Ceremony held for the queen in Edinburgh cathedral

STORY: The service in central Edinburgh was attended by King Charles and the Queen Consort, as well as Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward.

The Queen's coffin, draped in the Royal Standard for Scotland and topped with a wreath of white flowers, was carried in and placed on a wooden catafalque – a raised platform which supports a coffin. The Crown of Scotland was then placed on the coffin.

The service included the hymns "All people that on earth do dwell," "The Lord's my shepherd" and "Glory to God" as well as a lesson from the bible read by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Scottish folk singer Karen Matheson sang a psalm in Scottish Gaelic – a Celtic language spoken in Scotland – beginning "I shall not die, but live, and shall the works of God discover."

The coffin will lie at rest in St Giles' Cathedral for an overnight vigil before being flown to London on Tuesday ahead of a period of lying in state and the state funeral on Monday, September 19.