Queen Elizabeth II's coffin takes long road through Scotland


Queen Elizabeth II's coffin has left her summer home in balmoral in Scotland and arrived in Edinburgh mourners packed the city streets and highway bridges to take part in a historic goodbye to the monarch who had reigned for 70 years Silence fell on the packed royal mile in Edinburgh as the hearse carrying the queen arrived but as the convoy vanished from view the crowd spontaneously started clapping when the hearse reached its destination of holyrood house Scottish troops wearing green kilts carried the coffin into the throne room three of her children princess Anne Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were there as the coffin arrived The queen's body will then be moved to saint Giles cathedral in Edinburgh for the Scottish public to pay their respects before it has flown to London on Tuesday Karen Chammas London

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