There the closed coffin was arranged so that the population could continue saying goodbye. On Monday night, the Queen’s four children stood on all four sides of the coffin and gave a short wake.
Charles’ trip to Scotland is part of the days of mourning, which include visits by the new king to the four counties of Great Britain. On Tuesday it is Northern Ireland’s turn, and a visit to Wales is also planned.
Funeral procession through London on Wednesday
Charles will then lead a funeral procession in London on Wednesday, which will lead from Buckingham Palace to Parliament. There, the coffin will be placed on a scaffold known as a catafalque in Westminster Hall from 5:00 p.m. (local time). Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the wake. The first Queen fans are already waiting there.
Until the morning of the state funeral, the population has the opportunity to pay the Queen one last visit and say goodbye to her. The state funeral, to which Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants to travel as a representative of Germany, is scheduled for Monday of next week. The British get an extra holiday for this. Until then, national mourning applies.
On the eve of the scheduled State Funeral (September 18 at 21:00 CEST), the British government in London has asked them to observe a minute’s silence for the Queen.
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