King Charles III will lead the royal family in the procession behind his mother's coffin, Queen Elizabeth II, when it travels to an Edinburgh cathedral.

The Queen will travel from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to nearby St Giles’ Cathedral where her family, and a congregation drawn from all areas of Scottish society, will attend a service of thanksgiving for her life.

Details on the royal mourners have not yet been released but there is speculation that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex along with the new Prince and Princess of Wales could be in attendance.

For part of the procession, King Charles will lead some of the family on foot with the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence all expected. 

Other members of the royal family, including the Queen Consort, will follow in cars.  

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Members of the public will be able to view the coffin to pay their respects for 24 hours before it is taken to London, where it will lie in state.

In the evening, the King and other members of the family will mount a vigil at the cathedral in honour of their mother.

Currently, the King and Queen Consort are in London and before leaving for the Scottish capital they will visit Westminster Hall where both Houses of Parliament will express their condolences to the new monarch and his wife.

During his day in Edinburgh, the King will inspect the Guard of Honour at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, before attending the ceremony of the Keys on the forecourt.

Whilst at the palace, the King will hold audiences with the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, followed by an audience with Alison Johnstone, the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament.

Words of sympathy will be expressed by the Scottish Parliament when Charles and Camilla attend to receive a motion of condolence.