Edinbugh Sees Crowds Silent and Solemn for the Queens Procession

Thousands of people watched in near-silence as the Queen’s coffin made its journey up the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. The Queen will lie at rest in the cathedral until Tuesday afternoon.
The crowd fell silent as the coffin passed the Canons’ Gait pub, and a cry of “God Save the King” came from the back of the crowd. The King addressed both Houses of Parliament on Monday, before meeting members of the public and receiving gifts of flowers.

King Charles III took part in the ancient Ceremony of the Keys, inspected a guard of honour and led a procession to St Giles’ Cathedral to lay flowers on the Queen’s coffin.
The Royal family, representatives of Scotland and people whose lives were touched by the Queen, attended the service. The First Minister read a lesson and Karen Matheson sang a psalm.

Crowds watch as the hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, passes Mercat Cross in Edinburgh, as it continues its journey to the Palace of Holyroodhouse from Balmoral. Picture date: Sunday September 11, 2022.

The Queen’s coffin will be at St Giles’ Cathedral for 24 hours, and mourners will have to queue to view it. Mourners are advised to bring their own food and drinks, and to use the toilets before entering St Giles’ Cathedral.

The Queen will lie in state at Westminster Hall for four days before her funeral on 19 September.

The Queens coffin cortege running Edinburgh’s Royal Mile