Queen Elizabeth will be given a state funeral on Sept. 19. However, before that, the remains of the late British monarch will travel to different places. Princess Anne joined its six-hour trip to Edinburgh.
Princess Anne Looks Somber As She Accompanies Queen Elizabeth's Coffin To Edinburgh
The Queen passed away in Balmoral. Her coffin just left Balmoral and took a six-hour journey to Edinburgh with her only daughter accompanying the trip.
It will lie in rest at St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh for 24 hours. Royal fans and supporters, who wish to pay their last respect to the late Queen, could visit the church starting at 5 p.m. Monday.
Princess Anne looked somber during the trip, Daily Mail reported. After 24 hours, the Quee's coffin will be flown from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt Tuesday and Princess Anne will still accompany it.
From there it will be driven to Buckingham Palace Wednesday ahead of a processional through the streets of London to Westminster Hall, where it will lie in state until the morning of the funeral.
Since millions of people are expected to see the Queen's remains, there will be queue and control.
"We will open the queue and control it through the normal way," a senior Whitehall source told The Sunday Times. "It is like trying to organise something on a similar scale to the London Olympics in a matter of days."
"It will be like the Notting Hill carnival every day," a police source added.
Soldiers will guard the coffin around the clock. Aside from Princess Anne, members of the royal family are expected to take turns standing guard.
King Charles Cried When He Arrived In Buckingham Palace As The New Monarch
King Charles waited almost all his life to ascend the throne. However, it would only happen after the death of his mother. The ascension wasn't an easy one, the new monarch was reportedly in tears when he arrived at Buckingham Palace for the first time as the new head of the monarchy with his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, Friday.
He was seen wiping his tears again after greeting the public mourners and observing tributes to his late mother outside of the palace, Us Weekly reported. King Charles paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth in his inaugural speech.
“To my darling mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late papa, I want simply to say this, thank you,” the new king stated in his inaugural speech as king on Friday. "Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."
Prince William also paid tribute to his grandmother. He acknowledged how the Queen's passing was a personal loss to him.
The "world lost an extraordinary leader," the new Prince of Wales said in a statement on Instagram. "I, however, have lost a grandmother. And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful. I have had the benefit of the queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade."
He also acknowledged how the Queen guided his wife, Kate Middleton, for 20 years and his three children Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, had the opportunity to create "memories [with their great-grandmother] that will last their whole lives."
"She was by my side at my happiest moments and she was by my side during the saddest days of my life. I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of life without Grannie will truly feel real," the new heir said.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Princess Anne and King Chares.
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