1000’s of individuals lined the streets of Edinburgh via the night time to see the Queen’s coffin because it rests at St Giles’ Cathedral.
The historic twelfth century cathedral has been open to the general public since 5pm on Monday to permit individuals to pay their respects earlier than the coffin begins its journey to London later right this moment.
Final night time, the Queen’s kids, King Charles III, Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward, carried out the Vigil of the Princes, standing guard on the coffin for 10 minutes.
Princess Anne was the primary girl to take action and all 4 saved their eyes to the bottom as individuals filed previous.
A service of thanksgiving was held within the cathedral yesterday and attended by King Charles III, the Queen Consort, Prime Minister Liz Truss, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and political and spiritual leaders.
This adopted a procession of the coffin via the Scottish capital from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s offiicial residence in Scotland, to the cathedral.
1000’s lined the route alongside the Royal Mile to observe the Queen’s coffin be taken to the cathedral as Her Majesty’s kids walked in solemn procession behind.
The coffin will stay on the cathedral till 5pm right this moment when it is going to be taken to Edinburgh Airport and flown to RAF Northolt close to London earlier than being transported to Buckingham Palace.
On Wednesday, the Queen’s coffin might be borne on a gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor the place the Archbishop of Canterbury will conduct a brief service.
Queues are already forming alongside the banks of the Thames to see the Queen mendacity in state in Westminster Corridor over 5 days beginning on Wednesday at 5pm.
Her state funeral might be held at Westminster Abbey.