Scotland: Queen’s coffin arrives in Edinburgh

Scotland: Queen's coffin arrives in Edinburgh

The coffin carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. After several hours’ drive from his country home of Balmoral in the Scottish Highlands, the motorcade arrived at the Royal Residence Palace of Holyroodhouse on Sunday afternoon, where it was greeted by a guard of honour.

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A note containing a personal greeting for Queen Elizabeth II lies in front of the Sandringham Estate.


Her daughter Princess Anne accompanied the coffin in a second car, and the Queen’s sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were there on arrival. The coffin was to be left at the palace overnight before being taken in a procession to St Giles’ Cathedral on Monday.

The hearse leaves Balmoral Castle and begins its journey to Edinburgh.  As reported by the media, the six carriers have ...

The hearse leaves Balmoral Castle and begins its journey to Edinburgh. As reported by the media, six bearers had earlier carried the oak coffin covered with the royal standard of Scotland out of the palace, where it had been kept in the ballroom for the past few days. , Image: Owen Humphreys / dpa

Thousands of people lined up along the route of the Rath Yatra.

The hearse was accompanied by other vehicles and motorcycles on its journey, which included the cities of Aberdeen and Dundee. Thousands of people lined the way to catch a glimpse of the coffin through the windows of the chariot. It was covered with the royal standard for Scotland and flowers. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday at the age of 96. (dpa)

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