Princess Anne set for appearance today as she pays emotional visit to Queen's patronages

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Princess Anne is to visit Scotland in a trip to the late Queen Elizabeth II’s royal patronages. The Queen’s only daughter is in Scotland to tour the Glasgow City Chambers, one of the city’s most celebrated works of architecture.

She will meet with representatives of various organisations of which the late sovereign was patron.

She is expected to greet those the Queen supported at around lunchtime on Thursday.

This comes after the Princess Royal, 72, took a front-and-centre position in the procession of the Queen’s coffin on Wednesday afternoon.

She joined King Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward behind the coffin on its journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

They were accompanied by Prince William, Prince Harry, the Duke of Gloucester, the Earl of Snowdon, and Princess Anne’s husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, as well as her son, Peter Phillips.

The procession was followed by a short service from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Westminster.

The coffin began its journey on Sunday, leaving the gates of the monarchy’s Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire.

The monarch died “peacefully” at Balmoral last Thursday, the Scottish refuge one of the late sovereign’s favourites.

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Thousands of people lined the streets of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile during the procession.

The Queen’s coffin remained in the Cathedral for 24 hours, after which it was transported to London.

Princess Anne was the only one of the Queen’s children to accompany the coffin to RAF Northolt, west of the capital.

She left on the aircraft, departing from Edinburgh Airport on Tuesday evening.

The coffin then spent the night in Buckingham Palace’s Bow Room, ahead of the procession on Wednesday.

The lying-in-state period at Westminster Hall began at 5pm on Wednesday, and members of the public will be able to view the closed coffin until 6.30am on Monday.

The Queen’s state funeral will begin shortly after.



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