The body of Senator Edward Kennedy has left the family home in Cape Cod.
The hearse carrying the coffin of the lion of the Senante will travel the 110 kilometers to the presidential libary in Boston that Ted helped construct to honour his slain brother JFK. Overnight the Kennedy family sat in vigil by the late legislator. The journey to Boston marks three days of mourning for the senator who died two days ago after losing a battle against cancer. In the capital Washington flags are flying at half mast and will remain so until Monday.