King Charles III LIVE: Latest as Queen's coffin is flown to London

King Charles III LIVE: Latest as Queen's coffin is flown to London

September 13, 2022

King Charles III LIVE: Monarch will head to Northern Ireland with Queen Consort Camilla– before Queen’s coffin is flown to London this evening

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Tearful mourners stand in mile-long queue overnight to see monarch’s coffin

Thousands of mourners queued through the night to catch a glimpse of the Queen’s coffin in Edinburgh before the late monarch’s body is flown to London later today.

It follows a poignant evening vigil which was held yesterday inside St Giles’ Cathedral, where, after a short procession, King Charles III, Anne, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward each stood on one of the four corners of Her Majesty’s oak coffin with their heads bowed in a ceremony known as the Vigil of the Princes.

Respectful well-wishers have been overcome with emotion, as they solemnly walked past the Queen’s coffin, reflected on her historic 70-year reign, and bowed their heads or even curtsied, after queuing for hours through the streets of the Scottish capital.

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Here is the timeline of events expected to take place over the next 24 hours, as the Queen’s coffin is flown from Edinburgh to London – and the King will travel from Scotland to Northern Ireland on his UK tour.

– Procession of the Queen’s coffin

Early evening: After remaining overnight on public view at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, the Queen’s coffin will leave the church on a hearse at 5pm, bound for Edinburgh Airport.

At 6pm, it departs Edinburgh on an RAF Globemaster C-17 flight, accompanied by the Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

Its arrival in RAF Northolt in west London is scheduled for 6.55pm.

It will then be transported on a state hearse, accompanied by Anne and Vice-Admiral Sir Tim, to Buckingham Palace.

Its route will be via the A40, Eastbourne Terrace, Lancaster Gate, Bayswater Road, Marble Arch, Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner and Constitution Hill.

Waiting to receive the coffin at the Palace will be the King and the Queen Consort. The Prince and Princess of Wales will also be present.

A guard of honour formed of three officers and 96 soldiers from The King’s Guard will be mounted in the Palace Quadrangle.

The Queen’s coffin will rest in the Bow Room overnight.

Details about the route for the lying-in-state queue will be provided late on Tuesday.

– The King’s duties

The King and Queen Consort will earlier leave the Palace of Holyroodhouse to fly to Belfast as part of Operation Spring Tide – Charles’ tour around the UK’s home countries.

At Hillsborough Castle, Charles and Camilla will view an exhibition of pictures, showing the Queen in Northern Ireland.

The King will then meet Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris and party leaders, and receive a message of condolence led by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and make a reply.

Charles and Camilla will attend St Anne’s Cathedral for a service of prayer and reflection.

They are expected to be greeted by thousands of members of the public, who have been encouraged to line the streets of the city in the afternoon.

Their royal cavalcade will travel through Wellington Place, Donegall Square North, Chichester Street and Victoria Street.

The King and Queen Consort will then undertake a walkabout at Writers’ Square, before leaving Northern Ireland.

Good morning and welcome to MailOnline’s liveblog on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

The Queen’s coffin will make a poignant journey to Buckingham Palace today while the King will travel to Northern Ireland for the first time as monarch.

Thousands of members of the public moved solemnly past the oak coffin through the night as it stood on public view for 24 hours at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

Charles, on his Operation Spring Tide tour around the UK with the Queen Consort, will leave Scotland and head to Belfast before returning to London in the evening.

Members of the public are already queueing for the Queen’s lying in state at Westminster Hall, which opens on Wednesday, and thousands are still placing floral tributes in Green Park.

Stay with us throughout today for updates.

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