Travel disruption expected as ceremonial events continue

King Charles will take part in the procession up the Royal Mile to St Giles’ Cathedral.

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Edinburgh is expected to be extremely busy both on Monday and Tuesday, with tens of thousands expected to pay their final respects to Her Majesty The Queen.

On Monday afternoon, King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, will arrive in Edinburgh having flown from London.

The King will walk behind the Queen’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where she has lain in rest since arriving to huge crowds on Sunday.

The royal cortege left Balmoral Castle – where she died on Thursday – and travelled by road through Scotland, arriving in the capital just after 4pm.

King Charles will take part in the procession up the Royal Mile to St Giles’ Cathedral.

Mourners are being advised to plan ahead if they wish to watch with huge crowds expected.

Work is ongoing with the Scottish Government and Police Scotland to manage any congested areas, with significant numbers of stewards drafted in alongside police officers.

Accessibility and opportunities for viewing and parking are likely to be limited, Edinburgh City Council warned.

Members of the public wishing to attend have been told to dress for the weather and bring supplies including water to stay hydrated.

A spokesperson for Edinburgh City Council said: “The advice remains the same; plan ahead, dress for the weather, bring plenty of water, prepare for long periods of standing, expect large crowds and look out for each other.”

Further disruption is expected again on Tuesday along the departure route of the coffin from St Giles’ Cathedral to Edinburgh Airport.