Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin takes long road through Scotland

By Chris Figgures

 

CHATTANOOGA (Mocsnews.com) – Last Thursday, Queen Elizabeth passed away at the age of 96. On Sunday,  the Queen flag- draped coffin was driven slowly from the Scottish countryside through her beloved Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.

 

(Photo by Oli SCARFF / various sources / AFP)

Many people that were filled with sadness and grief packed the streets and highways or lined the roads to pay their final respects and to take part in this historical celebration and to commemorate this monarch who served for 70 years. The six-hour trip went through Scottish towns to the Holyroodhouse palace in Edinburgh.

Many mourners were filled with silence as the hearse carrying the queen arrived but many clapping occurred once the hearse vanished.

“A very historic moment I am quite speechless actually,” said Fiona Moffat, the 57- year- office manager from Glasgow. “ she was a lovely lady. Great mother, grandmother, she did well. I am very proud of her”

Before the prelude, there were proclamations read around the world. Such Australia and New Zealand.

According to CNN, Once the Queen made her rounds the coffin made its journey back to the capitol. Queen Elizabeth will be flown to London on Tuesday and on Wednesday it will then be moved from Buckingham palace to the Houses of Parliament where the queen will lie in state for the state funeral which will take place at Westminister on September 19th.

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