December 4, 2022

London — The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has arrived again at Buckingham Palace, the Related Press reported. Previous Tuesday, the overdue monarch left Scotland for the overall time.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives within the Royal Hearse at Buckingham Palace in London on Sept. 13, 2022, the place it’s going to leisure within the Palace’s Bow Room in a single day.

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An army C-17 Globemaster sporting the queen’s stays touched down Tuesday night time at RAF Northolt, an air drive base within the west of London, about an hour after it left Edinburgh, Scotland, the Related Press reported. The State Hearse sporting the coffin made its manner during the wet streets of London, the place crowds of mourners coated as much as pay their respects.

Previous within the day, crowds stuffed Scotland’s capital to pay their respects to the queen in particular person.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried off a aircraft by way of the Queen’s Color Squadron at RAF Northolt in London, to be taken to Buckingham Palace, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. 

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Masses of hundreds are anticipated to attend hours for a chance to peer the queen’s coffin later this week because it lies in state at Westminster Corridor.

The casket previous was once taken from St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, after it was once carried in a solemn procession during the Scottish capital to hushed crowds.  

On the airport, because the Royal Regiment of Scotland, in ceremonial kilts, seemed on, a Royal Air Drive bearer birthday party carried the coffin slowly on board.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried to the RAF plane at Edinburgh Airport, Scotland, Tuesday Sept. 13, 2022, for the overall adventure from Scotland in a Royal Air Drive aircraft to London.

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The made over nationwide anthem was once performed because the aircraft taxied to the runway and the queen, who died at her cherished Balmoral house within the Highlands remaining week elderly 96, left Scotland for the overall time.

The overdue monarch will first be dropped at Buckingham Palace for the night time prior to being transported to Westminster Corridor on Wednesday, the place some well-wishers were queueing for twenty-four hours already to bid farewell to Britain’s longest-serving sovereign.  

Procession Of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II's Coffin To St Giles Cathedral
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried into St Giles Cathedral, after making its manner alongside The Royal Mile, September 12, 2022, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Two girls, Grace and Vanessa, mentioned that they had already taken their position within the line, ready in a single day to pay their respects a complete day prior to the queen’s coffin was once even because of arrive at Westminster.

“This morning, we went to the true practice session of Her Majesty’s coffin going into Westminster Corridor. It was once heartbreaking, the solemnness of the instance,” Grace advised the BBC. “I believe the entire country goes to be heartbroken and in floods of tears. We have been.”

“That is the best way we wish to pay appreciate to the queen, who has completed a perfect provider to the rustic and the commonwealth and the sector,” Vanessa mentioned.

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The coffin will likely be transported by way of hearse to Buckingham Palace within the center of the capital. On Wednesday, the queen’s coffin will likely be moved in a procession the quick distance from the palace to Westminster Corridor, the place the overdue monarch will lie in state till her state funeral on Monday. 

King Charles III, along his spouse Camilla, the queen consort, have been visiting Belfast, Northern Eire on Tuesday. They’ll meet politicians and non secular leaders and attend a provider at St. Anne’s Cathedral prior to returning to London later within the day.

AFP contributed to this document.

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