London: From her favorite home, Balmoral Castle in the Scottish countryside, the Queen Elizabeth II’s cortege traveled to Edinburgh, where she will be lie in rest until Tuesday, before moving to London.
During this time, a crowd of thousands of people gathered on the way to join the Queen’s last journey to pay tribute before the funeral in London on September 19. The Queen’s coffin, which was brought to Holyroodhouse Palace from Balmoral Castle after a six-hour journey, will be kept in the throne room of the palace till Tuesday, where members of the royal family will pay tribute to her.
The coffin was draped in the royal banner ‘Royal Standard of Scotland’ and had a bouquet of flowers on it. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday. She was 96 years old. The vehicle carrying the Queen’s coffin moved slowly towards Edinburgh in the presence of heavy police force with a convoy of seven cars.
The funeral will be held on Monday, September 19, at Westminster Abbey. This day has been declared a state holiday in Britain. Before the funeral, the body of the late Queen will be kept in Westminster Hall inside the Parliament complex for four days, so that the British public can pay tribute to her.