Ceremonial and events guidance following death of Her Majesty Queen


10:00 – The Coffin of Her Late Majesty the Queen departs from Balmoral Castle for the journey to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

11:25 – The King’s Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers) and the Guard of Honour will march from the Castle Esplanade to the Mercat Cross.

11:50 – The main procession will make its way from Parliament House to the Mercat Cross.

12:00 – The Lord Lyon King of Arms will read the Proclamation to the people of Scotland. This will be followed by a 21 gun salute from Edinburgh Castle.

12:30 – The Procession will then make its way to Edinburgh Castle where the Lord Lyon will read the second Proclamation.

16:00 – The Coffin arrives at Holyroodhouse.


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