Sporadic gun salutes were among the only sounds as hushed crowds watched King Charles III lead his siblings in a poignant procession behind their mother’s coffin through the historic heart of Edinburgh.
On foot and flanked by his three siblings, King Charles III has led a sombre procession carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s body through Edinburgh streets packed with mourners.
After a regimental band played “God Save The King” on Monday, her four children – Charles, Princess Anne, Princes Edward and Andrew – stepped out behind the hearse flanked by kilted soldiers.
Thousands of people lined the route to watch as the procession made its way to the 12th-century St Giles’ Cathedral as cannon fired at one-minute intervals from Edinburgh Castle.
The royals were joined by Prime Minister Liz Truss and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for a service of prayer and reflection for the monarch who reigned for a record-breaking 70 years. ReadMore