Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, made her last journey from Scotland to England today. The beloved Queen died last week at Balmoral Castle.
Her Coffin was brought to Edinburgh on Sunday where after leaving it with her family for a night, yesterday it was taken to St. Giles’ Cathedral where more than 33000 people were able to pay their last respect to the Queen.
Around 33,000 people paid their respects to Her Majesty The Queen Lying at Rest in St Giles’ Cathedral.
People across the country paid their respects, attending remembrance events and reflecting on a life of service.
This has been a very special part of history for Scotland. pic.twitter.com/JkXC5QhQLq
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) September 13, 2022
As per Scotland Government, “the queue to view the late monarch which wound down the Royal Mile, up George IV Bridge and past the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street – had closed at around 1 pm and that further efforts were made to ensure all those already waiting would be able to pay their respects before the lying at rest in Edinburgh ended at 3 pm.”
We would like to thank all the organisations who worked tirelessly alongside us to ensure that the public could pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.
— St Giles’ Cathedral (@StGilesHighKirk) September 13, 2022
Yesterday, The late Monarch’s four children- King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward stood vigil at St. Giles’ Cathedral.
The Scots bid the heartfelt farewell with a round of Applause. The Queen’s Coffin, draped in the Royal Scottish Standard and decorated with a large wreath, was brought out of Cathedral on the sound of a Pipe. And from there it was taken to Edinburgh airport for a journey to London.
A guard of honour by the King’s Bodyguard for Scotland and pipers followed the Cortege towards Edinburgh Castle and on to Edinburgh Airport airport.
The Coffin was received by the Royal Regiment of Scotland with a royal salute at the Airport and then a bearer party from the Royal Air Force carried the coffin onto the aircraft, an RAF Globemaster C-1.
The Late Queen’s only daughter, Princess Anne, was her companion since Thursday. She traveled with The Queen’s hearse on Sunday from Balmoral to Edinburgh, stayed at Edinburgh, and then traveled with the coffin from Edinburgh to London on the RAF Aircraft.
A National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy will be held on Sunday 18 September at 8pm.https://t.co/UGNsSFw6a7 pic.twitter.com/RJpZX3U8Nk
— Cabinet Office (@cabinetofficeuk) September 12, 2022
In London, a long line of the public was waiting to pay their respect on the route to Buckingham Palace, where The Queen’s Coffin was moved to Bow Room for the night.
Bow Room is situated beneath the state apartments and faces the gardens of the Palace. The Queen used to use the Bow Room for dinner with dignitaries. During the garden parties, the guests usually pass through the Bow room to reach the garden. Tomorrow, a Royal Procession will carry the Coffin to Westminster Palace where The Queen will lie in rest until Monday and the public would be allowed to pay their respect before the state funeral on Monday.
The #RoyalFamily is ready to receive #TheQueen for the last time https://t.co/jZivO0XY2q
— RegalFille (@RegalFille) September 13, 2022
His Majesty The King and The Queen Consort attended a Service of Reflection for the life of HM Queen Elizabeth II at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.
Dignitaries, representatives from civic society & the wider community across NI were among the congregation paying their respects. pic.twitter.com/hwvcVvpmud
— Northern Ireland Office (@NIOgov) September 13, 2022
The King and The Queen today visited Northern Ireland for a series of engagements. It was the Royal couple’s first visit since ascending to the throne.