The Royal Family Attends Queen’s Service of Thanksgiving in Scotland

The royal family are reuniting (once again) to honor Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Today, the queen’s coffin was taken to Edinburgh for a special Service of Thanksgiving at St Giles’ Cathedral, which will be led by Reverend Calum MacLeod. The ceremony will celebrate the monarch’s life, her 70-year reign and her connection to Scotland.

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The procession was attended by King Charles III and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles (AKA the queen consort). Queen Elizabeth’s other children were also present, including Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne.

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The royal family shared a video of the procession on Instagram and explained the meaning behind it in the caption, which read: “Her Majesty The Queen’s coffin is taken in Procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral, where there will be a Service of Thanksgiving for her Life. Following the service, Her Majesty’s coffin will lie at rest here to allow the people of Scotland to pay their respects.”

It continued, “Draped with the Royal Standard in Scotland, the coffin was flanked by the Bearer Party from the Royal Regiment of Scotland, and escorted by The King’s Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers). Her Majesty’s children joined the Procession as it travelled up the Royal Mile.”

What an honor.

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