Queen Elizabeth II’s body leaves Balmoral for a tour of Scotland and England

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin left Balmoral on Sunday morning for a nine-day farewell journey to her final resting place in Windsor.

A hearse carrying Her Majesty’s body left Scottish Castle at 10am local time and was scheduled to travel slowly more than 175 miles to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

Her coffin was due to lie in the throne room of the Scottish royal mansion before being carried out in a procession on Monday also attended by the newly ascended King Charles III. attended, was taken to St. Giles’ Cathedral.

Queen Elizabeth II will rest in the cathedral for 24 hours and the public can watch over her coffin.

On Tuesday, the late Queen’s only daughter, Princess Anne, is expected to escort her mother’s body to London by plane.

Elizabeth is taken to Buckingham Palace where her coffin was to rest in the Bow Room.

The hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth's coffin drives through the village of Ballater near Balmoral, Scotland on September 11, 2022.
The hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth’s coffin drives through the village of Ballater near Balmoral, Scotland on September 11, 2022.
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People line the street waiting for the funeral procession with Britain's Queen Elizabeth in the village of Ballater following the Queen's death near Balmoral, Scotland on September 11, 2022.
People line the street waiting for the funeral procession with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in the village of Ballater following the Queen’s death near Balmoral, Scotland on September 11, 2022.
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Members of the public gather at a makeshift memorial to pay their respects as they wait for the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II's coffin to pass through Ballater September 11, 2022.
Members of the public gather at a makeshift memorial to pay their respects as they wait for the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin to pass through Ballater September 11, 2022.
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Her body is due to be transported from the Palace to Westminster Hall on a gun wagon of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in a public procession and military parade on Wednesday morning.

The coffin will then lie under 24-hour guard by British soldiers for four full days before being taken in procession to Westminster Abbey for a state funeral on September 19.

The late monarch is then taken to Windsor Chapel and buried there in St George’s Chapel.

Princess Anne escorts the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth's coffin.
Princess Anne escorts the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth’s coffin.
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She will be buried close to her parents and the body of her late husband Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99, will be transferred to her side.

As Brits observe an extended period of mourning, Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will embark on trips to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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