Scotland’s Thanksgiving Service for Queen Elizabeth II – What Kate Wore

Queen Elizabeth’s four children walked behind her coffin in a procession on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile today and later held a silent vigil at their mother’s coffin. We begin with the King and Queen Consort as they arrive at the Palace of Holyrood House.

A video while viewing some of the floral tributes left at Holyroodhouse.

Today we saw the first church service for the late Queen with members of the royal family. A Thanksgiving service was held at St Giles Cathedral in the Scottish capital. The Queen’s children walked behind her coffin in procession to St Giles’ Cathedral. Below, the procession continued to Holyroodhouse.

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

The procession travels along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

A narrow, winding road runs from the Palace of Mile Holyrood House to St. Giles’ Cathedral.

The King carries his field marshal’s baton presented to him by the Queen when he became 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 formal uniform; He is a patron of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charities, as well as Commodore-in-Chief of Portsmouth.

from Coverage by The Telegraph:THis crowd is even more packed than yesterday on the Royal Mile, just up from the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Thousands of people jammed the pavements, some perched on the walls, as they waited to see the late Queen’s coffin with her four children.”

In another way.

Taking part in today’s procession, the Black Watch Pipers of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

More from this BBC story.

Above street level, the windows were open and every possible vantage point was claimed. People clamber over walls and railings, straining to get the best view, while others take pictures looking out onto the famous street from their flat windows.

Also from BBC story.

A solemn silence descends as the king, his brothers and sisters follow the slow-moving hearse carrying their mother’s coffin, chanting “God bless the queen” and “God save the king”.

The king and princess are another royal scene.

St Giles Cathedral.

coming back of the Telegraph story.

As the crowd stood twenty spaces deep, police officers were forced to block the road and turn visitors away.

Elders in full ceremony stood next to young children and families in the afternoon sun.

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

A salute as the coffin arrives at the cathedral.

and was carried into the cathedral.

The Crown of Scotland was brought from Edinburgh Castle for today’s service and lay-in. It was placed on the coffin by the Duke of Hamilton.

Consider the whole matter in detail.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon read from Ecclesiastes.

To everything there is a season, and to every thing under heaven there is a time, a time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break, and a time to build; A time to cry, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to seek, a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to throw; A time to tear, a time to sew; A time to be silent, a time to speak; A time to love, a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.

From the accepted given by Rt. Reverend Dr Ian Greenshields.

He was determined to see his work as a form of service to others, and he maintained that steadfast course until the end of his life.

And though at times disheartened by the events around him, he continued resolutely and cheerfully in the discharge of his duties. And so today we give thanks not only for the length of his reign but for the virtues he so steadfastly displayed.

Princess Anne and Sir Tim Lawrence.

as a video God save relativesg is sung.

Members of the royal family followed HM’s coffin as the procession left the cathedral.

A video of attendees passing HM’s coffin after the service.

The King and Queen Consort as they left the Cathedral.

The Earl and Countess of Forfar and Prince Andrew.

You can view the full order of service here. We’re not doing much fashion coverage, and don’t intend to change that habit, but I’d like to point out that the dual thistle brooch worn by the Queen Consort today is a piece gifted to her by the Queen. The thistle is the national flower of Scotland, a piece she has worn before.

Those wishing to pay their respects to HM were allowed into the cathedral after the service. Below, a view of the line as seen by HM.

Many were overcome with emotion as they left the cathedral to pay their respects.

Another look at the line of people waiting to enter St Giles’.

After the service, King Charles and the Queen Consort attended a session of the Scottish Parliament.

where the Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone read and passed the condolence resolution.

from of the Telegraph coverage

THe paid tribute to the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament Alison Johnstone MSP “Queen of Scots” and offered condolences to the King and the Royal Family on her death.

He said: “He has been a true friend and supporter with us every step of the way since our first launch in 1999.

“In my role to represent him in Parliament I had the opportunity to enjoy two private audiences with his majesty… and I greatly valued his insight and wise counsel.”

Shortly before 8pm in Edinburgh, the Queen’s children returned to St Giles.

Princess Anne as she stepped out of her carriage.

King Charles, the princess, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward stood by their mother’s coffin.

We are back of The Guardian Coverage:

Charles stands at the head of the coffin, the crown behind him above him. He and his siblings bowed, facing outwards. They stand by the Royal Company of Archers. Camilla sits next to Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Members of the public are still filing coffin passes.

Princess Anne.

Your Excellency.


The King’s first engagement today was at Westminster Hall, where both Houses of Parliament gathered for a ceremony where the Speakers of the Commons and Lords offered formal condolences.

more from of The Guardian story.

In an often private address at Westminster Hall, the towering 11th-century structure at the heart of the parliamentary estates, Charles thanked the speakers for their addresses and paid tribute to “the late sovereign, my dear mother, the Queen”.


Tomorrow the late Queen’s coffin will leave Scotland and travel to London, arriving at Buckingham Palace around 8pm (3pm EDT). The King and Queen Consort will witness its arrival at the palace; We will also see the Prince and Princess of Wales as the coffin arrives.

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