King Charles III walks behind his mother's coffin as Scotland pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

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By stefan armitage

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King Charles III has joined his siblings in the procession behind his late mother's coffin as Scotland pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

On Monday (September 12), the queen's oak coffin was transported in a hearse from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, down Edinburgh's Royal Mile, and to St Giles' Cathedral, where a service of thanksgiving will take place to honor the late monarch's life and her connection to Scotland.

The new monarch, King Charles III, walked alongside his siblings - Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward - behind the hearse.

They were joined by Princess Anne's husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

The Royal Mile was surrounded by thousands of members of the public, who had turned out to pay their respects. Many in the crowd respectfully applauded, as the procession passed. Others called from the crowd saying, "God bless the Queen."

The car behind the hearse was transporting the new Queen Consort, Camilla, and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.

The Duke of York was not wearing his military uniform as he is no longer a working member of the Royal Family.

Per BBC News, Prince Andrew was renounced of his military titles earlier this year, after settling his civil sexual assault lawsuit.

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is draped with the Royal Standard in Scotland and a wreath of flowers - containing dried white heather from the Balmoral royal estate - has been placed on top.

Those in attendance at the service include First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon and new UK prime minister Liz Truss.

Earlier in the day, King Charles III took part in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in which he was given the ceremonial keys to the city of Edinburgh.

This afternoon, King Charles III will attend a motion of condolence in the chamber of the Scottish Parliament.

Following the service at St Giles' Cathedral, the Queen's coffin will lay in rest for 24 hours to give the members of the public the opportunity to pay their respects.

On Tuesday, the Queen's coffin will be flown to London, where it will eventually be taken to the Palace of Westminster.

Featured image credit: BBC

King Charles III walks behind his mother's coffin as Scotland pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

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By stefan armitage

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King Charles III has joined his siblings in the procession behind his late mother's coffin as Scotland pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

On Monday (September 12), the queen's oak coffin was transported in a hearse from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, down Edinburgh's Royal Mile, and to St Giles' Cathedral, where a service of thanksgiving will take place to honor the late monarch's life and her connection to Scotland.

The new monarch, King Charles III, walked alongside his siblings - Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward - behind the hearse.

They were joined by Princess Anne's husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

The Royal Mile was surrounded by thousands of members of the public, who had turned out to pay their respects. Many in the crowd respectfully applauded, as the procession passed. Others called from the crowd saying, "God bless the Queen."

The car behind the hearse was transporting the new Queen Consort, Camilla, and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.

The Duke of York was not wearing his military uniform as he is no longer a working member of the Royal Family.

Per BBC News, Prince Andrew was renounced of his military titles earlier this year, after settling his civil sexual assault lawsuit.

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is draped with the Royal Standard in Scotland and a wreath of flowers - containing dried white heather from the Balmoral royal estate - has been placed on top.

Those in attendance at the service include First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon and new UK prime minister Liz Truss.

Earlier in the day, King Charles III took part in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in which he was given the ceremonial keys to the city of Edinburgh.

This afternoon, King Charles III will attend a motion of condolence in the chamber of the Scottish Parliament.

Following the service at St Giles' Cathedral, the Queen's coffin will lay in rest for 24 hours to give the members of the public the opportunity to pay their respects.

On Tuesday, the Queen's coffin will be flown to London, where it will eventually be taken to the Palace of Westminster.

Featured image credit: BBC