GB: Last trip of Elizabeth II to London to be buried there

Hespress UKSunday 11 September 2022 – 12:10

Queen Elizabeth II began her last journey on Sunday, her coffin leaving Balmoral Castle for Edinburgh, before her solemn return to London on Tuesday and her state funeral on September 19.

The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the flag of the monarchy in Scotland and adorned with a wreath of flowers, left by road on Sunday her Scottish residence of Balmoral, where she died Thursday at the age of 96, for reach Edinburgh, a trip scheduled to last six hours.

Balmoral, where Elizabeth II used to spend part of the summer, was a favorite of the monarch who reigned for more than 70 years.

The hearse must cover almost 300 kilometers in the day through the Scottish countryside. He is expected to arrive at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the monarch’s official residence in Scotland in Edinburgh, around 3:00 p.m. GMT. He will spend the night there.

The coffin will then rest for 24 hours at Saint-Gilles Cathedral where a religious service and a funeral wake will take place. On Tuesday evening, the Queen’s coffin will be flown to London.

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