The Queen’s Coffin has been seen for the first time in public today leaving her beloved Balmoral, just after 10am as it begins its 6 hour journey to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.
As people take up positions in cities and towns at the edge of road, the oak coffin in a glass hearse, is draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland and features a wreath of white flowers on top.
Today’s road journey will:
• Reach Ballater at around 10.12am
• Make its way through Aboyne, Banchory, Peterculter
• Arrive in Aberdeen at around 11.20am, moving through the city’s suburbs
• Move through Porthleven, Stonehaven before heading inland
• Head through the Angus countryside and past Brechin
• Arrive in Dundee at around 2.15pm, where it will go around the city on the Kingsway
• Head towards Perth, across the Friarton Bridge and down the M90
• Go over the Queensferry Crossing towards Edinburgh
• Enter Edinburgh from the west, skirting by Edinburgh Castle
• Travel down the full length of the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse by about 4pm
The Queen will later be taken back to England, where the public will be able to view her coffin, ahead of her funeral on Monday 19th September, now an official recognised bank holiday.