at 6.55pm, the coffin might be transferred to the State Hearse. At Buckingham Palace, a guard of honour will obtain the coffin. 

A bearer social gathering of the Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, will carry it to the Bow Room the place it is going to be placed on trestles, witnessed by King Charles and the Queen Consort. Chaplains to the King will preserve watch over the coffin.

King Charles III seemed near tears at this time as Parliament sang ‘God Save the King’ after he addressed MPs and friends for the primary time telling them he may ‘really feel the load of historical past’ on his shoulders following their very own tributes to his beloved mom the Queen.

His Majesty additionally seemed moved as the Lord Speaker and the Commons Speaker expressed their condolences and mentioned: ‘Deep as our grief is, we all know yours is deeper.’

The King stood at a gilded lectern to talk to the gang assembled in Westminster Hall and thanked the a whole bunch of politicians and friends, together with Liz Truss, Sir Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson, for his or her tributes his mom.

In his quick, poignant speech, Charles quoted Shakespeare in his tribute to his ‘beloved mom’ as he addressed Parliament for the primary time since turning into monarch, saying of the Queen: ‘As Shakespeare mentioned of the sooner Queen Elizabeth, she was a sample to all princes dwelling.’

He mentioned: ‘As I stand earlier than you at this time, I can not assist however really feel the load of historical past which surrounds us and which reminds us of the important parliamentary traditions to which members of each Houses dedicate yourselves with such personal dedication, for the betterment of us all.’

Charles mentioned the late Queen had ‘set an instance of selfless obligation which, with God’s assist and your counsels, I’m resolved faithfully to observe.’

He added: ‘I’m deeply grateful for addresses of condolence, which so touchingly embody what late sovereign beloved mom meant to us all’.

The a whole bunch of dignitaries then stood for the nationwide anthem, which moved the brand new King to tears on a day the place he might be seen in public with the Queen’s coffin for the primary time in Scotland this afternoon.

King Charles III was visibly emotional as MPs and peers sang the national anthem following tributes to his mother

King Charles III was visibly emotional as MPs and friends sang the nationwide anthem following tributes to his mom

Charles also looked tearful as he heard tributes to his mother and was told: 'Deep as our grief is, we know yours is deeper'

Charles additionally seemed tearful as he heard tributes to his mom and was instructed: ‘Deep as our grief is, we all know yours is deeper’

Britain's King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla stand for the national anthem

Britain’s King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla stand for the nationwide anthem

Charles mentioned he was moved by the tributes to his mom – who he mentioned ‘set an instance of selfless obligation’ that he mentioned he would faithfully folllow

The King said Parliament is the 'living and breathing instrument of our democracy' as he referenced the connections to 'my darling late mother'

The King mentioned Parliament is the ‘dwelling and respiratory instrument of our democracy’ as he referenced the connections to ‘my darling late mom’

Charles said he felt the weight of history around him as he spoke in the ancient Westminster Hall. where his mother will lie in state later this week

Charles mentioned he felt the load of historical past round him as he spoke within the historical Westminster Hall. the place his mom will lie in state later this week

King Charles III and Camilla Queen Consort arrive at Houses of Parliament

King Charles III and Camilla Queen Consort arrive at Houses of Parliament

‘The Queen set an instance of selfless obligation which I’m resolved faithfully to observe’: Charles’ Westminster Hall speech in full 

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons:

I’m deeply grateful for the Addresses of Condolence by the House of Lords and the House of Commons, which so touchingly embody what our late Sovereign, my beloved mom The Queen, meant to us all. As Shakespeare says of the sooner Queen Elizabeth, she was ‘a sample to all Princes dwelling’.

As I stand earlier than you at this time, I can not assist however really feel the load of historical past which surrounds us and which reminds us of the important Parliamentary traditions to which Members of each Houses dedicate yourselves, with such personal dedication for the betterment of us all.

