In Edinburgh, they captured in a photo how a ray of sun fell straight into the coffin of the late Queen of Great Britain. Her body was carried to St. Giles’ Cathedral in the Scottish capital. There, a mysterious optical phenomenon occurred. The coffin was draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland and adorned with a wreath.
The symbolic moment is the second of many signs following the announcement of Her Majesty’s death, the first being a double rainbow over Buckingham Palace along with another at Windsor Castle.
Behind the coffin were the King, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Princess Anne’s husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence.
They were followed by a car with Queen Consort Camilla and Prince Edward’s wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Late in the evening, after sunset over the Scottish capital, all four children of Elizabeth II arrived at the Cathedral to perform the Vigil of the Princes.
Princess Anne became the first woman to take part in the Princes’ Vigil, which until now has only been performed by male members of the royal family.
A few months earlier, the United Kingdom celebrated the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth II on the throne. She became the first British monarch to have such a reign.
Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 in London. She ascended the throne on February 6, 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI.
After the death of Elizabeth II, the 73-year-old Charles III, the former Prince Charles, became the new king of Great Britain. He was the longest-serving Prince of Wales and heir to the throne in British history.