Public viewings begin for Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

Today begins with King Charles receiving Parliament’s condolences before the Royals depart for Scotland.

LONDON, UK – Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson, Prince Harry, hailed her as the “guiding compass” on Monday, praising her “unwavering grace and dignity” as the public should be given the opportunity to pay their respects to the monarch when her Coffin lies at rest in St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

The personal statement, posted to Archwell’s website by Harry and his wife Meghan, said he enjoyed their time together “from my earliest childhood memories of being with you, to first meeting you as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment in whom you met, cherished my dear wife and embraced your beloved great-grandchildren.”

Amid the bitterness in the House of Windsor, Harry resigned as senior king and moved to the United States two years ago. There was a possible sign of reconciliation on Saturday when Harry and Meghan joined his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Catherine to meet mourners outside Windsor Castle.

Harry’s statement came at the start of another day steeped in historical pageantry and pageantry that has followed the death of a British sovereign.

King Charles III started the day addressing the legislature in Parliament in London before flying to Scotland.

Hundreds of lawmakers crowded the Houses of Parliament’s 1,000-year-old Westminster Hall for a service where Parliament will offer its condolences to the King and he will respond.

Thousands of people lined streets and roadsides on Sunday as the oak coffin was carried to Edinburgh from the late Queen’s beloved summer residence, Balmoral Castle, where she died on Thursday.

The new king will later fly to Edingburgh and walk behind his mother’s coffin as it is slowly transported from Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral where the Crown of Scotland will be placed on the coffin before a prayer and reflection service for life and 70-year-olds Reign of the widely esteemed monarch.

The Queen’s coffin will lie in the cathedral for 24 hours, giving the public a chance to come and pay their respects. On Tuesday it will be flown to London, where the coffin will be on display in the Houses of Parliament Palace from Wednesday afternoon until the morning of the funeral on September 19.

Authorities have already issued rules and guidelines for people wishing to pay their respects in London, with a long queue to be expected.

Following his visit to Scotland, Charles embarks on a tour of the other nations that make up the United Kingdom – visiting the Northern Irish capital of Belfast on Tuesday and Wales on Friday.

Harry’s statement ended on a poignant note, which alluded to the death of his grandfather Prince Philip last year, saying: “We too smile knowing that you and grandpa are now reunited and both are at peace together.” Public viewings begin for Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

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