RECAP: Queue to view the Queen’s coffin at St Giles’ Cathedral closed | Thousands expected to line route to Edinburgh Airport

The queue to view the Queen’s coffin at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh has closed, the Scottish Government has said.
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Some 26,000 people have viewed the late monarch’s coffin since Monday, a tweet from the government said.

The Queen’s coffin will be taken from the cathedral to Edinburgh Airport on Tuesday afternoon, bound for London.

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People are expected to line the route of the Queen’s final departure from Edinburgh as her coffin is taken to the airport this evening, with the Queen’s coffin heading to Buckingham Palace.

Here’s live updates throughout the afternoon on D-Day +4, or D+4, in the plans marking the Queen’s death.

Updates as Queen’s coffin to leave Edinburgh | Thousands expected to line route to Edinburgh Airport

That’s about all we have time for today folks - some key times coming up - at 5pm the Queen’s coffin will leave St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

At 6pm the coffin will depart Edinburgh Airport accompanied by the Princess Royal and will arrive at RAF Northolt in west London just befoee pm.

From there it will be transported to Buckingham Palace on a state hearse.

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