Her Majesty The Queen has left Balmoral for the last time, with the late monarch’s coffin this morning beginning the journey back to London, where the state funeral will take place on Monday 19th September.
Queen Elizabeth II was being carried out of Balmoral for the last time by the Piper to the Sovereign.
A reef is placed on top of the coffin, made up of flowers from the Scottish estate. pic.twitter.com/KqjV4A0v9e
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Mourners lined the streets as the Queen’s coffin was carried from the gates of Balmoral, the monarch’s much-loved home in the Scottish Highlands, en route to the Scottish capital Edinburgh, where the coffin will remain until Tuesday. . He will then fly back to London, accompanied by the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne.
The coffin will be mounted on a catafalque at Westminster Hall in London, where thousands of mourners will be able to pay their respects for four days. 200,000 mourners queued to pay their respects to HM the Queen Mother at the same venue in 2002.
The queen died Thursday afternoon at Balmoral, with her son, now King Charles III, and her daughter, Princess Anne, at her bedside.
Her grandsons, William, now Prince of Wales, and Harry, Duke of Sussex, both accompanied by their wives, stepped out in public for the first time since the queen’s death yesterday, greeting well-wishers and inspecting thousands of floral tributes left in Windsor. . Castle.