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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin in Edinburgh ahead of cathedral service

The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, 11 September 2022
The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, 11 September 2022 Copyright Owen Humphreys/PA via AP
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The late Queen's coffin will lie in state for 24 hours at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh for 24 hours, before returning to London on the Royal train, ahead of a state funeral next Monday. 

Prince Charles and other members of the Royal Family are expected to arrive in the Scottish capital on Monday for the service of remembrance. 

Crowds of people lined the streets of Edinburgh as the cortege carrying the Queen's coffin arrived in Sunday, making the journey by road from the Balmoral estate in the Highlands, where she past away last Thursday. 

Well-wishers gathered in their tens of thousands to pay their final respects at designated viewing spots along the way in the cities of Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. 

Her coffin law at rest in the Palace of Holyroodhouse overnight. 

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to take place on Monday, 19 September, in London, Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday evening. 

The funeral service will be held at Westminster Abbey at 10 am GMT (11 am CET) and is expected to be attended by a number of world leaders. King Charles III, her son who succeeded her, has declared the day of the funeral a bank holiday in the United Kingdom.

As Britain and the world continued to mourn Queen Elizabeth this weekend, her son Charles was proclaimed King by the Accession Council in the state apartments of St James’s Palace on Saturday morning.

The historic session proclaiming Charles III as the new sovereign was followed by the reading of the Principal Proclamation from the palace's balcony, followed by fanfare and gun salutes throughout the country.

Review the weekend's events in our blog below:

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