Scotland’s Service of Thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth’s 4 kids walked behind her coffin at the moment in a procession on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and later held a silent vigil at their mom’s coffin. We start with the King and Queen Consort as they arrived on the Palace of Holyrood House.

A video as they have a look at among the floral tributes left at Holyroodhouse. 

Today we noticed the primary church service for the late Queen with members of the Royal Family participating. The Service of Thanksgiving was at St. Giles’ Cathedral within the Scottish capital. The Queen’s kids walked behind her coffin in a procession to St. Giles’ Cathedral. Below, the procession because it was about to get underway at Holyroodhouse.

King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and behind them, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

The procession traveled alongside Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.  

The Mile runs from the Palace of Holyrood House up a slim, winding road to St. Giles’ Cathedral.

The King carries his Field Marshal Baton introduced to him by the Queen when he grew to become Field Marshal in 2012. Prince Edward wore his uniform as Royal Honorary Colonel of the Wessex Yeomanry.

Princess Anne was in her full Royal Navy ceremonial uniform; she is patron of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, in addition to being Commodore-in-Chief for Portsmouth.

From The Telegraph’s coverage:The crowds are much more tightly packed than yesterday on the Royal Mile, simply up from the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Thousands of persons are jammed onto the pavement, with some perched on partitions, as they watch for a sight of the late Queen’s coffin, accompanied by her 4 kids.”

Another view. 

Taking half in at the moment’s procession, the Black Watch Pipers of third Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland.

More from this BBC story

Above road stage, home windows have been flung open and each attainable vantage level was claimed. People clambered on to partitions and railings, straining to get the most effective view, whereas others filmed from the home windows of their flats overlooking the well-known road.

Also from the BBC story.

A solemn hush descended because the King, his brothers and sister adopted the slow-moving hearse carrying their mom’s coffin, save for shouts of “God bless the Queen” and “God save the King”.

Another view of the King and the Princess Royal. 

St. Giles’ Cathedral.

Returning to The Telegraph’s story

The crowd stood twenty ranks deep in locations, with cops pressured to shut off roads and switch away guests.

Veterans in full ceremonial regalia stood alongside younger kids and households within the afternoon sunshine.

Sophie, Countess of Forfar (as she is titled in Scotland), and Camilla, Queen Consort, await the procession’s arrival.

A salute because the coffin arrives on the Cathedral.

And is carried into the Cathedral.

The Crown of Scotland was introduced from Edinburgh Castle for at the moment’s service and lying-in-state. It was positioned on the coffin by the Duke of Hamilton.

A better look. 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon learn from Ecclesiastes. 

For all the things there’s a season, and a time for each matter below heaven, a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what’s planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to interrupt down, and a time to construct up; a time to weep, and a time to snigger; a time to mourn, and a time to bop; a time to throw away stones, and a time to assemble stones collectively; a time to embrace, and a time to chorus from embracing; a time to hunt, and a time to lose; a time to maintain, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to stitch; a time to maintain silence, and a time to talk; a time to like, and a time to hate; a time for struggle, and a time for peace. 

From the homily given by Rt. Reverend Dr. Iain Greenshields. 

She was decided to see her work as a type of service to others, and he or she maintained that regular course till the top of her life.

And though generally buffeted by occasions round her, she continued resolutely and cheerfully to fulfil her tasks. And so at the moment we give thanks not just for the size of her reign however for the qualities she displayed so steadfastly

Princess Anne and Sir Tim Laurence.

A video as God Save the King is sung.

The royals comply with HM’s coffin because the procession exits the Cathedral.

A video of attendees as they cross HM’s coffin after the service concluded. 

The King and Queen Consort as they exited the Cathedral. 

The Earl and Countess of Forfar and Prince Andrew. 

You might view the entire Order of Service here. We haven’t been doing a lot vogue protection, and don’t intend to alter that apply, however I did wish to point out that the twin thistle brooch worn by the Queen Consort at the moment is a chunk gifted to her by the Queen. The thistle is Scotland’s nationwide flower, a chunk she has worn beforehand. 

Those wishing to pay their respects to HM have been allowed into the Cathedral following the service. Below, one view of the road to see HM. 

Many rising from the Cathedral after paying their respects have been emotional.

Another have a look at the road of these ready to enter St. Giles’.

A video via Royal Central

After the service, King Charles and the Queen Consort attended a Scottish Parliament session. (His kilt is within the Prince Charles Edward Stuart tartan.)

Where a movement of condolence was learn and handed by Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone.

From The Telegraph’s coverage

The Scottish Parliament’s presiding officer Alison Johnstone MSP has paid tribute to the “Queen of Scots” and expressed condolences to the King and the Royal Family over her passing.

She stated: “In her we had certainly a real pal and supporter with us, in every step from our first opening ceremony in 1999.

“In my position representing the parliament I used to be privilieged to get pleasure from two non-public audiences together with her majesty… and I very a lot valued her perception and smart counsel.”

Shortly earlier than 8pm in Edinburgh, the Queen’s kids returned to St. Giles’.

Princess Anne as she exited her car.

King Charles, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward stood alongside their mom’s coffin.

We return to The Guardian’s coverage

Charles stands on the head of the coffin, the crown behind him on prime of it. He and his siblings, going through outwards, bow their heads. They are stood subsequent to the Royal Company of Archers. Camilla is sat off to the facet alongside Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Members of the general public are nonetheless submitting previous the coffin.

Princess Anne. 

His Majesty. 

Chris Ship of ITV posted a video of individuals on the Cathedral at 10:30pm native time. 



The King’s first engagement at the moment was at Westminster Hall, the place each Houses of Parliament have been assembled for a ceremony through which formal condolences have been provided by the Speakers of the Commons and Lords.

More from The Guardian’s story

In an usually private deal with in Westminster Hall, the hovering Eleventh-century construction on the coronary heart of the parliamentary property, Charles thanked the Speakers for his or her addresses, and paid tribute to “the late sovereign, my beloved mom, the Queen”.


Tomorrow the late Queen’s coffin will depart Scotland and journey to London, arriving at Buckingham Palace round 8pm (3pm EDT). The King and Queen Consort will witness its arrival on the palace; we additionally will see the Prince and Princess of Wales because the coffin arrives. 

I’ll wrap up the put up with a number of of tomorrow’s entrance pages. 

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