The flag-draped coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was carried to the cathedral in the Scottish capital on Monday. During this, his four children were following silently. The body of the Queen was taken from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The Queen passed away four days ago at her Balmoral residence. The coffin, accompanied by a contingent from the Royal Regiment of Scotland and the King’s Body Guard in Scotland – the Royal Company of Archers – was carried to St Giles’ Cathedral with Her Majesty Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward following . Charles, Anne and Edward wore military uniforms, but Andrew did not.
Andrew, a Royal Navy officer, lost his honorary military rank because of his friendship with notorious American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Queen’s coffin will remain in the cathedral until Tuesday so that the general public can pay their last respects. Most of the people paid their respects in a peaceful manner as the Queen’s funeral procession came out. During this, one person was seen shouting in displeasure towards the coffin, while some others were heard saying, “May God save the king (God save the king).”
Earlier, King Charles III and his wife Camilla passed in a limousine car from Holyroodhouse to the Royal Mile, a road located between St Giles’ Cathedral, when they were greeted by a large number of people standing behind the barriers by clapping and waving their hands. Both got down from the car at Holyroodhouse and greeted the people. This was followed by a cannon salute from Edinburgh Castle.
Earlier in the day, Charles attended a condolence meeting in Parliament in London, where he addressed parliamentarians, saying he would follow the path of “selfless service” to his late mother. Britain’s Prince Harry, on the other hand, paid tribute to his “grandmother” Queen Elizabeth II for the first time, recalling her “good advice and adorable smile” and said he was comforted to know that his “grandfather” There is a reunion with Prince Philip.
The government has announced that the country will observe a minute’s silence on Sunday before the Queen’s funeral. Silence will be observed at 8 pm local time. People have been urged to observe silence in their homes or at community events. In response to condolences from the House of Commons and the House of Lords at the 1,000-year-old Westminster Hall in London, King Charles III sheds light on history and referred to many symbols of his mother’s reign. About 900 members of Parliament attended this program of state mourning and expressed their allegiance to the new Maharaja of the country. The Queen’s funeral will be held with full state honors at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, 19 September, according to a schedule released by Buckingham Palace.
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