The Queen’s coffin to go from Edinburgh to London

EDINBURGH, Scotland — While King Charles and Camilla, the queen consort, travel to Northern Ireland on Tuesday, the queen’s coffin will be flown to London.

The Cathedral of St. Giles in Edinburgh, where members of the public pay their respects as the coffin lies in repose, is due to close at 3pm. (14:00 GMT).

Two hours later, a hearse will take the coffin by road to Edinburgh Airport. Princess Anne will accompany the coffin on its flight to London.

From RAF Northolt, west of London, the coffin will be taken to Buckingham Palace, where it will be met by members of the royal family.



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EDINBURGH, Scotland — King Charles is set to fly to Northern Ireland on Tuesday on the final leg of his tour of the nations that make up the United Kingdom.

Thousands of people lined up overnight in Edinburgh to pay their last respects at his mother’s coffin at St Mary’s Cathedral. Giles in the capital of Scotland. Some people even walked past the casket and then re-entered the end of the line for a second view.

On Monday night, Charles and his siblings Anne, Andrew and Edward, heads bowed, held a brief vigil around their mother’s flag-draped coffin as members of the public drifted away.

Early Tuesday, a man wearing a suit adorned with medals stood silently, bowed his head and walked away. A woman wiped away tears with a handkerchief. Another woman with two small children in their school uniforms walked slowly past the coffin.


EDINBURGH, Scotland — King Charles III and his siblings have stood in silent vigil around the coffin of their mother Queen Elizabeth II at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward bowed their heads as they stood on the four sides of the oak coffin on Monday afternoon. They stood for about 10 minutes alongside four members of the Royal Archery Company, who stood guard armed with arrows and quivers.

As they held the customary vigil, a procession of members of the public lined up to view the Queen’s coffin and record the past. Some bowed as they passed the king, while others passed solemnly with bowed heads.


LONDON — Officials in charge of the park outside Buckingham Palace have told people to stop leaving jam sandwiches as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II because of the “negative impact on the park’s wildlife”.

Some mourners left snacks along with floral tributes at Buckingham Palace and nearby Green Park. The sandwiches are a reference to a comedy sketch featuring the Queen and an animated Paddington Bear filmed for the late monarch’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this year.

In the video, the Queen said that like Paddington Bear she prefers jam sandwiches and hides them in her handbag “for later”.

The Royal Parks agency said on Monday people should not leave snacks, but could leave teddy bears and other items if they wished.

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