Queen Elizabeth II begins her closing journey

Queen Elizabeth II begins her closing journey

Three days after her loss of life at Balmoral, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II begins her closing journey on Sunday. His coffin should depart the Scottish citadel for Edinburgh, earlier than his solemn return Tuesday to London for his state funeral on September 19.

The departure from Balmoral, her residence the place the monarch liked to spend the summer season, is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. (11:00 a.m. in Switzerland). The hearse is because of arrive by highway in Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, round 4 p.m., after a journey of almost 300 kilometers.

A big crowd is anticipated on the route of the funeral procession, to greet one final time the one who had reigned for 70 years and seven months, a well-known and reassuring presence, however nonetheless mysterious, having handed by means of occasions and crises imperturbable.

The gang was requested to not throw flowers because the convoy handed, in order to not disturb the exact structure of the final journey of the 96-year-old sovereign, a lot liked in the UK.

Edinburgh at evening

The hearse will first cease in Ballater, the village very near the citadel, then in Aberdeen and Dundee earlier than reaching Edinburgh. The coffin will spend the evening there within the throne room of Holyroodhouse, the official royal residence in Scotland.

On Saturday, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the state funeral would happen on September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London, a mecca for royal weddings, coronations and burials for almost a millennium. It was there that the one who was nonetheless solely Princess Elizabeth had married in November 1947 to 21-year-old Philip Mountbatten. That is the place she was topped on June 2, 1953.

Dignitaries from all over the world are anticipated there for the funeral, together with US President Joe Biden.

Tens of 1000’s of individuals are additionally anticipated to pay their final respects to him on the Palace of Westminster, the place his coffin will relaxation from September 14 to 19, earlier than the funeral which can start at 10:00 GMT on the nineteenth, a public vacation in the UK.


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