Royal agenda for Tuesday including Queens Buckingham Palace return and Kings tour

The emotional journey of the Queen's coffin from Balmoral, where Her Majesty died aged 96 last Thursday, to Buckingham Palace will continue on Tuesday 13 September.

After making its journey from her Scottish estate to the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Sunday, the procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin to St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh took place on Monday.

The coffin is expected to be flown to London on Tuesday. A rehearsal for the procession of the hearse from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster will be completed, ahead of the state funeral of Britain's longest reigning monarch on 19 September.

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Meanwhile, King Charles will travel from Scotland to Northern Ireland on his UK tour.

Here is everything that is expected to happen on Tuesday:

The Queen’s coffin arrives in London

After remaining at St Giles’ Cathedral overnight, allowing members of the public to pay their respects, the Queen’s coffin will leave in an RAF aircraft from Edinburgh Airport in the early evening on Tuesday.

It will be accompanied by Anne, the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence as it is flown to RAF Northolt in Ruislip, north-west London.

Princess Anne was personally selected by her mother to accompany her funeral cortege on the journey from Balmoral to Edinburgh.

Procession of the coffin to Buckingham Palace

The state hearse will then convey the Queen to Buckingham Palace.

Its route will be via the A40, Eastbourne Terrace, Lancaster Gate, Bayswater Road, Marble Arch, Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner and Constitution Hill.

The Queen will rest in the Bow Room at Buckingham Palace overnight.

Details about the route for the lying-in-state queue will be provided late on Tuesday for those wanting to visit to pay their respects.

The King’s duties in Northern Ireland

The King and Queen Consort will leave the Holyroodhouse and travel to Hillsborough Castle in Belfast.

Inside the royal residence in Northern Ireland, Charles and Camilla will view an exhibition about the late Queen’s long association with the province.

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.

Service at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast

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.

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