U.Okay. Begins Long Goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II

By Stu Woo and Trefor Moss

EDINBURGH—Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was taken by hearse from her vacation residence at Balmoral Fortress in northeastern Scotland to this stately Scottish capital on Sunday, as tens of 1000’s of mourners lined as much as pay their respects to Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

The journey by means of the Scottish countryside was the primary stage in Britain’s lengthy goodbye to its late queen, a course of that can culminate with a state funeral on Sept. 19 and her burial at Windsor Fortress, the royal residence an hour west of London. She will probably be buried close to her father, King George VI, and her husband, who died final yr.