The Queen’s coffin is travelling from Balmoral to Edinburgh on a six-hour journey by means of Scotland in the present day.
Sunday marks day three of the official ten-day mourning interval following the Queen’s loss of life, as per Operation London Bridge.
As a result of announcement of Her Majesty’s loss of life being made late on Thursday, the ten-day plan was shifted to permit advanced preparations to be organised.
The state funeral will happen on Monday 19 September and shall be a nationwide financial institution vacation.
What does ‘cortege’ imply?
A “cortege” is a solemn procession, sometimes for a funeral. The time period is getting used to discuss with the journey the Queen’s coffin is making from Balmoral Citadel to Edinburgh.
A “procession” refers to a lot of individuals or automobiles transferring ahead in an orderly style, particularly as a part of a ceremony.
On Monday, the Queen’s coffin will journey by procession to St Giles’ Cathedral, accompanied by the King and different Royal Members of the family.
It’s going to lie at St Giles’ beneath steady vigil for twenty-four hours and members of the general public are invited to pay their respects.
Who’s concerned within the procession?
Six gamekeepers from the Balmoral property helped switch the Queen’s coffin from the citadel to the hearse.
The Princess Royal, her husband Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the minister of Crathie Kirk and a consultant of the Lord chamberlain’s Workplace are within the convoy following the Queen’s coffin.
Properly-wishers and members of the general public are invited to assemble alongside the route of the cortege because it travels south to Edinburgh.
The primary cease was the close by city of Ballater in Aberdeenshire, the place tributes have been led by the Lord-Lieutenants of Aberdeenshire, in addition to senior officers and councillors.
In Aberdeen, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, in his position as Lord-Lieutenant, will lead a tribute at Duthie Park. The cortege will then journey on to Dundee.
Members of the general public are once more invited to pay their respects in protected standing areas alongside the A90 Forfar Street and Kingsway.
At 4pm, when the cortege is predicted to reach in Edinburgh, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and different celebration leaders in Scotland are anticipated to look at the coffin because it goes previous the Scottish parliament.
An enormous police presence has already been noticed within the space, with armed officers and canine drafted in to make sure public security in the course of the occasion that can have the entire nation watching.
Hundreds of individuals are anticipated to attend the procession alongside the Royal Mile in Edinburgh in the present day and tomorrow, whereas drivers in Edinburgh are urged to solely drive if completely mandatory.
What occurs on Monday?
King Charles will go to Westminster Corridor on Monday, the place each Homes of Parliament will meet to precise their condolences.
The King will then journey to Edinburgh with the Queen Consort as a part of “Operation Spring Tide”, the identify of his first journey round all 4 nations within the UK as head of state.
Later within the afternoon, the Queen’s coffin will journey to St Giles’ Cathedral accompanied by the King and different members of the Royal Household.
Members of the general public shall be allowed to view her coffin, which is able to stay beneath steady vigil for twenty-four hours.
King Charles will then return to the Palace of Holyroodhouse the place he’ll meet with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
One other vigil for the Royal Household will happen at St Giles’ Cathedral within the night.
Extra reporting from Press Affiliation