This Sunday, September 11, Princess Anne could not contain her emotion when the coffin of her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, arrived in Edinburgh. Sophie from Sussex then comforted her.
- This Sunday, 11 September 2022, the body of Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Edinburgh
- His daughter, Princess Anna, could not contain her emotion
- She was comforted by Sophie from Sussex
These are moving images. This Sunday, September 11, 2022, the body of Queen Elizabeth II was transferred from Balmoral Castle to Holyrood House in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thus, the sons of the monarch, such as Prince Andrew, Edward and Princess Anne, lined up behind the procession of Elizabeth II. Present at her mother’s bedside when she died, Princess Anne was photographed in the arms of Sophie de Wessex. The emotion and pain were so present that Queen Elizabeth II’s daughter could not hide her grief when her mother’s coffin arrived in front of the Edinburgh Palace.
For six hours, Elizabeth II’s coffin traveled 300 kilometers to reach the Scottish capital. The queen’s body must remain for a few days so that her subjects can say their last goodbye. According to the BBC, 45 vehicles escorted the hearse. Visible through the vehicle, the monarch’s coffin was covered with the royal banner for Scotland and topped with a wreath of his favorite flowers. This Monday, September 12, the monarch’s remains will have to leave the palace to be transferred to the cathedral of Saint-Gilles, where a religious service will take place.
Shots will be fired in Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
It is Wednesday 14 September 2022 that Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will be carried in procession to the Palace of Westminster. The British royal family will then walk behind the monarch’s coffin. The procession will pass through Queen’s Gardens, Horse Guards Parade and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard. With each pass, shots will be fired over Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and Big Ben will ring. It is at Westminster Hall that Elizabeth II’s body will rest for four full days before her funeral begins on Monday 19th September.
Charles III: “All my life, Her Majesty the Queen, my beloved mother has been an inspiration, an example for me and my whole family”
The protocol for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II has been in place for several years. In fact, as for his mother, who died in 2002, the Monarch’s coffin will be placed on a raised platform, under the metal roof of the 11th century hall. The religious ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey. The Queen of England will then be buried in the royal crypt of the Chapel of St. George, together with her husband, Prince Philip. An emotional funeral for all members of the British royal family but also for all subjects of the Crown. Although he finally gains access to the throne of England, Charles III expressed his deep sadness during his first speech: “I turn to you with a feeling of deep sadness. Throughout her life, her Majesty the Queen, my beloved mother has been an inspiration, an example for me and my whole family. We owe her the most sincere debt a family can have to her mother, for her love for her, for her affection, guidance and example. You lived a good life. “