Parliament is the dwelling and respiratory instrument of our democracy. That your traditions are historical we see within the development of this nice Hall and the reminders of Mediaeval predecessors of the Office to which I’ve been known as. And the tangible connections to my darling late mom we see throughout us; from the Fountain in New Palace Yard which commemorates The late Queen’s Silver Jubilee to the Sundial in Old Palace Yard for the Golden Jubilee, the magnificent Stained Glass Window earlier than me for the Diamond Jubilee and, so poignantly and but to be formally unveiled, your most beneficiant present to Her late Majesty to mark the unprecedented Platinum Jubilee which we celebrated solely three months in the past, with such joyful hearts.

The nice bell of Big Ben – one of essentially the most highly effective symbols of our nation all through the world and housed inside the Elizabeth Tower additionally named for my mom’s Diamond Jubilee – will mark the passage of The late Queen’s progress from Buckingham Palace to this Parliament on Wednesday.

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons:

We collect at this time in remembrance of the exceptional span of The Queen’s devoted service to her nations and peoples. While very younger, Her late Majesty pledged herself to serve her nation and her individuals and to take care of the dear ideas of constitutional authorities which lie on the coronary heart of our nation. 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 observe.

The King instructed MPs and friends assembled in Westminster Hall that he was ‘resolved faithfully to observe’ the instance of his mom, the Queen.

He concluded his first formal handle to Parliament as King by saying: ‘We collect at this time in remembrance of the exceptional span of the Queen’s devoted service to her nations and peoples.

‘While very younger, Her late Majesty pledged herself to serve her nation and her individuals and to take care of the dear ideas of constitutional authorities which lie on the coronary heart of our nation.

‘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 observe.’

There have been wild cheers and cries of ‘God Save the King’ as the monarch drove from Clarence House down The Mall for the historic second earlier than MPs and friends bowed and curtseyed as he walked slowly to his throne with Queen Consort, Camilla.

Liz Truss and her predecessor Boris Johnson have been additionally in Westminster Hall this morning together with Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer and a whole bunch of politicians.

His Majesty heard tributes for the Queen within the near-1,000-year-old Westminster Hall – the traditional coronary heart of the Palace of Westminster the place his mom will lie in state from Wednesday night for 4 days till her funeral subsequent Monday. At occasions Charles seemed deeply moved.

The Lord Speaker and the Commons Speaker expressed their condolences to His Majesty in a ceremony in Westminster Hall. Charles acquired a movement of confidence from each homes of Parliament – in one other constitutional occasion that has by no means been seen on TV earlier than.

The Lord Speaker Lord McFall of Alcluith mentioned individuals will proceed to attract power from the Queen’s ‘shining instance’.

Speaking in Westminster Hall, he mentioned: ‘In 2012, Her late Majesty got here to Westminster Hall to mark her Diamond Jubilee and we noticed the revealing of the sumptuous memorial window, commissioned by each members of Parliament’s Houses, which now graces the north wall of this historic space.

‘Like the sunshine that shines via this memorial window, Her late Majesty’s magnificent achievements will stay on by completely illuminating and enriching our lives and our nationwide discourse.

‘Your Majesty, even as we mourn the loss of our expensive Queen, we and future generations will draw power from her shining instance.

‘Your Majesty, on behalf of all of the members of the House of Lords, I pledge my loyalty to you. I want you and Her Majesty the Queen Consort nicely within the life of service to which you’ve devoted your self.

‘We are proud and certainly humbled to welcome you as our King. And we stay up for welcoming you on many extra events to Parliament, and to this corridor within the years forward.’

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle instructed Westminster Hall that in his first handle King Charles ‘pledged to uphold constitutional ideas on the coronary heart of our nation’.

Sir Lindsay mentioned: ‘In your first handle to the nation you recognised your life would change as a consequence of the brand new tasks.

‘You pledged your self to uphold constitutional ideas on the coronary heart of our nation.

‘These are weighty tasks, as the early Queen Elizabeth mentioned in her closing speech to parliamentarians ‘to be a king and put on a crown is a factor extra superb to them that see it than it is nice to them that bear it’.’

He added: ‘We know you maintain the best respect, the dear traditions, the freedoms, and tasks of our distinctive historical past and our system of parliamentary authorities.

