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As the Queen’s casket leaves Balmoral, a large crowd gathers in Scotland’s streets

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As the Queen's casket leaves Balmoral, a large crowd gathers in Scotland's streets

Thousands of people lined the streets on Sunday as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin departed Balmoral Castle to start a six-hour journey to Edinburgh to pay their respects to the nation’s longest-reigning queen.

Six gamekeepers loaded the Queen’s coffin into a hearse in the morning after it had been put in the ballroom of Balmoral Castle and draped with the Scottish royal standard and a floral wreath.

Reuters stated that the casket will travel a convoluted route back to the capital. The coffin will be transported from Holyroodhouse to the neighbouring St. Giles’ Cathedral on Monday. It will stay there until Tuesday, when it will then be flown to London. The casket will be transported on Wednesday from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament to lie in state before to the funeral.

People had previously left floral tributes at Balmoral in honour of the Queen. The Queen’s passing has prompted numerous tributes around the world. On September 19, Westminster Abbey will host her funeral. The Queen will “Lie-in-State” in Westminster Hall for four days prior to the funeral so that members of the public may pay their respects, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

At a meeting of the Accession Council on Saturday, King Charles III was formally crowned as Britain’s new king. When his mother, the Queen, passed away, Charles immediately ascended to the throne. The ritual marking the new monarch’s accession, however, was a crucial ceremonial and constitutional step.

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