Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the Queens’ funeral will be a “final and poignant goodbye” to the late monarch.
Sturgeon described today’s funeral as “one of the most momentous occasions in recent history” as she attends Westminster Abbey in central London.
Monday’s service marks the culmination of 10 days of events which has taken place to commenmorate Queen Elizabeth II’s life.
Scotaland’s First Minister said, “The state funeral for Her Majesty will be one of the most momentous occasions in recent history, with people from around the world watching and paying their respect.
“She was the great constant and it is an honour to represent Scotland at the service.”
Sturgeon added, “As the Queen is laid to rest, it gives us a chance to reflect on the events of the past 10 days which have provided a sincere, solemn and fitting tribute to our longest-reigning monarch.
“We knew how important Scotland was to the Queen and, over recent days, we have been reminded just how much Her Majesty meant to the people of Scotland.
“I am sure the ceremonial events in Edinburgh will live long in our national memory and today we will all bid a final and poignant goodbye to a deeply respected and much loved monarch.”