‘We know that you’ll bear these tasks which fall to you with the fortitude, dignity, demonstrated by Her late Majesty.’

It is maybe ‘very British’ to rejoice revolutions by presenting an handle to Her Majesty, Sir Lindsay mentioned.

Presenting an handle to the King on behalf of the decrease home, the Commons Speaker instructed Westminster Hall: ‘Let me repeat a welcome to you and to Her Majesty, the Queen Consort, on this solemn event.

‘Members of each Houses of Parliament collect right here to specific our deep sympathy for the loss we have now all sustained within the loss of life of our sovereign woman, Queen Elizabeth. We have seen that this is a loss that is felt world wide.’

He went on: ‘Our late Queen was right here to mark the historic moments, such as the fiftieth anniversary of the Second World War, a battle by which she herself served within the armed forces.

‘And in 1988, we celebrated the three hundredth anniversary of the revolutions of 1688 to 1689.

‘It is maybe very British to rejoice revolutions by presenting an handle to Her Majesty; however these revolutions led to our constitutional freedoms, set out the muse for a steady monarchy, which protects liberty.’

The medieval corridor was full to bursting with friends and MPs crammed in to see the King and Queen Consort.

As nicely as the social gathering leaders these current included Labour left wingers likeJeremy Corbyn, John McDonnel and Zara Sultana, who wouldn’t be counted among the many most royalist of MPs.

Apart from music from the Band of the Household Cavalry the gang was fully silent.

The solely noises that might be heard earlier than the royal arrival was the thud of circling information helicopters outdoors and the sharp clack of staffs carried by the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, who supplied a symbolic bodyguard.

As the King left the corridor he appeared to talk to these he was passing and was repaid with bows and curtsies from these lining the passage.

King Charles and the Queen Consort take the thrones in Westminster Hall – the place the Queen will lie in state later this week 

Charles looked moved and emotional as he heard tributes to his late mother the Queen

Charles seemed moved and emotional as he heard tributes to his late mom the Queen

MPs and peers bowed and curtseyed to the monarch and his Queen consort

MPs and friends bowed and curtseyed to the monarch and his Queen consort

The royal couple smile as they are met by Black Rod and the Lord Great Chamberlain at the start of the historic moment in London this morning

The royal couple smile as they’re met by Black Rod and the Lord Great Chamberlain at first of the historic second in London this morning

Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, leaves to address Parliament for the first time in an event of immense symbolic importance

Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, leaves to handle Parliament for the primary time in an occasion of immense symbolic significance 

Labour leader Keir Starmer and Prime Minister Liz Truss, ahead of the arrival of King Charles III

Labour chief Keir Starmer and Prime Minister Liz Truss, forward of the arrival of King Charles III

Boris Johnson takes his place in Westminster Hall - days after he left No 10

Boris Johnson takes his place in Westminster Hall – days after he left No 10

Even anti-monarchist Jeremy Corbyn was in Parliament for the historic event

Even anti-monarchist Jeremy Corbyn was in Parliament for the historic occasion

Yeomen Warders march out of Westminster Hall, in the Palace of Westminster, where the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet to express their condolences

Yeomen Warders march out of Westminster Hall, within the Palace of Westminster, the place the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet to specific their condolences

King Charles and the Queen Consort will fly into the Scottish capital after Midday and journey to the palace to examine a guard of honour. The King observe the hearse to St Giles’ Cathedral – the primary time he could have been seen with his mom’s coffin – amid rumours Prince William, Prince Harry and their wives Kate and Meghan is also there after their shock reunion outdoors Windsor Castle on Saturday.

At 2.35pm, Charles and Camilla will be part of a procession to St Giles’ Cathedral 1,200 yards away. Charles and different royals will stroll behind the hearse as it makes its manner alongside the Royal Mile.

Full particulars in regards to the royal mourners have but to be launched however there is hypothesis the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the brand new Prince and Princess of Wales, who on Saturday put on a united entrance throughout an look at Windsor Castle, might be half of the group.

