The Queen’s state funeral is to take place at Westminster Abbey on 19 September on a day of mourning that King Charles III has declared a public holiday.
The funeral will start at 11am and coincide with the end of a 10-day period of national mourning following her death at Balmoral in Scotland last Thursday aged 96.
The Queen’s final 500-mile journey to Buckingham Palace begins today.
The first leg is the 170-mile journey from Balmoral to her official residence in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh.
The funeral cortege will pass through Aberdeen, Angus and Tayside on the way to the Scottish capital, with large numbers expected to line the route.
The coffin will be accompanied by the Earl of Dalhousie and the minister of Crathie Church, where the Queen worshipped during her stays at Balmoral.
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