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Queen's Children Walked Behind Her Coffin As It Transferred To St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh

The Queen's coffin is taken today in procession from the palace of holyroodhouse, where she was transferred yesterday from Balmoral Castle, to St. Giles' Cathedral, also in Edinburgh City, where there will be a Service of Thanksgiving for her life, according to The Royal Family's social media accounts.

St. Giles' cathedral is located on the city’s Royal Mile, halfway between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Her Majesty's coffin leaves the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Royal guards carry Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at the start of the procession, and members of the public gather to watch the procession on the Royal Mile.

The four children of Her Majesty, His Majesty King Charles III, The Princess Royal, The Duke of York, and The Earl of Wessex, walked behind their mother's coffin.

All four children of the Queen walked behind her coffin during the procession


Only The Duke of York was not in military uniform. He was stripped of his military honors early this year in the wake of Epstein scandal where his name has been dragged on the controversies. Along with the stripping of honors and patronages, he was not allowed to wear his military uniform.


Following the service, Her Majesty's coffin will lie at rest at St. Giles' Cathedral to allow the people of Scotland to pay their respects.

Draped with the Royal Standard, Her Majesty's coffin was flanked by the Bearer Party from the Royal Regiment of Scotland, and escorted by The King's Body Guard for Scotland (The Royal Company of Archers).

Queen Elizabeth II lies at rest in St. Giles cathedral

Her Majesty The Queen’s coffin now lies at rest in St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh. Above is a wreath of white flowers freshly picked from the gardens in Balmoral Castle. The Queen's crown in Scotland is placed above the velvet cushion.

Early in the day, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla visited Westminster in London where both Houses of the Parliament offered condolences on the death of their longest-serving monarch. 

The King delivered a speech to lawmakers at Westminster Hall

His Majesty was emotional as he gave a short speech to lawmakers.

Queen Elizabeth II will lie at rest in the cathedral for 24 hours to allow the public to pay respect. By September 14, she will be flown back to London in preparation for the state funeral on September 19, Monday.

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