Queen Elizabeth II: Queen's coffin route and how to see monarch lying in state at Edinburgh’s St Giles’ Cathedral

The Queen's coffin will travel in a hearse from Balmoral Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Sunday (September 11) – and mourners will be able to view the monarch’s coffin in Edinburgh on Monday (September 12).

It is expected to arrive at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, at the foot of the Royal Mile, at around 4pm on Sunday. It will then lie at rest in the throne room of the palace.

There will then be a solemn procession along the Royal Mile on Monday (September 12), which is expected to begin at around 2.30pm.

Her Majesty's Coffin will travel to St Giles’ Cathedral on Edinburgh’s High Street. Mourners will be permitted to view the late monarch’s coffin at the cathedral from about 5pm.

Mourners will be able to view the Queen’s coffin in Edinburgh from 5pm on Monday September 12, officials have confirmed.

A queuing system will be in place, with security checks and restrictions on mobile phones. All photography and recording is strictly prohibited.

The Queen will lie in state at St Giles’ Cathedral for 24 hours and members of the royal family – including the newly-anointed King Charles III – will stand beside the coffin from 7.20pm in a tradition known as the ‘Vigil of the Princes’.

The Queen's coffin will then be flown to London on Tuesday (September 13) on an RAF plane, ahead of her state funeral.

In London, hundreds of thousands of mourners are expected to visit the Queen’s coffin, which will lay in state at Westminster Hall for four days.

Then, Her Majesty’s state funeral is to take place on Monday (September 19), as Westminster Abbey. The day has been declared a Bank Holiday by King Charles III.

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