Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has reached Buckingham palace. People are in queues to say the last goodbye to the late Monarch. Thousands of people lined the 14-mile route as the casket travelled from RAF Northolt in west London.
On Sunday, the Queen’s oak coffin had been driven to the Scottish capital from the Balmoral estate where she died last week aged 96, and held overnight at the royal residence of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
When the band played “God Save, The King”, Britain’s longest reigning Monarch, her four children Charles, Princess Anne, Princes Edward and Andrew, stepped out behind the hearse flanked by kilted soldiers.
A massive crowd gathered in the queues to watch the silent march to 12th-century St Giles’ Cathedral. Cannons were fired at one-minute intervals from Edinburgh Castle.
Britain’s Royal family was joined by the newly appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for a service of prayer and thought for the Monarch who reigned for a record-breaking 70 years.
Afterwards, King Charles III, along with the senior Royals, stood behind the Coffin of the Queen draped in Royal Standard of Scotland and topped by a wreath of flowers. It has remained at rest in Balmoral so mansion workers could say their last goodbyes.
The massive crowd gathered outside Buckingham palace to pay tribute to the dead Queen Elizabeth II.
Well Wishers brought Flowers, teddy bears and balloons to pay Queen floral tributes.
The crowd gathered to pay their respects by laying flowers on Thursday, but officials have raised concerns about some items being left.
Last week on Thursday, 8 September, Buckingham palace announced that the longest reigning Monarch of Britain, Queen Elizabeth II, passed peacefully at Balmoral.
Soon after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her elder son Prince Charles took over the throne and was officially proclaimed King Charles III.
During the first address, King Charles III announced his senior-most son Prince William and Kate as Prince and Princess of Wales.