The coffin was flown from Edinburgh, Scotland to the British Royal Air Force (RAF) base in West London, from where it was taken by car to the royal family’s London residence. Despite the heavy rain, tens of thousands lined up along the twenty-kilometer route, the local MTI correspondent reported.
Traffic also stopped in the opposite lane of the expressway leading from the base to London, motorists got out and in many places expressed their respect for the late monarch.
II. After a long illness, Queen Elizabeth died last Thursday in Balmoral, the summer residence of the royal family in Scotland, in the 97th year of her life and the 71st year of her reign. From the moment of his death, his first-born son, Károly, was the heir to the throne of the British monarch, who III. He ascended the throne under the name Károly.
II. Elizabeth’s coffin was moved from Balmoral to the Scottish capital on Sunday and was laid to rest for a day on Monday afternoon in St. Giles Cathedral, the 14th-century main church of the Church of Scotland.
Nothing like this had ever happened on Scottish soil
According to the Scottish government’s information on Tuesday evening, 26,000 people paid their respects at the funeral of the monarch who died last week in 24 hours. This is the first time since the Scottish and English thrones were united more than three centuries ago that a deceased British monarch has been formally farewelled in Scotland.
The coffin covered with the flag of the royal family – Royal Standard – was transported from Edinburgh airport to London on Tuesday evening by a C-17 Globemaster aircraft of the British Royal Air Force. Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon was present at the short farewell ceremony at the airport. The coffin was accompanied by Princess Anne, the late Queen’s only daughter, on the way to London.
He will be laid to rest in Westminster Hall for four days, and 400,000 mourners are expected
II. Queen Elizabeth III’s coffin in Buckingham Palace. He was received by King Charles and his wife, Camilla, and then on Wednesday evening he will be transferred to the oldest building complex of the London Parliament, Westminster Hall, where he will be laid to rest for four full days. The funeral home will be open to the public from Thursday to Sunday at 11 p.m. According to the preliminary expectations of the London authorities, at least 400,000 people will visit II. Queen Elizabeth’s funeral – reports MTI.
Scotland Yard said: the public is constantly being informed of how long the queue is and how long it is expected to take for those standing at the end of the queue to reach Westminster Hall. According to the BBC on Tuesday, forecast scenarios were prepared at the London City Hall, which do not rule out that visitors may have to wait in line for up to 30 hours in certain periods.
The Queen will be buried at Windsor Castle on Monday
The farewell ceremony will take place next Monday, September 19, in the nearby Westminster Abbey, the ancient London coronation church of the Anglo-British monarchy.
The Queen was buried on the same day at the largest and oldest residence of the royal family in England, located on the western border of London Windsor will be laid to rest in his castle, where his late father, VI. King George and his husband, Prince Philip of Edinburgh, who died last April, in the 100th year of his life, are also laid to rest.
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