The Queen’s Coffin Procession Round Scotland

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will travel by road through Scottish towns and villages on Sunday as it begins its final journey from her beloved Scottish retreat of Balmoral.

Mourners are expected to line the streets to watch a hearse carrying his oak coffin make its way through Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen and Dundee on its way to Edinburgh.

Here’s a timeline of the 180-mile (290-kilometer) journey through the northeast and eastern countryside of Scotland, which will take at least six hours:

Balmoral, 10:00 am (0900 GMT)
The queen’s coffin has been kept at Balmoral, draped in the Scottish royal standard and a crown, since she died on Thursday aged 96.

After carrying the coffin of six Balmoral estate gamekeepers, the cortege will head to the nearby town of Ballater, arriving at 10.12am for officials from the Aberdeenshire county to pay their respects.

The coffin will be accompanied by The Earl of Dalhousie and the minister of Crathie Kirk, a church he attended when he lived at Balmoral.

Aberdeen, 11:00 am
The casket will enter Aberdeen, Scotland’s third largest city and a major center of the oil industry, famous for its gray granite buildings.

After another tribute by local officials there will be a public viewing in the city’s historic Duthie Park.

Dundee, 2.15pm
The cortege will arrive in Dundee on the east coast, Scotland’s fourth city. Civic leaders will stand on a raised platform to bid him farewell.

On the way to Edinburgh, it passes a road bridge that runs parallel to the iconic Forth Bridge, taking trains over the great Firth of Forth estuary.

Edinburgh, 16:00 pm
The queen’s coffin is due to arrive at the 500-year-old Palace of Holyroodhouse, at the foot of Arthur’s Seat hill in Edinburgh, where it will be received by a guard of honour.

People are expected to line the route from the north of the city to the center. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and party leaders will gather in parliament to watch the coffin pass.

On Monday, the coffin will be taken in procession along the Royal Mile to St Giles’ Cathedral, where it will lie in repose for 24 hours after the service.

On Tuesday the queen’s coffin will be flown to London.

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