October 1, 2022

King Charles walks behind the Queen's coffin in procession through Edinburgh

King Charles walks behind the Queen’s coffin in procession through Edinburgh


London
CNN

King Charles III drive a parade Queen Elizabeth II The coffin is seen on Monday as it moves from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland.

After a short prayer of thanksgiving, the coffin will remain in the cathedral until Tuesday evening.

The 73-year-old was joined by the late queen’s other children – Princess Anne and Princes Edward and Andrew, while Camilla was joined by Queen Elizabeth. King’s wifeHe drove in the royal car behind him.

Charles wore the full-day ceremonial dress of the rank of Field Marshal, and carried Marshal Patton, which was given to him by his mother when he attained the rank of Field Marshal in 2012.

The procession moved through the crowds of onlookers who stood in near-silence through the streets of Edinburgh.

Elizabeth’s coffin was draped at the Royal Standard in Scotland and wore a wreath, including a dry white heather from Balmoral.

The body was surrounded by a campaign of the Royal Scottish Regiment as well as a detachment of the King’s bodyguard in Scotland, the Royal Company of Archers.

King Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew walk behind the bell carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

After processing along the Royal Mile, the coffin received a guard of honor from the Royal Company of Archers in the cathedral.

The royal family then attended a short service of prayer and meditation, joined by worshipers made up of “all areas of Scottish society,” according to Buckingham Palace. Also present were UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

After the service, the King will meet with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, as well as a meeting with the Speaker of the Scottish Parliament. He will also go to the Scottish Parliament to receive a condolence proposal.

On Monday evening, the King and members of the royal family will hold a vigil at the Queen’s coffin.

Earlier, the King pledged to continue the Queen’s “dedicated service” to the British people in his first address to the British Parliament in London.

The Queen accompanied Charles on his first visit to the Palace of Westminster since he became king. In Old Westminster Hall, both Houses of Parliament offered their condolences on the death of his mother.

“We are gathered today to commemorate the remarkable extension of the Queen’s dedicated service to her nations and people,” the king said. When she was very young, Her Majesty the late Queen pledged to serve her country and her people.

“I have fulfilled this vow with unprecedented dedication. You have set an example of the selfless duty which, with the help of God and your councils, I insist that I faithfully follow,” Charles continued.

At the conclusion of his short speech, the British national anthem “God Save the King” was played.

After the visit, the king and his wife flew to Edinburgh, where the Queen was He has been resting since Sunday. The couple headed straight to the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the Ceremony of the Keys – a tradition whereby Lord Provost presents the monarch with the keys to the city.