The Scots prepare to greet Queen
An important step. In Ballater, Scotland, just 15 minutes from Balmoral Castle, where the body of Elizabeth II currently rests, residents await their queen’s funeral procession.
In order not to miss the passage of the coffin, which must go to Edinburgh, some Scots arrived last night and slept in their car.
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Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place on Monday 19 September in London
The date is set. The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died in Scotland on Thursday, will take place on Monday 19 September in London, as announced on Saturday by Buckingham Palace.
Leaders from around the world are expected to attend the funeral, which will take place at Westminster Abbey at 12:00 French time. King Charles III, his successor son, declared a public holiday in the United Kingdom for the occasion.
The crowd awaiting the passage of the last voyage of Queen Elizabeth II
The royal hearse will leave Balmoral this Sunday for Edinburgh after a journey of nearly 300 kilometers.
A large crowd is expected along the path of the funeral procession, to greet one last time the one who had reigned for more than 70 years.
The curious, however, were asked not to throw flowers at the passage of the convoy, so as not to disturb the precise arrangement of the sovereign’s last journey.
The queen’s coffin leaves Balmoral this Sunday morning
The coffin of Elizabeth II will be transported this Sunday through Scotland to reach Edinburgh, where the public will be able to pay a first tribute to the monarch.
Kept in Balmoral from his death, the coffin will first leave Balmoral at 11.00 French time to reach the nearby village of Ballater, then Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland.
After a six-hour journey, the Queen’s coffin is expected to arrive at the Palace of Holyroodhouse at 5pm.
Good morning everyone!
Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the tributes paid to Queen Elizabeth II, while her coffin is expected in Edinburgh this Sunday.