Mourners gather in Edinburgh as Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrives - In pictures

Thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II

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Mourners have gathered in Edinburgh as Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrives at Holyroodhouse following a six-hour journey across Scotland.

The hearse carrying the coffin left Balmoral at around 10am on Sunday with crowds lining the streets to pay their respects.

The former monarch did not travel alone – the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were in a limousine as part of a procession directly behind her.

A single motorbike police outrider led the way as the hearse, which was followed by six vehicles.

The coffin passed through the village of Ballater, where well-wishers who had waited patiently for the opportunity to pay their respects bowed their heads, while others saluted as the hearse drove slowly by.

While it also arrived in Dundee and Aberdeen before making its way to Edinburgh.

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin left Balmoral at around 10am on Sunday
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin left Balmoral at around 10am on Sunday
Mourners lined the street in the village of Ballater
Mourners lined the street in the village of Ballater
The coffin was draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland and with a wreath of flowers on top
The coffin was draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland and with a wreath of flowers on top
The Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were in a limousine as part of a procession
The Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were in a limousine as part of a procession
Crowds came to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II
Crowds came to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II
The hearse passed through Aberdeen
The hearse passed through Aberdeen
People took up vantage points to pay their respects
People took up vantage points to pay their respects
The hearse passing over the Queensferry Crossing
The hearse passing over the Queensferry Crossing
The hearse passes through the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
The hearse passes through the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
Pallbearers carry the coffin of Elizabeth II.
Pallbearers carry the coffin of Elizabeth II.