The royal family dined together at Buckingham Palace after receiving the Queen’s coffin


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The royal family dined together at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday after receiving the Queen’s coffin, a source exclusively told CNN.

The Queen’s coffin was received at Buckingham Palace by the King, the Queen Consort and the Queen’s children and grandchildren, including Princes William and Harry and their spouses. Lady Sarah Chatto and Earl Snowdon were also present.

The coffin arrived at Buckingham Palace from RAF Northholt air base in west London by car on Tuesday evening and was flown from Edinburgh, Scotland earlier on Tuesday in a C-17 Globemaster transport plane, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston told Sky News on Tuesday. -Camera interview.

Princess Anne accompanied the Queen on her last flight. The late monarch’s only daughter, Anne, was also the only one of the Queen’s four children to accompany her coffin from Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh on Monday.

In a statement, Anne said it was “an honor and a privilege” to support her mother on her final journeys.

“Being witness to the love and respect shown by many during these trips has been humbling and uplifting,” he added.

“We will all share special memories. I offer my gratitude to all who share our sense of loss.’

All of the Queen’s children – King Charles III, Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward – held a vigil around the Queen’s coffin at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday.

The King and Queen Consort joined other members of the Royal Family to receive the Queen’s coffin at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, following Charles’s first trip to Northern Ireland as the UK’s new monarch, following in his mother’s footsteps, seen as a symbol. of the union and was an important figure in the Northern Ireland peace process.

During the historic visit, the King arrived at the royal residence, Hillsborough Castle, where he greeted the public and saw floral tributes. There he met with Northern Ireland Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris and leaders of Northern Ireland’s biggest political parties.

After the reception at the castle, the King and Queen Consort arrived at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast for an evening service of prayer and reflection. The King and Queen Consort returned to London on their way back from Belfast in time to receive the Queen’s coffin.

The Queen’s coffin will go in a silent procession to Westminster Hall on Wednesday. He will be there for four days before his funeral on September 19. After the service, his coffin will go to Windsor where St. He will be killed inside George’s Chaper.