Long hours of waiting and a sleepless night for some… In Edinburgh, the Scots gather in front of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Saint-Gilles Cathedral. The remains will reach London on Monday evening.
That night, King Charles III and his siblings Princes Andrew, Edward and Princess Anne attended a wake at the same St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. They placed themselves around the queen’s coffin. And gathered for about ten minutes, their backs turned to the coffin, before leaving the cathedral to the applause of the crowd.
“She is lying in her coffin and wrapped in the Scottish Royal Flag. Armed guards watch her. With all of us who him return visit, she is not alone on her last journey. It was very intense. I will never forget this moment. It’s a privilege,“says a Scottish woman exit of the cathedral in tears in the middle of the night.
According to the authorities, the queue will continue to grow throughout the day. “the number of people is amazing. People line up in the square at the other end of town. And it will grow continuously.“
This evening, the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will leave Scotland to reach London by plane. From tomorrow evening, 6 p.m. Belgian time, he will rest at the Palace of Westminster where hundreds of thousands of people will come to gather until the funeral next Monday.