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With sorrow and song, Scotland bids emotional farewell to ‘our Queen’

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Service of thanksgiving at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh pulses with history as nation pays its respects

The people of Scotland, from prime ministers to benefit claimants, have said an emotional goodbye to their Queen as her coffin was set at rest in the “parish church of Edinburgh” where she was first given the Scottish crown 69 years ago.

Psalms the Queen used to sing in Crathie Kirk on the Balmoral estate were set to soaring organ music as hundreds of dignitaries attended a service of thanksgiving for her life at St Giles’ Cathedral.

Thousands of members of what the minister of St Giles’, Calum MacLeod, described as “a sorrowing nation”, with backpacks filled with sandwiches and foldable beach chairs, queued patiently to file past and say farewell.

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