Queen's funeral to be screened in Holyrood Park
The Queen’s state funeral will be screened live in Holyrood Park in front of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, it has been confirmed.
The city council has invited residents and visitors to pay their final respects to the Queen at the live broadcast of the BBC’s footage from 8am until 5pm, with free and un-ticketed entry.
The ceremony is set to begin at 11am in Westminster Abbey.
Council leader Cammy Day said: “This screening represents an opportunity for us all to come together and pay our final respects to The Queen. We all share in the nation’s, and indeed the world’s, grief at the loss of our longest serving monarch.
“As Her Majesty’s funeral takes place in London, we’re proud to be joining in with screenings and services in towns and cities across the United Kingdom.”
The event in Holyrood Park will be one of many live broadcasts that will take place in parks, cinemas and cathedrals in the UK on Monday.
Day continued: “I can think of no more fitting venue for Monday’s screening - in The Queen’s own park on the doorstep of her beloved Palace of Holyroodhouse - and I hope people of all ages will take this opportunity to say their final farewell to Her Majesty.”
The Scottish Government confirmed yesterday that 33,000 people were able to file past the Queen’s coffin during the Lying-at-Rest from Monday until Tuesday.