The Prince and Princess of Wales Will be at Palace for The Queen’s Coffin Arrival

The Prince and Princess of Wales will be at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday when The Queen’s Coffin will arrive from Scotland. The Royal couple was last seen at the Windsor castle on Sunday when they viewed the flowers and tributes left by the well-wishers and met members of the public.

 

Announcing the details of Tuesday’s ceremony when the Queen’s Coffin will depart from St. Giles’ Cathedral, The Palace said that the receiving of the coffin will be led by King Charles and Queen Camilla. The Princess Royal accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will travel with the Coffin on its journey from Edinburgh to London.

 

Whether Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis would be attending? While there is no official information on the matter. I believe the Cambridge-Wales’ children will be at Buckingham Palace. But they might not be in the public eye at all. William and Catherine might want them to wish their Gan-Gan goodbye. Prince George is 9 years and Princess Charlotte is 7 while they do not understand the matter of life and death in depth they might know that they won’t be meeting their beloved Greatgrandmother again and it would be their only chance to wish her goodbye.

Update: Or Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and all great-grandchildren will bid farewell to their Gan-Gan and GreatGranpa together at a private ceremony in Windsor after the state funeral when Prince Philip and The Queen will be buried together. Thanks to Benice39501247 for the reminder.

The Queen’s Coffin was moved from Balmoral Castle yesterday to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh via a 6-hour-long road journey.

The Royal Family

Today, the Coffin was moved from the Palace to St. Giles’ Cathedral for a service of Thanksgiving. Her Majesty The Queen will lie at Rest at St Giles’ Cathedral until Tuesday afternoon when the members of the public can pay their respect.

Today hundreds of Scottish people lined the roads of Edinburgh to bid farewell to the beloved Queen.

The Royal Family

Tomorrow, at Edinburgh Airport, The Coffin will be conveyed onto the aircraft by a Royal Air Force Bearer Party and a Guard of Honour will be found by The Royal Regiment of Scotland. There will be a Royal Salute as the Coffin arrives. The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland will also be present on the apron. As the aircraft leaves, the Guard of Honour will give a final Royal Salute. The Band will play one verse of the National Anthem.

The Royal Family

At RAF Northolt, the Bearer Party and Guard of Honour will be formed by The Queen’s Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment). The Bearer Party will convey the Coffin to the State Hearse. The Guard of Honour will present arms on the arrival of Coffin and remain in that position until the State Hearse has departed the airfield. The State Hearse will then convey the Coffin to Buckingham Palace. The route will be:

  • A40
  • Eastbourne Terrace
  • Lancaster Gate
  • Bayswater Road
  • Marble Arch,
  • Park Lane
  • Hyde Park Corner
  • Constitution Hill
  • Centre Gate Centre Arch of Buckingham Palace

 

The Queen’s Coffin will rest in the Bow Room at Buckingham Palace overnight. On Wednesday afternoon, the Coffin will be borne in Procession on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, where The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall until the morning of the State Funeral.

The Procession will travel via Queen’s Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square, and New Palace Yard. After the Coffin arrives at Westminster Hall, The Archbishop of Canterbury will conduct a short service assisted by The Very Reverend Dr. David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, and attended by The King and Members of the Royal Family, after which the Lying-in-State will begin.

The Royal Family

During the Lying-in-State, members of the public will have the opportunity to visit Westminster Hall to pay their respects to The Queen. The Lying-in-State will end in the morning and the Coffin will be taken in Procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where the State Funeral Service will take place.

Following the State Funeral, the Coffin will travel in Procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From Wellington Arch, the Coffin will travel to Windsor, and once there, the State Hearse will travel in Procession to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle via the Long Walk. A Committal Service will then take place in St George’s Chapel.

 

 

The plan has always been for the Queen to be privately buried alongside her father, King George VI, mother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and sister, Princess Margaret. Her dearest Philip will be brought from the Royal Vault and buried with his wife of 73 years, reunited again.

 

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