Queen Elizabeth's coffin left Balmoral this morning, and has officially arrived at her official Scottish residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence followed the hearse carrying the late monarch on the six-hour drive from Balmoral to Holyroodhouse.
Awaiting the coffin's arrival were Queen Elizabeth's sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, along with Edward's wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence joined them.
Most members of the royal family—with the exception of King Charles, Camilla, Queen Consort, and Princes William and Harry—have remained at Balmoral following the monarch's death. Yesterday, the royals attended a church service at Crathie Kirk, and then viewed floral tributes left outside Balmoral.
Now, Queen Elizabeth's coffin will lie in the Throne Room. It will be there until tomorrow afternoon, when it will travel to St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.
Tomorrow, the Queen’s coffin will travel in a procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’s Cathedral, and King Charles and members of the royal family will follow on foot and in cars. There will be a service at St Giles tomorrow.
"The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of great sadness for me and all members of my family," King Charles said in a statement following the Queen's death. "We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt through the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held."
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