Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Sunday after a six-hour drive from Balmoral Castle and ahead of her funeral.
The funeral procession was on its first day of an eight-day journey before the Queen was laid to rest at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England.
A crowd of thousands stood along the Royal Mile in central Edinburgh to watch the Queen’s hearse pull into the city. The procession passed through Aberdeen and Dundee before reaching Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
The coffin arrived at the British monarch’s official residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where she will stay in the throne room. It arrived around 4:20 p.m. local time.
On Monday, King Charles and other members of the royal family will hold a vigil at St Giles’ Cathedral. The Queen’s body will then be flown to London on Tuesday.
Queen Elizabeth died Thursday at Balmoral, Scotland, aged 96. Her funeral is scheduled for Monday September 19 in London. The Queen’s body is buried in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle along with her husband and her royal predecessors.
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden had accepted an invitation to the funeral, the White House said on Friday.
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