the coffin of the Queen isabel II will be traveling this Sunday by road through Scottish towns and villages, as he sets out on his final journey from his beloved Scottish haven of Balmoral.
His supporters are expected to fill the streets to watch as the hearse carrying his oak coffin traverses Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen and Dundee on way to Edinburgh.
The route will be 290 kilometers through the countryside of the northeast and east of Scotland and will last at least about six hours.
Balmoral, 10:00 a.m. (local time)
The queen’s coffin remains in Balmoralcovered with the Scottish royal standard and a crown of flowers.
After he is carried into the hearse by six rangers from the estate of Balmoralthe procession will go to the nearby town of Ballaterwhere it will arrive at 10:12 a.m. (local time) so that the county authorities of Aberdeenshire pay homage to him.
The cortege will be accompanied by the Count of dalhousie and the minister of Crathie Kirka church he attended when he lived in Balmoral.
Aberdeen, 11:00 a.m. (local time)
The remains of Isabel II they will enter Aberdeenthe third largest city in Scotland and the most important center of the oil industry, famous for its gray granite buildings.
After another tribute by the local authorities, there will be a public hearing in the historic duthi park from the city.
Dundee, 2:15 p.m. (local time)
The procession will arrive dundeeon the east coast, the fourth city of Scotland. Civic leaders will stand on a raised platform to see her off.
On way to Edinburghyou will go through a road bridge parallel to the emblematic bridge of Forthwhich carries trains over the vast estuary of the River Forth.
Edinburgh, 4:00 p.m. (local time)
The queen’s funeral will arrive at the Palace of holyroodhouse500 years old, at the foot of the hill of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, where they will be received by the honor guard.
People are expected to walk the route from the north of the city to the center. The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeonand party leaders will meet in Parliament to watch the coffin pass.
On Monday, the remains of Queen Elizabeth II will be carried in procession down the street Royal Mile to the cathedral St Gileswhere he will rest for 24 hours, after a religious service.
On Tuesday, the queen’s coffin will be flown to London.
(With information from AFP)
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