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    Her Majesty the Queen’s casket on its way to Edinburgh

    A cortege carrying the body of the monarch has set off from Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where Queen Elizabeth II died. The delegation is heading to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, which was her official Scottish residence.

    Thecortege set off from Balmoral at 10 am local time (11 am in Poland). It will first travel to Aberdeen and then along the east coast of Scotland, via Dundee, to Edinburgh. It should arrive at Holyroodhouse after about six hours.


    The coffin will remain overnight in the throne room at Holyroodhouse, while it will be escorted to Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral on Monday afternoon. Walking in the procession will be King Charles III and his wife Camilla, who have flown in from London, and other members of the royal family.


    The coffin will remain in the cathedral for 24 hours and from 5 pm on Monday it will be possible to walk past it to pay tribute to the Queen. It will later be taken to Edinburgh Airport and from there to RAF Northolt airbase in west London. The casket will be accompanied on this part of the journey by the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne.


    Elizabeth II died on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral at the age of 96. She had sat on the British throne for more than 70 years. 



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