With his siblings: King Charles III. watch over the coffin
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With his siblings
King Charles III watches over the coffin
13-09-2022 09:53 o’clock
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the new King Charles III. in Edinburgh a procession with his mother’s coffin. His three siblings are also part of the funeral procession. Then they will hold a vigil at St. Giles Cathedral.
King Charles III along with his siblings Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, held a vigil at the coffin of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at St. Giles Cathedral in Scotland. The four stood on one of the four sides of the coffin, with their backs to it, with their heads bowed during the roughly 10-minute ceremony known as the “Vigil of the Princes.”
Others wishing to bid farewell to the Queen while visiting the cathedral witnessed the wake and walked well past the coffin, which was decorated with the Scottish royal crown and white flowers.
Previously, thousands of them lined the street as the Queen’s coffin was carried in a procession from the forecourt of Holyrood Palace in a carriage to Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral. Charles III and his siblings accompanied the carriage and followed it to the church. A memorial service was held in the cathedral afterwards.
Another wake in London
The evening vigil held in the evening has been a tradition in the British royal family since the death of King George V in 1936, with Princess Anne becoming the first female royal to attend after Monday’s ceremony, according to the Daily Mail. The 72-year-old will accompany her mother’s coffin in the evening with the Royal Air Force from Scotland to England.
In London, the late Queen is put to bed for several days. On Wednesday, Charles will also lead a funeral procession there, which will lead from Buckingham Palace to Parliament. The coffin will then be set down on a jetty known as a catafalque at Westminster Hall from 5pm local time. Hundreds of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the vigil. A Conservative MP even spoke of up to two million people on Monday.
Until the day of the funeral, the population has the opportunity to visit the queen one last time and say goodbye. The state funeral, to which Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants to travel to Germany, is scheduled for Monday, September 19. The British get an extra day of vacation for this. Until then, national mourning, official events and parliamentary operations are suspended.