Thousands of well-wishers are expected to line the route along which Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will be driven from Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital Edinburgh on Sunday.
The late monarch’s body, draped with the Royal Standard flag, is resting in the castle’s ballroom and is scheduled to depart the Balmoral estate at 10 a.m. BST for a six-hour journey to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, traveling through Aberdeen, Dundee, and Perth.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will travel more than 175 miles through locations with which the monarch had a deep connection or which are symbolic to her life of service, the BBC explains.
Queen Elizabeth II leaves Balmoral Castle for the final time.
Her late Majesty’s coffin leaves her Scottish estate on a six hour journey to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/MPWe0wNzl6
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The late monarch’s coffin will be led to London, where a state funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey on September 19th.
The Royal Standard can be seen draped over Her Majesty's coffin as it leave the castle estate.
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Tributes have continued to pour in for the Queen after Charles III was proclaimed King at a historic ceremony at St. James’s Palace in London on Saturday.
Churches around the country will be holding remembrance services for Elizabeth II on what is the first Sunday after her death.
On Tuesday, Princess Anne will accompany her mother’s coffin on a flight to London from where the coffin will travel to Buckingham Palace.
The following day, Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will be taken on a public procession through central London.
It will be laid in state at Westminster Hall and remain there for another four days.
On Monday, September 19th, the Queen’s coffin will be transported to Westminster Abbey for the funeral.