Queen Elizabeth II
Remains en route to London
The coffin containing the remains of Queen Elizabeth II has flown from Edinburgh to London.
The coffin containing the remains of Queen Elizabeth II. (1926-2022) took off from Edinburgh in a military plane and was on his way to London. A Royal Air Force plane, accompanied by her daughter Princess Anne (72) and her husband Timothy Laurence (67), took off in the Scottish capital Edinburgh in the late afternoon and is expected at a military airport in the west of the capital in the evening.
From there the coffin is taken to the former Queen's residence, the world-famous Buckingham Palace, where it spends the night in the so-called Bow Room. On Wednesday, a funeral procession takes the coffin to the British Parliament, to Westminster Hall. The Queen will be laid out there until the funeral on September 19th. After the arrival of Sarges The Archbishop of Canterbury holds a short service in the presence of the royal family.
Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Edinburgh
The coffin was previously in the former St Giles Cathedral in St Giles until Tuesday afternoon Edinburgh. Uniformed pallbearers then put him in a hearse, which drove him to the airport. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets. According to consistent media reports, onlookers applauded as the car passed them.