The coffin containing the body of the late Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the Scottish capital, after a long procession from her Balmoral estate in the Highlands.
The late Queen, whose ancestry James VI, King of Scots, first united the crowns of Scotland and England in 1603 when her namesake Elizabeth I of England died childless, will rest in the hall from the throne at night.
The Queen’s coffin arrived in Edinburgh after a six-hour procession from Balmoral.
The late monarch will remain at the Palace of Holyroodhouse overnight before ceremonies begin tomorrow.
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The Queen was accompanied on her journey by her only daughter, Anne, the Princess Royal, and met by soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland, of which she was Colonel-in-Chief.
On Monday, the Queen’s coffin will be processed halfway the Royal Mile, which runs from the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the royal fortress of Edinburgh Castle, to the High Kirk, St Giles’ Cathedral, where an action service of grace for the life and service of the Queen will take place in the presence of her successor, King Charles III.
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