Charles will lead some of the royals on foot, anticipated to be the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence – whereas the Queen Consort and different members of the monarchy will observe in vehicles.

At the cathedral, the Crown of Scotland might be placed upon the coffin. After a service, members of the general public might be allowed to file previous to pay their respects.

At 7.20pm the King and his brothers will carry out the Vigil of The Princes. The coffin is anticipated to be flown to London tomorrow night, once more with Princess Anne accompanying her mom.

On arrival at RAF Northolt in west London at 6.55pm, the coffin might be transferred to the State Hearse. At Buckingham Palace, a guard of honour will obtain the coffin. 

A bearer social gathering of the Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, will carry it to the Bow Room the place it is going to be placed on trestles, witnessed by King Charles and the Queen Consort. Chaplains to the King will preserve watch over the coffin.

Mourners and wellwishers camped overnight as they wait outside St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh and will pay their respects to the Queen on Monday

Mourners and wellwishers camped in a single day as they wait outdoors St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and can pay their respects to the Queen on Monday

A man with his dog arrive early as they wait to view the cortege carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh

A person with his canine arrive early as they wait to view the cortege carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh

The Princess Royal curtseys as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, completes its journey from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

The Princess Royal curtseys as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, completes its journey from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

The Countess of Wessex was pictured comforting Princess Anne yesterday as members of the royal family watched Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrive in Edinburgh to lie in rest at the Palace of Holyroodhouse overnight

The Countess of Wessex was pictured comforting Princess Anne yesterday as members of the royal household watched Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrive in Edinburgh to lie in relaxation on the Palace of Holyroodhouse in a single day

The Countess of Wessex was pictured comforting Princess Anne yesterday as members of the royal household watched Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrive in Edinburgh to lie in relaxation on the Palace of Holyroodhouse in a single day.

Sophie, 57, the spouse of the Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward, 58, was seen putting her hand on the Princess Royal’s again in a supportive gesture after the coffin made the journey from Balmoral to the Scottish metropolis.

The Queen’s kids and their spouses – Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex – watched as troopers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland carried the coffin into the Palace. 

In a touching second, deference to the monarch was nonetheless noticed, with the royal ladies curtseying and the boys bowing their heads. 

Her Majesty didn’t journey alone throughout her 180-mile journey, Anne and her husband have been in a limousine as half of a procession straight behind her. 

The Queen will keep on the palace in a single day earlier than being moved to St Giles’ Cathedral tomorrow afternoon – the place earlier a big crowd had gathered to witness the noon proclamation of King Charles as head of state.

Yesterday, each Princess Anne and Sophie appeared teary-eyed as they checked out floral tributes to the Queen left at Balmoral, alongside different members of the royal household.

Meanwhile, Scottish mourners paid tribute to Her Majesty by lining the route of her coffin procession of their 1000’s as she left Balmoral for the final time.

Silent, sombre and respectful, well-wishers gathered beside nation roads, bridges and in village and metropolis centres to say goodbye to the lady who was by no means extra at residence than when in Scotland. 

By the time the procession reached its vacation spot of Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse, after greater than six hours, the crowds have been 10 deep in locations on the well-known Royal Mile, a well-known thoroughfare the Queen knew nicely.

As the procession neared its finish, flowers have been thrown in entrance of the hearse – from William Purvis, a household run funeral administrators based mostly in Scotland – and spontaneous applause broke out from sections of the crowds within the Royal Mile.

At one level, as the cortege travelled via Dundee, a lone long-stemmed flower might be seen on the hearse windscreen and in a rural half of the route farmers paid homage to the Queen with tractors lined up in a discipline.

Earlier yesterday, a single bike police outrider led the best way as the hearse travelled at a stately tempo via the Aberdeenshire countryside. At one level, as the cortege travelled via Dundee, a lone long-stemmed flower might be seen on the hearse windscreen and in a rural half of the route farmers paid homage to the monarch with tractors lined up in a discipline.

