The Speed Of The Cortege Will Be Different In London Than It Was In Scotland

As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's cortege moved through Scotland on its way to Edinburgh, Scotland, crowds gathered wishing to pay their respects to the beloved queen. The procession traveled from Balmoral Castle, where the queen died, to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where her body was laid to rest overnight before being held under vigil by St. Giles' Cathedral. On September 13, her coffin was flown to London to lie in state before her funeral on September 19 (via CBS).

During Her Majesty's journey to Edinburgh, she was accompanied by her daughter, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, along with Princess Anne's husband. As Queen Elizabeth's coffin was carried into Holyroodhouse, crowds went silent as bagpipes played, a sign of paying respects (via CBS). But the procession in Scotland, viewed by large crowds of those paying their respects to the late monarch, moved at a much faster pace than it will in London, roughly taking around six hours to complete, according to BBC

The funeral procession in London

Queen Elizabeth's funeral service will take place on Monday, September 19, at Westminster Abbey, where it will be broadcast by BBC and shown on screens all over the world. It was also the site of the queen's coronation in 1953 and where she married her husband, Prince Phillip, in 1947, according to BBC. The state funeral will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle, and the sermon will be delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (via BBC).

After the state funeral in Westminster Abbey, Queen Elizabeth's procession will walk from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch, before taking the Long Walk to Windsor Palace. The Long Walk is about 2.64 miles in length, and the cortege will drive at a much slower pace than in Scotland, given the fact that members of the Royal Family will most likely be walking behind Her Majesty as crowds gather to pay their respects (via Windsor Berkshire UK). Eventually, her coffin will arrive at Windsor Castle, where a private ceremony will be held, before being sent to St. George's Chapel for a committal service.