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11 Sep 2022

The Queen’s coffin arrives in Edinburgh as part of ‘last, great journey’

Scotland Correspondent

Queen Elizabeth II has begun her final journey.

Through the rolling Scottish countryside and the cobbled Edinburgh streets, thousands of people lined the route of the royal procession, as it carried the Queen’s coffin towards its final resting place.

Draped fittingly enough in the Royal Standard of Scotland, it is the first part of what King Charles described as his mother’s “last, great journey”.

With a single police outrider leading the way, the Royal cortege made its way from Balmoral in the Highlands – on a 175 mile journey past Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth before reaching Edinburgh – where the Queen’s coffin will lie at rest in the Palace of Holyroodhouse overnight.