In pictures: Thousands line streets for Queen procession

Large crowds gathered outside St Giles' Cathedral as King Charles III and other royals attend service.

In pictures: Thousands line Edinburgh streets for Queen procession to St Giles’ Cathedral STV News

Members of the public have been paying their respects to the Queen ahead of her coffin lying at rest in Edinburgh.

King Charles III led a procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse – where the coffin remained overnight – to St Giles’ Cathedral for a remembrance service.

The King led others royals – the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex and the Princess Royal – on foot while the Queen Consort and other members of the monarchy followed in cars.

Mourners were to hear a reading of Ecclesiastes from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, as well as words from Nigerian student Samuel Nwokoro, the Right Reverend Dr Iain Greenshields, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and others.

Large queues have formed outside the cathedral, where mourners will be allowed to file past the late Queen’s coffin from around 5.30pm on Monday until 3pm on Tuesday.

Inside the cathedral, the crown of Scotland will be placed on top of the coffin, which will be guarded by Vigils from The Royal Company of Archers.

The Queen will lie at rest in St Giles’ for 24 hours before being flown back to London from Edinburgh Airport on Tuesday.

She will lie in state at Westminster Hall from Wednesday until the morning of her funeral on Monday, September 14.

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King Charles arrives at Holyroodhouse
King Charles greeting guards as he arrives at Holyroodhouse
King Charles with Camilla, Queen Consort
Guards carrying the queen's coffin
Crowds watch funeral on big screen at Meadows
Royals in procession through Edinburgh (SNS)
Vigil at St Giles Cathedral
The Queen's coffin draped in flags
From above: Vigil continues at St Giles Cathedral
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