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As members of the public filed past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II last night, her four children stood vigil in the most solemn duty imaginable
The King, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex had walked together up the aisle of St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh in well-practised step. 
As they reached the coffin, they divided – each taking a side to honour their mother and show that she was not alone. 
With hands clasped and eyes lowered, they stood in silent, still tribute for 10 minutes with their backs to the coffin. 
Royal editor Hannah Furness writes that members of the public who had queued for more than 12 hours to pay their respects filed past, occasionally doing a double take as they noticed the members of the Royal family in their midst, with the Queen Consort and the Countess of Wessex seated at the side and watching on. 
Early today, thousands of mourners continued to file past the coffin, with many having queued for hours throughout the night.
It came at the end of an emotional day for the Royal family, in which the siblings walked behind their mother’s coffin up the Royal Mile. 
Even by the unprecedented standards of the past few days, the procession was utterly extraordinary. Judith Woods reports on a moving show of love for a monarch and mother in which she felt the mood in Edinburgh change
Today, the King and Queen will travel to Northern Ireland, visiting Hillsborough Castle in Co Down and receive a message of condolence at the Stormont Assembly. Follow the latest updates.
At 5pm today, the late Queen departs Scotland for the last time, as her coffin begins the journey from Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace via RAF Northolt. 
The Princess Royal will accompany her mother on the flight, and then in a car to the palace. The King and Queen will receive the coffin. Queen Elizabeth’s body will then lie in state at Westminster Hall for four days, beginning at 5pm tomorrow. 
Yesterday, members of the public had already begun forming a queue – 53 hours before the doors were due to open.
 Mourners in London have been warned they may have to wait up to 30 hours, with the continuously moving queue expected to stretch more than three miles from Tower Bridge. 
Chief reporter Robert Mendick reports on the provisions that are being made to allow people to leave the queue for lavatory breaks and to buy food
View our full guide to the times you can see the coffin – and the rules of queuing.
As well-wishers are set to flock to London ahead of the state funeral on Monday, a special train timetable will see services run through the night. Network Rail warned that demand will rise steeply from tomorrow. 
As Oliver Gill reports, officials are finalising plans for extra services to manage demand, with timetables to be updated by operators over the coming days. 
Meanwhile, the Government advised commuters to work from home to prevent the capital’s infrastructure being overwhelmed.

In other developments after the Queen’s death:
Pomp and ceremony are in full flow as King Charles III starts life as monarch. View his reign so far, in pictures.
In 1990, Queen Elizabeth II asked musician Laurie Holloway to help her make a unique birthday present for her mother. Will we ever hear it? Read the feature.
Thousands have laid garlands to the late Queen’s memory. Now the poet laureate offers another, in an elegy of real elegance and restraint. Tristram Fane Saunders says Simon Armitage’s "Floral Tribute" avoids royal clichés by looking to the natural world, finding in the plants and landscapes of our country a "forceful grace". Read the poem.
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The Premier League is facing its worst fixture backlog since the pandemic, with the weekend’s biggest matches at Manchester United and Chelsea now wiped out ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. Tom Morgan has the latest on the games that have been called off, as Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, says he is sure his club’s fans will respect the tributes to Queen Elizabeth II. Meanwhile, Emma Raducanu returned to her winning ways overnight at the Slovenia Open.
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