Queen Elizabeth Death Highlights: Queen Elizabeth’s coffin has left Scotland for London’s Buckingham Palace. The coffin was at Edinburgh’s cathedral for 24 hours, where the public paid tributes to the late queen. King Charles, who visited Northern Ireland today will receive the coffin in London.
Meanwhile, King Charles III on Tuesday reaffirmed his vow to follow the “shining example” set by his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in a speech at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland during his state mourning tour of all parts of the United Kingdom. The 73-year-old monarch went on a brief walkabout in Hillsborough shortly after landing in Belfast for what is the first visit to the devolved nation by a British King in nearly 80 years.
In his first official since Queen Elizabeth’s death, her grandson Prince Harry hailed her as a “guiding compass” and praised her “unwavering grace and dignity. The personal statement, posted Monday on Harry and his wife Meghan’s Archwell website, said he cherished their times together “from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved greatgrandchildren.”