Hundreds lined the principle road of Ballater, the picturesque Victorian village closest to the Balmoral property, the place locals thought of her a neighbour, as the Queen’s coffin was pushed slowly via. Her Majesty and her household have been typically seen within the village in Royal Deeside, which she had visited since childhood and the place the Royal Family have space to be themselves.

The hearse handed Glenmuick Church, the place the Rev David Barr rang the church bells 70 occasions after the Queen’s loss of life was introduced.

Flowers have been thrown into the hearse’s path by well-wishers on each side of the street in Ballater, which was sombre and silent. The hearse slowed to a quick strolling tempo and mourners may clearly see the royal standard-draped coffin and the wreath that includes flowers from the Balmoral property, together with candy peas – one of the Queen’s favorite flowers – dahlias, phlox, white heather and pine fir.

Crowds have descended on Edinburgh's Royal Mile today as thousands head to the Scottish capital to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Crowds have descended on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile at this time as 1000’s head to the Scottish capital to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II

In a touching gesture, deference to the monarch was still observed, with the royal women curtseying and the men bowing their heads

In a touching gesture, deference to the monarch was nonetheless noticed, with the royal ladies curtseying and the boys bowing their heads

Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the Countess of Wessex and the Earl of Wessex at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, awaiting the Queen's coffin

Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the Countess of Wessex and the Earl of Wessex on the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, awaiting the Queen’s coffin

On arrival at Holyroodhouse she was met by three of her children and other family members. Pictured here from left to right is Prince Andrew, the Countess of Wessex and the Earl of Wessex

On arrival at Holyroodhouse she was met by three of her kids and different members of the family. Pictured right here from left to proper is Prince Andrew, the Countess of Wessex and the Earl of Wessex

The Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, and the Earl of Wessex outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

The Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, and the Earl of Wessex outdoors the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

Princess Anne watches as the hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth arrives at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Princess Anne watches as the hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth arrives on the Palace of Holyroodhouse

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, paid tribute to the Queen when her closing journey via the Scottish Highlands started simply after 10am.

Ms Sturgeon mentioned in a tweet: ‘A tragic and poignant second as Her Majesty, The Queen leaves her beloved Balmoral for the ultimate time. Yesterday, as she made her journey to Edinburgh, Scotland can pay tribute to a rare girl.’

The Queen’s oak coffin, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland with a wreath of Balmoral flowers on high, started its journey from the Queen’s summer season sanctuary within the Highlands and the primary settlement it reached was Ballater.

Locals from Ballater thought of the Queen a neighbour with the monarch and her household typically seen within the village in Royal Deeside, which she had visited since childhood and the place the monarchy have space to be themselves.

The loss of life of the Queen turned a stark actuality for tens of 1000’s who took to the streets to witness the primary stage of her closing journey yesterday. 

Many had travelled via the evening to safe their place alongside the route after Her Majesty left her beloved Balmoral for the final time. 

Yesterday, both Princess Anne and Sophie (pictured yesterday) appeared teary-eyed as they looked at floral tributes to the Queen left at Balmoral, alongside other members of the royal family

Yesterday, each Princess Anne and Sophie (pictured yesterday) appeared teary-eyed as they checked out floral tributes to the Queen left at Balmoral, alongside different members of the royal household

There was a solemn temper as the Queen’s oak coffin draped within the Royal Standard of Scotland reached the climax of the journey to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. 

Hundreds lined the village’s principal road as the Queen’s coffin was pushed slowly previous, and behind the well-wishers many retailers displayed images of the monarch as a mark of respect.

The hearse handed Glenmuick Church, the place the Rev David Barr rang the church bells 70 occasions after the Queen’s loss of life was introduced.

The car slowed to a quick strolling tempo and mourners may clearly see the royal standard-draped coffin and the wreath that includes flowers from the Balmoral property, together with candy peas – one of the Queen’s favorite flowers – dahlias, phlox, white heather and pine fir.

Elizabeth Taylor, from Aberdeen, had tears in her eyes as she thought of what she had simply seen.

