Thousands line Edinburgh’s streets to see Queen’s coffin

Thousands of people watched in near-silence as the Queen’s coffin made its journey up the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
The Queen’s children, led by King Charles III, walked behind the hearse as it drove from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral.
A service of remembrance was then held in the cathedral.
The Queen will lie at rest in St Giles’ until Tuesday afternoon, allowing members of the public to pay their last respects.
Preparations have been made to accommodate a queue that could stretch from the historic cathedral to the city’s Meadows park, a distance of about three-quarters of a mile.
There was a respectful silence from the crowd, which was 10 deep in places, as the procession took place on Monday afternoon.
The quiet was punctuated by the echo of ceremonial gunshots which were fired from Edinburgh Castle every minute.
All four of the Queen’s children – King Charles, Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward – walked behind the hearse, along with Princess Anne’s husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.
A car behind them carried Camilla, the Queen Consort, and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward’s wife.
As the procession edged closer the crowd fell silent and cries of “she’s here” were heard.
There was a sea of hands holding phones in the air to try and capture the moment on camera while a barking dog momentarily put the police horses on edge.
From the back of the crowd a cry of “God Save the King” came as the coffin passed the Canons’ Gait pub. —BBC

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