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Queen Elizabeth II News: Queen Elizabeth II’s final journey begins, body brought to Edinburgh before leaving for London

London: The coffin of the late British Queen Elizabeth II was brought from Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire to her official residence Holyroodhouse Palace in Scotland on Sunday. During this, a crowd of thousands of people gathered on the way to join the last journey of the Queen. In the words of Maharaja III, Elizabeth II’s eldest son, it was the end of the first leg of his mother’s ‘last great journey’ before her funeral in London on 19 September. The Queen’s coffin, which was brought from Balmoral Castle to Holyroodhouse Palace after a six-hour journey, will be kept in the Throne Room of the palace until Monday afternoon, where members of the Royal Family will pay tribute to her.

The coffin was wrapped in the royal banner ‘Royal Standard of Scotland’ and a bouquet of flowers was placed on it. Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle. She was 96 years old. The vehicle carrying the Queen’s coffin slowly moved towards Edinburgh in the presence of a heavy police force with a convoy of seven cars. During this, people standing on the way paid floral tributes to the late Queen. Elizabeth II’s daughter Princess Anne was present in the convoy.

The Queen’s coffin will be taken to London at the end of the week. Buckingham Palace has shared information on state funeral plans. Under this, the funeral will take place on Monday 19 September at Westminster Abbey. This day has been declared a state holiday in Britain. Before the funeral, the body of the late Queen will be kept at Westminster Hall inside the Parliament complex for four days for the British public to pay tribute to her.

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Thousands gathered to pay floral tributes to the Queen at her Windsor, Balmoral and London residences on Saturday. Flags raised above all palaces and government buildings in Britain were raised to announce the coronation of the new King Charles III and will be lowered back at half-mast on Sunday for state mourning.

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