The body of the Queen of England has left Balmoral en route to Windsor her final place of rest.
The late Queen Elizabeth II’s body began a nine-day farewell trip to her ultimate resting place in Windsor on Sunday when it departed Balmoral.
At 10 a.m., the body of Her Majesty departed the Scottish castle. local time, and was transported slowly the 175 miles to the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.
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In quiet, onlookers lined the streets of the Scottish town as the hearse passed.
First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, paid final respect to the Queen in a tweet on Sunday.
“A sad and poignant moment as Her Majesty, The Queen leaves her beloved Balmoral for the final time,”
“Today, as she makes her journey to Edinburgh, Scotland will pay tribute to an extraordinary woman.”
According to Sky News, a round of applause erupted from the crowd of thousands as the Queen’s coffin arrived in Dundee.
On Tuesday, the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, will escort her mother’s body to London via plane. Upon her arrival in the British capital, she will spend one last night in Buckingham Palace, with her coffin placed in the Bow Room until Wednesday.
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It will then be mounted on a gun carriage for a public funeral procession led by King Charles III’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
The troop will escort the Queen’s coffin down historic thoroughfares – passing sites including the Queen’s Gardens, the Mall, Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard – en route to the Palace of Westminster.