KING Charles and Queen Camilla have taken off for Edinburgh as they prepare for an emotional procession today.
The Monarch and his wife left RAF Northolt shortly after he gave an historic address to MPs and Peers in Westminster Hall.
They are on their way to the Scottish capital where the Queen's coffin was taken yesterday after a sombre six-hour drive from Balmoral.
She will be taken from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to nearby St Giles' Cathedral where the public can pay their respects.
It comes as…
- The King pledged to follow his mother's selfless duty in an emotional address at Westminster Hall
- Charles and Camilla jet off to Edinburgh for an emotional procession following the Queen's coffin
- It's revealed Prince Andrew ‘will have central role’ at the Queen’s funeral – despite stepping back from royal duties
- But the Duke of York is banned from wearing military uniform at the service
- Prince Harry thanks his beloved 'granny' the Queen in heartfelt tribute before referencing his 'darling wife' Meghan
- Brits will hold a minute’s silence on Sunday night to honour the late Queen Elizabeth
There will be a royal procession led by King Charles at 2.35pm in front of tens of thousands of mourners paying their respects.
The other royals following on foot are expected to be the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.
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Meanwhile Camilla, the Queen Consort, and other members of The Firm will follow in cars.
It is unclear whether Princes William and Harry and wives Kate and Meghan Markle will be involved in the procession – but there is speculation they will be part of the cortege.
They will mount a vigil together inside the cathedral at 7.20pm.
The Queen's coffin was met yesterday at Holyroodhouse by Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex.
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Her Majesty's oak coffin remained in the throne room, which is familiar to her, overnight.
The Queen will lie in state for 24 hours, allowing Scots to come to pay their respects.
Mourners are already lining the streets of Edinburgh to pay their respects to Britain's longest-reigning monarch.
It comes after a sea of fans waited for hours on the famous Royal Mile to say a final goodbye to Her Majesty yesterday.
A silence fell on the usually-bustling city as the cortege travelled towards the Scottish Parliament.
There was a round of respectful applause from the waiting crowds, while some mourners threw white flowers on the cobbles in front of the cortege.
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