Queen’s funeral cortege arrives in Edinburgh from Balmoral Castle
Three days following her death at her Scottish retreat in Balmoral, Queen Elizabeth II made her final journey on Sunday. The coffin was driven across Scotland to Edinburgh, where it was laid to rest at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.On Tuesday night, the Sovereign’s remaining parts will be traveled to London. Peruse our liveblog beneath to perceive how every one of the day’s situation transpired.
pm: Sovereign Elizabeth’s memorial service parade shows up in Edinburgh
After a 300-kilometer venture, the imperial funeral wagon showed up at the Castle of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Eight military pallbearers, followed by the Queen’s daughter Princess Anne and her husband Tim Laurence, took the body to the Throne Room, where it will spend the night.
The coffin will be guarded by the Royal Company of Archers, the ceremonial unit that serves as a bodyguard to the British monarch in what is the official royal residence in Scotland, so that the castle staff can say their final goodbyes to the Queen.
The imperial funeral car went through Dundee, Scotland’s fourth-biggest city on the east coast and the last stop before the capital, Edinburgh.
3:30pm: Prince William honoured to be made Prince of Wales
Prince William said he was honoured to be made the new prince of Wales when he spoke with Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford on Sunday, Kensington Palace said in a statement.
William was given the title, previously held by his father for more than 50 years, following the death of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth last week.
“The ruler recognized his and the princess’ profound warmth for Grains, having made their most memorable family home in Anglesey including during the earliest long stretches of Sovereign George’s life,” the assertion said.
“The Prince and Princess will spend the months and years ahead deepening their relationship with communities across Wales. They want to do their part to support the aspirations of the Welsh people and to shine a spotlight on both the challenges and opportunities in front of them.”
2:49pm: Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession arrives in Aberdeen
The imperial funeral car passed through Aberdeen, Scotland’s third-biggest city, where a huge group was holding up peacefully.
Queen Elizabeth spoke last year of her “deep and abiding affection” for Scotland and recalled the “many happy memories” that she and her late husband Prince Philip shared in the country.
The sovereign’s mom, likewise called Elizabeth, was from a Scottish family, who inhabited Glamis Palace in Angus. As a youthful princess, Elizabeth burned through the vast majority of her summers in Scotland either with her folks at Balmoral Palace or with her maternal grandparents at Glamis.
While still a teenager she gave her first public speech in Aberdeen in 1944, when she opened a home for the British Sailors’ Society.
12:21pm: China’s President Xi congratulates Charles III on his accession to the throne
China’s President Xi Jinping on Sunday congratulated Charles III on his accession to the British throne, state media reported.
Xi told Charles in a message that he was able to “extend well disposed trades and commonly valuable participation, and reinforce correspondence on worldwide issues”, the authority Xinhua news organization said.
12:20pm: India observes a day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II
India observed a day of mourning on Sunday for Queen Elizabeth II with flags lowered to half-staff on all government buildings. Flags atop the Indian parliament, President House, Red Fort and other government offices in New Delhi were lowered.
Head of the state Narendra Modi on Thursday referred to Sovereign Elizabeth as “a sturdy of our times”.
11:08 am: Coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II leaves Balmoral Castle
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin on Sunday left the Scottish retreat at Balmoral where she died, with thousands of people lining the route towards Edinburgh.
A hush fell over the gathered crowd as the cortege carrying the queen’s casket exited the gates of Balmoral Castle. The United Kingdom is observing more than a week of mourning, culminating in her state funeral in London on September 19.
Six groundskeepers had loaded the oak coffin – draped with a Scottish Royal Standard and a floral wreath – into a black hearse that was to wind its way slowly on a six-hour journey to Scotland’s capital.
Security escort vehicles and a mauve Bentley conveying the sovereign’s just little girl Princess Anne made up the cortege going through a progression of towns prior to arriving at Edinburgh, where her casket will rest for two days to permit individuals to offer recognition.
10:00am: ‘Reunited for granny’: UK papers hail apparent reconciliation between William and Harry
Britain’s newspapers on Sunday were hailing an apparent royal reconciliation as their front pages were dedicated to the reunion of princes William and Harry, along with their wives Kate and Meghan.
Photos of the group of four taking a gander at flower recognitions for Sovereign Elizabeth II external her previous Windsor Palace home were sprinkled across the fronts of a large number of the country’s Sunday papers.
“Reunited for granny,” read the Mirror’s headline, while the Telegraph ran with “Reunited in sorrow” and the Sun with “All 4 One”.
A few papers implied that relations actually had all the earmarks of being cold, with the Times title perusing: “Fighting Windsors’ abnormal ceasefire to respect the Sovereign”.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II embarks on her journey on Sunday with thousands of her mourning subjects expected to line her coffin’s route from the Scottish retreat where she died.
The solemn departure of the queen’s oak casket from Balmoral Castle for Edinburgh marks the start of an odyssey of national mourning culminating in her state funeral in London on September 19.
Her journey begins a day after her son Charles III was formally proclaimed king, and after her grandsons William and Harry, and their wives Kate and Meghan, briefly reunited for a walkabout to view tributes to the Queen.
A funeral car conveying the casket of England’s longest-serving ruler will make a six-hour venture through Scottish towns prior to showing up in Edinburgh, where it will rest for two days so individuals can offer recognition.