Remebrances services to be held for queen to held across U.K.
Remembrance services for Queen Elizabeth II will be held across the U.K. on the first Sunday after her death.
Special guidance has been issued by the Church of England on services during the period of mourning.
“Flags to be lowered to half mast, and to remain at this height until the day after the State Funeral,” it says, adding that bells should be rung at a “practicable” time.
The queen was formally the Defender of the Faith and governor of the Church of England, titles dating back centuries that have now passed to her son.
Sunday: Queen Elizabeth leaves Balmoral for the last time
On Sunday, the queen’s coffin will be driven from Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.
Public viewing of the vehicle will be possible along the route in Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen and Dundee, officials said.
The queen’s coffin will be carried into the Throne Room at Holyroodhouse, where it will remain until Monday.
Proclamations for the queen will be read elsewhere in Scotland, in Northern Ireland and Wales.
King Charles II will be the subject of two public proclamations of his ascension Sunday in Edinburgh, a noontime announcement by Lord Lyon King of Arms to the people of Scotland at Mercat Cross, and the second at Edinburgh Castle.
Large crowds were expected.