In pictures: Crowds line streets to pay respects to Queen

Thousands have lined the streets to pay their final respects to the former monarch on her journey through Scotland.

Queen’s funeral cortege in pictures as coffin travels through Scotland Getty Images

The Queen’s coffin has arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse after leaving Balmoral for the monarch’s final journey through Scotland.

As the royal convoy travelled down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, the crowd fell silent in respect for the Queen as her coffin passed. Moments later, a round of applause and cheers broke out across the crowd.

Flanked by immediate family members in the cortege, the hearse carrying the former monarch was greeted by crowds as it passed through towns and villages near the Royal estate.

The coffin was draped in the Royal Standard of Scotland and topped with a wreath made up of flowers from the Balmoral estate including sweet peas – one of the Queen’s favourite flowers – dahlias, phlox, white heather and pine fir.

The convoy arrived in Edinburgh just after 4pm on Sunday afternoon.

The coffin left Balmoral shortly after 10am.STV News
The coffin was draped in the Scottish version of the Royal Standard.
A hush fell over Ballater as the cortege passed through the village. (Image: J Mitchell/Getty Images) Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images via Getty Images
People lined the streets in Banchory as the cortege passed through the town.
Tributes continued to be laid outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse. (Image: Ewan Bootman / SNS Group)
Crowds have already started to gather on Edinburgh's Royal Mile in preparation for the arrival of the cortege.
The Royal Marines arrived in Edinburgh for the proclamation of Charles III as King. (Image: Mark Scates / SNS Group)
Tributes are laid in Edinburgh following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  (Image: Ewan Bootman / SNS Group)
Tractors lined up in a guard of honour as the coffin passed through parts of rural Aberdeenshire.
The Lord Lyon King of Arms, Joseph Morrow reads the proclamation of the new King, King Charles III in Edinburgh.  (Image: Ewan Bootman / SNS Group)
Crowds continue to gather in Edinburgh in preparation for the arrival of Her Majesty's coffin.
Crowds on Royal Mile before Queen Elizabeth II coffin arrives. September 11, 2022STV News
Crowds wait for the cortege carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II on the Royal Mile Christopher Furlong / Staff via Getty Images
Queen's funeral cortege travelling down Royal Mile.STV News
Crowds watch the cortege carrying the Queen's coffinGetty Images
 The shadows of well wishers fall on flowers and tributes outside the Palace of HolyroodhouseGetty Images
Flowers have been left at the gates of Holyroodhouse.Getty Images
STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code