A Sovereign’s Final Journey, in Photos

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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin began its journey on Sunday, traveling from Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh. The queen, who died on Thursday, lay in rest in Edinburgh until Tuesday afternoon. Her coffin was flown to London on Tuesday evening, ahead of her funeral on Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey.

Here are scenes from the day’s events, and of those since the queen’s death.

Wednesday

The Queen’s coffin leaving Buckingham Palace, followed by King Charles. Princes William, Harry and Andrew.

The procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it moved from Buckingham Palace to Parliament.

A woman watches a screen broadcasting the procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Hyde Park.

Life Guards, a unit of the Household Cavalry, standing guard outside Westminster, after the procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace.

King Charles, center, and other senior members of the royal family follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II on its procession to Westminster Hall.

The coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II lying in state in Westminster Hall.

Tuesday

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II passed throngs of people on its way into Buckingham Palace.

Surveying flowers and tributes to the queen that were left in Green Park, near Buckingham Palace in London.

The queen’s coffin arriving from Scotland at the RAF Northolt air base in west London.

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on a street near Buckingham Palace.

Members of the Hillsborough Court Guard waited for King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, to arrive at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

Security officers took up a position on the roof of the Scottish Parliament as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II lay at rest at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

Monday

King Charles III and other members of the royal family walked behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

Members of the Royal British Legion standing along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where a procession carried the queen’s coffin to St Giles’ Cathedral from the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Portraits of the queen displayed on shop fronts and in the windows of cafes and restaurants in London.

Flowers at the gates of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, where the queen’s coffin stayed on Sunday night.

Preparations are underway in London, where the queen’s coffin will travel from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament later this week.

Sunday

The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II departed Balmoral on Sunday.

A man waited to view the cortege carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Ballater, a small village near Balmoral Castle, in Scotland.

The cortege making its way over the Queensferry Crossing on its way to Edinburgh.

Tens of thousands of admirers gathered in Edinburgh.

The coffin arrived at Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the monarch in Scotland.

The proclamation of King Charles III outside St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

In London, portraits of the Queen appeared across the city’s buildings and billboards.

King Charles III waved to onlookers as he arrived at Buckingham Palace in London.

A parade for a proclamation of King Charles III marched outside the gates of Windsor Castle.

Thousands of people processed up The Long Walk to Windsor Castle to lay flowers for the queen.

Thousands paid their respects to the queen at Green Park, near Buckingham Palace, in London.

Saturday

King Charles III speaking on Saturday during a meeting of the Accession Council at St. James’s Palace in London. With him are his eldest son, Prince William; Camilla, the queen consort, second from left; and Penny Mordaunt, right, a member of Parliament who presided over the ceremony as lord president of the council.

The proclamation ceremony for King Charles III at the Royal Exchange in the City of London followed a similar proclamation at St. James’s Palace.

King Charles greeting crowds on the Mall.

Members of the public reading tributes and paying their respect outside Windsor Castle following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprising members of the public with a joint public appearance to look at flowers and remembrances of the queen.

People passing a portrait of the queen at Leicester Square underground station in central London.

Friday

King Charles III outside Buckingham Palace.

Leaving flowers outside Buckingham Palace.

Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II hanging at Piccadilly Circus in London.

A flag in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II near Windsor Castle, outside London.

Watching at a pub in central London as King Charles III addressed the nation before a service of remembrance at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Mourners laying flowers outside the British Embassy in Tokyo.

Windsor Castle’s wardens in front of the entrance to the castle.

Lighting candles in prayer at Windsor Parish Church of St. John the Baptist.

Outside Buckingham Palace during a rainstorm.

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II amid floral tributes and notes outside the gates of Windsor Castle.

Thursday

Gathering outside Buckingham Palace in London after the news of the queen’s death was announced.

Piccadilly Circus in London.

Mourners lighting candles outside Buckingham Palace.

Prime Minister Liz Truss speaking outside 10 Downing Street.

A notice of the queen’s death was brought from Buckingham Palace and posted on its gates.

Mourners outside the British Embassy in Washington.

Tel Aviv City Hall lit up with the Union Jack.

Gathering outside Buckingham Palace.

Outside Buckingham Palace.

Outside the British Embassy in Paris.

A rainbow emerged as the Union Jack flag was lowered at Windsor Castle after the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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