Queen Elizabeth II: Her coffin laid out in the Balmoral Ballroom

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) has been draped with the Royal Standard flag and is currently in the Balmoral Ballroom.

Queen Elizabeth II: Her coffin laid out in the Balmoral Ballroom

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) has been draped with the Royal Standard flag and is currently in the Balmoral Ballroom. There, her summer residence, the monarch died last Thursday (September 8) at the age of 96. As the British "Daily Mail" reports, the festive location is used to give her long-time domestic workers a fitting farewell to the Queen.

The ballroom has always held a special place in the Queen's heart since she first danced there as a 12-year-old princess at the Ghillies Ball, it is said. Said event was introduced in 1852 and since then has served as a thank you to the royal staff. A symbolic gesture, then, that the said workforce can now say goodbye to their queen.

The coffin will be laid out there for two days, after which it will be transported to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, the Queen's official residence in Scotland, according to the report. The Queen's body is expected to be returned to London later this week.

The flags at the Queen's various residences have also been at half-mast since Thursday - and will continue to do so for quite a while. As the royal family has announced, the new King Charles III. (73) announced an official "royal mourning period" from now until seven days after his mother's funeral. This applies to all members of the royal family as well as employees and representatives of the royal family on official appointments - including the bodyguard.

The royal family wants to officially confirm the exact date of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II "in due course", it is said. According to media reports, it could be September 19th.

The royal residences will not be open to visitors until after the funeral. However, all of them have designated areas where mourners can lay flowers in honor of the Queen.

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