The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was taken to Edinburgh

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was taken to Edinburgh

LONDON: The carriage carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is now on its way to Edinburgh by road before being taken to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Citing a report from The Telegraph , the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II, which was placed in the hall of Balmoral Palace, Scotland left at 10 am (5 pm Malaysia time) and is expected to arrive in Edinburgh around 4 pm local time.

The journey is expected to take six hours and pass through some remote roads to allow people to pay their last respects.

The procession’s first stop will be a brief stop in Ballater for a final tribute attended by the queen’s representatives in Aberdeenshire and senior officials.

After Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will be taken to Windsor, to be buried next to her husband, Prince Philip, who died in 2021 at the age of 99.

According to the portal, the late queen’s coffin was made of oak and covered with the flag of the ‘Royal Standard’ of Scotland with a wreath placed on it.

Queen Elizabeth II breathed her last at Balmoral Palace on Thursday.

Britain is currently in mourning until a State Funeral takes place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey.

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