King Charles III and the Queen Consort will this evening make their first joint public appearance with the Prince and Princess of Wales since the death of the Queen.
The King and his wife Camilla will be joined by Prince William and Kate to receive the Queen’s coffin as it arrives at Buckingham Palace.
The couples have made independent appearances, and Prince William has been seen with the King and Queen Consort, but they have yet to be seen together.
King Charles III and the Queen Consort will this evening make their first joint public appearance with the Prince and Princess of Wales since the death of the Queen. Pictured, the couple following their visit to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh yesterday
The Prince and Princess of Wales joined the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for an appearance in Windsor on Saturday but have not yet been seen together with the King and Queen Consort
Prince William joined his father King Charles and the Queen Consort for the proclamation ceremony on Saturday
It will mark the first time they will be seen as a foursome since becoming the monarch and heir to the throne, respectively.
King Charles is travelling to Edinburgh Airport for his flight to Northern Ireland as he continues his tour of nations.
Today, the Queen’s coffin will be flown from Edinburgh to London, accompanied by Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.
After remaining overnight on public view at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, the Queen’s coffin will leave the church on a hearse at 5pm.
At 6pm, it departs Edinburgh on an RAF Globemaster C-17 flight and is expected to arrive in RAF Northolt, west London, at around 6.55pm.
King Charles III leaves for Edinburgh Airport with Queen Consort Camilla in the as he heads to Northern Ireland this morning
It will then be transported on a state hearse, accompanied the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, to Buckingham Palace.
Its route will be via Eastbourne Terrace, Lancaster Gate, Bayswater Road, Marble Arch, Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner and Constitution Hill.
Waiting to receive the coffin at the Palace will be the King and the Queen Consort. The Prince and Princess of Wales will also be present.
A guard of honour formed of three officers and 96 soldiers from The King’s Guard will be mounted in the Palace Quadrangle.
tMembers and staff of the Northern Ireland Assembly stand during a minute silence in remembrance to Queen Elizabeth II in Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast
King Charles III, Anne, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward each stood on one of the four corners of the coffin in a ceremony known as the Vigil of the Princes
The Queen’s coffin will rest in the Bow Room overnight.
Meanwhile the King and Queen Consort have left the Palace of Holyroodhouse to fly to Belfast as part of Operation Spring Tide – Charles’ tour around the UK’s home countries.
At Hillsborough Castle, Charles and Camilla will view an exhibition of pictures, showing the Queen in Northern Ireland.
The King will then meet Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris and party leaders, and receive a message of condolence led by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and make a reply.
The Queen’s children stood vigil over her coffin at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh this evening. Pictured is King Charles (centre front), Princess Anne (left), Prince Andrew (centre back) and Prince Edward (right)
The King kept his hands joined and also looked towards the floor as members of the public filed past
Charles and Camilla will attend St Anne’s Cathedral for a service of prayer and reflection.
They are expected to be greeted by thousands of members of the public, who have been encouraged to line the streets of the city in the afternoon.
Their royal cavalcade will travel through Wellington Place, Donegall Square North, Chichester Street and Victoria Street.
The King and Queen Consort will then undertake a walkabout at Writers’ Square, before leaving Northern Ireland.