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Edinburgh hosts ceremony and coffin exhibition of Elizabeth II

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Caixão da rainha, no Palácio de Holyrood, em Edimburgo, Escócia, Grã-Bretanha, 11 de setembro de 2022.

Queen’s Coffin, at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain,

of September
.| Photo: EFE/EPA

After a six-hour journey with stops for the public to admire, from the Castle of Balmoral, where Elizabeth II died last Thursday (8), the queen’s coffin arrived in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. A week of farewells begins with a procession guided by King Charles III this Monday ().

The queen’s body is found in the Palace of Holyrood, where Elizabeth used to spend her early summer. In the early afternoon, the coffin will be taken to the Cathedral of Sant’Egidio, where it will stay for 17 hours.

One Religious ceremony will be held in the cathedral. The solid gold crown of Scotland will be placed on the coffin, as provided for in the plan of events following the monarch’s death.

Next, Charles III is expected to receive Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon for an official meeting. Early in the evening, the royal family will hold a wake.

On Tuesday (09), the queen’s body will be flown to London, where it will stay for more 17 hours. Then, you will be taken to Westminster Castle, for another five-day wake, where authorities from different parts of the world are expected.

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