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King Charles and Camilla will travel to Scotland to meet other senior members of the royal family for procession of the Queen’s coffin

King Charles and Camilla will travel to Scotland to meet other senior members of the royal family for procession of the Queen's coffin

King Charles III will travel to Scotland to lead the procession for the Queen’s coffin through Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on Monday.

He will be joined by Camilla, Queen Consort, and meet up with Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, who were already there to meet Her Majesty’s coffin when it arrived from Balmoral. 

It is not clear which other senior members of the royal family will attend the procession and service at St Giles’ Cathedral. 

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Ahead of the procession, King Charles will head to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, his official residence in the country. 

His Majesty will inspect the Guard of Honour before being welcomed to his “ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland” by the Lord Provost, and there will be a ceremony of keys.

King Charles will symbolically receive the keys of the city of Edinburgh.

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From left, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Sophie the Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward watch as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, completes its journey from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where it will lie in rest for a day,  in Edinburgh, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after

The coffin will then begin a procession down the Royal Mile from Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral.

King Charles will lead some of the royals on foot behind the coffin for the 1.1km journey, while Camilla and other members of the royal family will follow in cars. 

When the coffin reaches St Giles’ Cathedral, King Charles, Camilla, Andrew, Anne, Edward and the other royals will attend a service of prayer and reflection for the life of Her Majesty. 

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 11:  Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence and Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal stand solemnly as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, completes its journey from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse on September 11, 2022 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom

After the service, the King will hold audiences with the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, followed by an audience with the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Alison Johnstone.

Later in the evening, King Charles and the other members of the royal family will hold a vigil at St Giles’ Cathedral. 

The Queen’s coffin arrived at Holyroodhouse earlier in the day, where Andrew, Edward and Anne lined up to greet it. 

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 11:  Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal is comforted by Sophie, Countess of Wessex as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II completes its journey from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse on September 11, 2022 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death

It was a sombre setting, but in a touching moment, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex comforted sister-in-law Anne by placing a tender hand on her back. 

The Princess Royal had made the journey alongside her late mother’s coffin from Balmoral. 

The Queen’s coffin was draped with the yellow Royal Standard of Scotland and will rest in the throne room until tomorrow when it begins its journey to London.

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