A vigil was held in central Edinburgh attended by King Charles and the Queen Consort, as well as Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward.
The Queen’s coffin, draped in the Royal Standard of Scotland and topped with a crown of white flowers, was carried and placed on a wooden catafalque, a raised platform supporting a coffin. The Crown of Scotland was then placed on the coffin.
The service included the hymns “All People That Dwell on Earth”, “The Lord Is My Shepherd” and “Glory to God”, as well as a Bible lesson read by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Scottish folk singer Karen Matheson sang a psalm in Scottish Gaelic, a Celtic language spoken in Scotland, which reads “I will not die, but live, and discover the works of God.”
The coffin will be laid to rest at St Giles Cathedral for a night vigil before being transferred to London on Tuesday before a repose and state funeral on Monday 19 September.
The centerpiece of the service was the honor guard led by the queen’s children: the King, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.