This Sunday, September 11, Princess Anne could not contain her emotion when the coffin of her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, arrived in Edinburgh. Sophie from Sussex then comforted her.
- This Sunday, September 11, 2022, the body of Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Edinburgh
- His daughter, Princess Anne, could not contain her emotion
- She was comforted by Sophie from Sussex
These are moving images. This Sunday, September 11, 2022, the body of Queen Elizabeth II was transferred from Balmoral Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thus, the children of the Monarch, like Prince Andrew, Edward and Princess Anne, lined up behind the procession of Elizabeth II. Present at her mother’s bedside when she died, Princess Anne was photographed in the arms of Sophie de Wessex. The emotion and pain were so present that the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II could not hide her grief when her mother’s coffin arrived in front of Edinburgh Palace.
For six hours, the coffin of Elizabeth II traveled 300 kilometers to reach the Scottish capital. The Queen’s body must remain for a few days so that her subjects can say a final goodbye. According to the BBC 45 vehicles escorted the hearse. Visible through the vehicle, the Monarch’s coffin was covered with the Royal Standard for Scotland and topped with a wreath of her favorite flowers. This Monday, September 12, the remains of the Monarch will have to leave the palace to be moved to Saint-Gilles Cathedral, in which a service will take place.
Shots will be fired into Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
It is on Wednesday September 14, 2022 that the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will be taken in procession to the Palace of Westminster. The British Royal Family will then walk behind the Monarch’s coffin. The procession will pass through Queen’s Gardens, Horse Guards Parade and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard. At each pass, shots will be fired on Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and Big Ben will ring. It is at Westminster Hall that the body of Elizabeth II will rest for four full days before her funeral begins on Monday, September 19.
Charles III: “All her life, Her Majesty the Queen, my adored mother was an inspiration, an example for me and all my family”
The protocol for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II has been in place for several years. Indeed, as for her mother, who died in 2002, the coffin of the Monarch will be placed on a raised platform, under the metal roof of the 11th century hall. The religious ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey. The Queen of England will then be buried in the royal vault of St. George’s Chapel, alongside her husband, Prince Philip. An emotionally charged funeral for all members of the British royal family but also for all subjects of the Crown. Even if he finally accedes to the throne of England, Charles III expressed his deep sadness during his first speech: “I address you with a feeling of deep sadness. All her life, Her Majesty the Queen, my beloved mother was an inspiration, an example for me and all my family. We owe her the most sincere debt that a family can owe to her mother, for her love, affection, guidance and example. She lived a good life.”