Thousands file past Queen's coffin overnight before she travels to London on Tuesday

11 September 2022, 07:20 | Updated: 13 September 2022, 09:41

Thousands of people have queued through the night to pay their respects to the Queen
Thousands of people have queued through the night to pay their respects to the Queen. Picture: Alamy

By Will Taylor

Thousands of people have queued through the night to pay their respects to the Queen's coffin in Edinburgh's St Giles' Cathedral.

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Queues yesterday lined the Royal Mile - the road leading from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to the Cathedral - as the Queen's cortege moved solemnly through the city.

Thousands of well-wishers filed past the coffin, with people desperate to pay their respects to Her Majesty before she is flown to London on Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, the King and Queen Consort will 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 also attend St Anne's Cathedral for a service of prayer and reflection.

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