Queen Elizabeth II’s casket will travel by road through Scottish towns and villages on Sunday, as it begins its final journey from her beloved Scottish retreat of Balmoral.
Mourners are expected to line the streets to watch a hearse with its oak coffin make its way through Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen and Dundee on its way to Edinburgh.
Here’s a timeline of the 180-mile (290 kilometers) journey through Scotland’s northeastern and eastern countryside, which will take at least six hours:
Balmoral, 10:00 AM (0900 GMT)
The Queen’s coffin has been kept at Balmoral, draped in the Scottish royal standard and wreath, since she died Thursday at the age of 96.
After the coffin is carried to the hearse by six gamekeepers from the Balmoral estate, the procession heads to the nearby town of Ballater, arriving at 10:12 am for officials from Aberdeenshire to pay tribute.
The coffin is accompanied by the Earl of Dalhousie and the pastor of Crathie Kirk, a church she attended when she lived in Balmoral.
Aberdeen, 11:00 a.m.
The coffin will enter Aberdeen, Scotland’s third largest city and a major oil industrial center, famed for its gray granite buildings.
After another tribute by local officials, there will be a public viewing in the city’s historic Duthie Park.
Dundee, 2:15 PM
The procession will arrive in Dundee on the east coast, Scotland’s fourth largest city. Civic leaders will stand on a raised platform to bid her farewell.
On the way to Edinburgh it passes a road bridge that runs parallel to the iconic Forth Bridge, which takes trains across the huge estuary of the Firth of Forth.
Edinburgh, 4:00 PM
The Queen’s casket will arrive at the 500-year-old Palace of Holyroodhouse, at the foot of Arthur’s Seat Hill in Edinburgh, where it will be received by a guard of honour.
People are expected to walk along the route from the north of the city to the center. Scotland’s Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon and party leaders will gather at Parliament to watch the coffin pass.
On Monday, the coffin will be carried in procession along Royal Mile Street to St Giles’ Cathedral, where it will rest for 24 hours after a service.
The Queen’s coffin will be flown to London on Tuesday.
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