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Elizabeth II's children hold vigil at the queen's coffin

O rei Charles III e a rainha consorte Camilla na Catedral de St Giles, na Escócia
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla at St Giles Cathedral in ScotlandO rei Charles III e a rainha consorte Camilla na Catedral de St Giles, na Escócia | Photo: EFE/EPA/NUNO VEIGA

The four children of Elizabeth II were in this Monday ( ) vigil before the queen’s coffin at St Giles Cathedral, Scotland, where a funeral was held. King Charles III, along with Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward, stood silently around the coffin for about ten minutes.12204711

This is the first time that a woman, Anne, has fulfilled this role in the British royal family. When Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, mother of Elizabeth II, died in 2002, the vigil was held by her male grandchildren – Charles, Andrew, Edward and David Armstrong-Jones, Princess Margaret’s only child.

12204711 )On Tuesday, at 16h GMT ( h of Brasília), the coffin will be taken in procession from the cathedral and will be transported by plane to London, accompanied by Princess Anne.

The aircraft should land around 660 h GMT (12h from Brasília) at Northolt air base, and then taken to Buckingham Palace, the sovereign’s official residence, where he will be in a hall for members of the royal family and employees can honor her.

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