Queen's coffin in Edinburgh: LIVE updates on route, road closures, as Queen travels to Palace of Holyroodhouse

Thousands of mourners are expected to gather in Edinburgh to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth will make her final journey to Edinburgh today from Balmoral (Getty/PA)
Queen Elizabeth will make her final journey to Edinburgh today from Balmoral (Getty/PA)

The Queen’s coffin has left Balmoral and will make its way Edinburgh today (September 11) in her final journey across Scotland.

The cortege is to travel through Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, and Fife before arriving at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Mourners are expected to line the streets to pay their final respects to Her Majesty, who is due to lie in state at St Giles’ Cathedral on Monday (September 12) following a sombre procession along the Royal Mile.

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Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh as the city awaits the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

The Queen’s cortege is expected at 3.30pm

Corgies in the Royal Mile

People walking corgis along the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, before the arrival hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. Picture date: Sunday September 11, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story DEATH Queen. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A protester holds up a sign at the proclamation of the new King in Edinburgh

A protester holds up a sign at the proclaimation of the new King in Edinburgh. It reads: “F***IMPERIALISM, ABOLISH MONARCHY" (SWNS)

Firearms officers stand guard

Firearms officers keep watch in Edinburgh ahead of the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

The Queen’s coffin is now expected to arrive in Edinburgh at around 4.20pm.

Crowd applauds at Queensferry Crossing as cortege passes

People applauded as the Queen’s cortege drove over Queensferry Crossing

A woman has been arrested after a protest in the Royal Mile

Queen Elizabeth’s hearse is seen on the outskirts of Edinburgh

The Queen’s hearse is seen on the outskirts of Edinburgh

The Queen’s cortege arrives on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh

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