She mentioned: ‘It was very emotional. It was respectful and confirmed what they assume of the Queen. She actually gave service to this nation, even up till a couple of days earlier than her loss of life.’

People gathered in Edinburgh to pay tribute to Her Majesty as her cortege passed through the Scottish capital yesterday

People gathered in Edinburgh to pay tribute to Her Majesty as her cortege handed via the Scottish capital yesterday

Thousands of people turned out as her coffin was transported from Balmoral Castle to the Palace at Holyroodhouse on Sunday afternoon

Thousands of individuals turned out as her coffin was transported from Balmoral Castle to the Palace at Holyroodhouse on Sunday afternoon

Royal fan Andrew Brown, 63, who watched the hearse as it travelled slowly down the Royal Mile mentioned: ‘Up till now every little thing appeared so surreal however this has introduced all of it residence. I feel I had been in a bit of a state of shock and numbness however seeing the coffin and the cortege with my very own eyes makes it extra of a actuality.’

Mr Scott, from Glasgow, added: ‘It’s a tragic day however I’m glad I acquired a possibility to say goodbye. The Queen beloved Scotland and I feel it is becoming that her final journey started at Balmoral.’

Hairdresser Ashley Coventry, who lives in Edinburgh, mentioned: ‘It simply feels bizarre. I feel all of us knew it was going to come back. But it is the realisation of being right here – it is a mark of historical past as nicely. I’m amazed by the quantity of individuals right here. People have travelled from far, from everywhere.’

Ashley, who was with daughter Hannah, 9, and husband Scott, 39, added: ‘It’s only a fixed stream of individuals. I’ve by no means seen something prefer it.’ Scott mentioned: ‘The Queen was a lot beloved in our family and it is a very unhappy day.’

Lynda Amos, 69, and her husband Richard, 67, instructed how they broke off from their vacation within the Scottish highlands to journey to Edinburgh to pay their respects. The couple stay 50 miles south of the capital in Duns within the Scottish Borders.

Lynda mentioned: ‘We got here straight right here. We’re devastated. It got here as such a shock after we had seen photos of her solely a pair of days earlier than when she met Liz Truss. It is so unhappy however it is the beginning of a brand new starting as nicely. The Queen has at all times been half of their lives. My father was within the RAF and he was in Kenya the place the Queen was on vacation when her father died. They all went to the airport and stood to consideration when she flew again to Britain to turn out to be Queen.

‘We have been to backyard events right here a pair of occasions. The Queen would come to host them on her manner as much as Balmoral every year. Everyone dressed up and she would actually make an effort. She was pleasant.’ 

Chartered surveyor Richard mentioned: ‘Being right here makes the hair on the again of your neck rise up.’

It comes after King Charles was greeted by 1000’s of well-wishers as he arrived at Buckingham Palace the place he met with representatives from the Commonwealth.

Crowds lining the size of The Mall – together with excited younger kids sat on high of the shoulders of mother and father making an attempt to take pictures with their telephones – cheered and waved at Britain’s new monarch as he was pushed in his state Rolls-Royce from Clarence House via the Palace gates at round 1pm, accompanied by a motorcade of 4 vehicles and 4 police motorbikes.

The King was adopted shortly after arriving at Buckingham Palace by his spouse Camilla, Queen Consort, who was additionally cheered by mourners.

Charles met Commonwealth normal secretary Patricia Scotland within the 1844 Room at 2pm yesterday, earlier than attending a reception with High Commissioners and their spouses from nations the place he is head of state on the royal residence’s Bow Room. Then at 3.30pm, the King – who was formally proclaimed at St James’s Palace yesterday – acquired the Dean of Windsor. 

Guests included Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and the Commissioner for Antigua and Barbuda – whose republican Prime Minister is threatening a referendum on ditching the Crown – as nicely as representatives for Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, New Zealand, St Christopher and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Honorary Consul of Tuvalu and the Acting High Commissioner for Australia.

Next week, the King and Queen will embark on a tour of the 4 residence nations within the run-up to his late mom’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey and burial at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, following her loss of life at Balmoral on Thursday aged 96.

Back to top button