Queen’s children led by Charles walk behind late monarch’s coffin

King Charles III has arrived in Edinburgh – as thousands wait to pay their respects to the Queen.

His Majesty will then lead the royal family in a poignant procession behind the coffin of his mother when it travels to an Edinburgh cathedral to allow the public to pay their respects.

Thousands of people are expected to line Edinburgh's streets as Scotland says its final farewell to the Queen – as her coffin is transported in a procession along the Royal Mile to St Giles' Cathedral this afternoon.

The procession of the Queen’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral has begun.The procession of the Queen’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral has begun.
The procession of the Queen’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral has begun.
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Gun salutes will be fired every minute, with the final round of shots being fired as the hearse stops outside the cathedral.

Following the ceremony, the King will join the procession of the Queen’s coffin to St Giles Cathedral where the couple, accompanied by other members of the royal family, will attend a service of prayer and reflection for the life of the Queen.

Later, the King will receive the First Minister of Scotland, followed by the Presiding Officer, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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King Charles III and the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and the Duke of York, follow the coffin as they enter the cathedral for a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral.

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