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Queen Elizabeth II’s final journey begins

The street are lined up with mourners as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin wrapped in the royal standard of Scotland travels from Balmoral to Edinburgh.

The hearse is being driven to the Palace of Holyroodhouse – the monarch’s official residence in Scotland – as part of the journey to London for her funeral on 19th September.

The Queen’s daughter is travelling with the cortege on the 175-mile journey.

The coffin is set to arrive in Edinburgh at about 16:00 BST after a slow six-hour drive which will see it go through Aberdeen and Dundee.

Once in Edinburgh, the Queen’s coffin will remain at Holyroodhouse overnight.

On Monday afternoon, the coffin will process to St Giles’ Cathedral, accompanied by the King and other members of the Royal Family. The coffin will remain under continuous vigil for 24 hours, with the public able to pay their respects.

BBC reports that a service will be held at the cathedral in the evening.

The following day, Princess Anne will accompany her mother’s coffin as it travels from Edinburgh Airport back to Buckingham Palace via RAF Northolt.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai