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The Queen’s funeral will be performed at Holyrood ParkFGN News

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The Queen’s funeral will be shown live on a giant screen in Holyrood Park on Monday, next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey in London and is expected to start at 11am.

Robert Aldridge, Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of Edinburgh, will represent Scotland’s capital at the funeral.

BBC coverage of the event will be shown on screen from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Council Leader Cammy Day said: “This screening represents an opportunity for all of us to come together and pay our last respects to the Queen.

“We all share the grief of the nation, and indeed the world, over the loss of our most senior monarch.

“As Her Majesty’s funeral takes place in London, we are proud to join screenings and services in cities and towns across the UK.

“I can think of no more appropriate 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 last farewell to Her Majesty.

He added: “Here in Edinburgh, we can be extremely proud of the role our city played in the ceremonies marking the Queen’s passing and I would like to thank the many council colleagues, partners and volunteers, who each played a so great a role in delivering them so gracefully and flawlessly.

“And to the people of Edinburgh who turned out in their thousands to pay their respects.

“I have no doubt these last few days will be remembered for how Scotland’s capital shone as an example of respect, pride and professionalism to the world.”

Lying in state

Meanwhile, David Cameron – the Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeen, will travel to Westminster Hall in London tomorrow to view the Queen’s coffin in state.

Cameron said: ‘It is well known that the city of Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland held a special place in Queen Elizabeth II’s affection, as we witnessed as the funeral procession passed through the city on Sunday.

“It is an honor to represent our city in paying a final tribute to Her Majesty during this very sad time of national mourning.”

Local councils across Scotland announced details of school and office closures on Monday to allow staff and pupils to attend funerals.

A series of businesses will also close on Monday to allow people to pay their last respects to the Queen.

You can follow the journey the Queen’s motorcade made through Scotland by Scottish fieldthe articles.

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