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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin takes long road through Scotland

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I was expecting a more elaborate vehicle

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Awa no GaijinToday  10:12 am JST

I was expecting a more elaborate vehicle

This is not an occasion for a circus wagon, plain, simple and sombre is the correct protocol.

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@Awa no GaijinToday  10:12 am JST

I was expecting a more elaborate vehicle.

I wasn't expecting such a fickle comment to such a somber occasion.

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When the funeral hearse left Balmoral Castle it still had the logos or decals of the name of the funeral company on each rear side window. The royal household does not permit the use of advertising when a product or service is provided.

The decals were removed before the hearse reached Edinburgh.

https://nydailypaper.com/funeral-directors-advert-window-queens-hearse-removed-balmoral-edinburgh-htmlns_mchannelrssns_campaign1490ito1490/

The hearse was not a British one.

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was expecting a more elaborate vehicle

I’m sure you would’ve complained about it if there was

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wallace...

The hearse was not a British one.

Correct, it was a Benz made in Germany. Could this have been to honour her German heritage?

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For them to be here, heckling through things, I think it was terrible. If they were so against it, they shouldn’t have come," she said.

Sounds like the same crowd that attends Liverpool FC matches.

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This is not an occasion for a circus wagon, plain, simple and sombre

and German, like the PM's new A8.

How times change.

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I think during her reign the use of advertising by service or product providers was banned. A foreign-made car would not be allowed for important state occasions.

Someone did not take care of these important details.

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painkiller

you posted that you were an anti-monarchist and called for abolition.

Just before the proclamation was read Sunday in Edinburgh, a protester appeared with a sign condemning imperialism and urging leaders to “abolish the monarchy." She was taken away by police. The reaction was mixed. One man shouted, “Let her go! It’s free speech!” while others shouted: “Have some respect!”

a single protestor. Probably a descendant of British slavery.

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Could the Queen Elizabeth II’s flag-draped coffin not have taken the final route on a horse drawn carriage?

Queen Elizabeth II love for everything equestrian would have been appropriate. no?

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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin takes long road through Scotland

First read thought it said took wrong turn.

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Queen Elizabeth II love for everything equestrian would have been appropriate. no?

Yes, but do you know how long distance-wise that would take? Horses do get tired, but cars don't.

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It was a four-hour car journey. Horses would need several days and rest overnight. In London, the coffin will be taken to Westminister Cathedral on a horse-drawn gun carriage and King Charles III a sole walker behind it. The other family members will travel in their Bentleys.

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Balmoral Castle------- Aberdeen--------Dundee (queen's favorite cake was a Dundee)----Perth---Edinburgh.

300-400 miles.

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Yes it would have to be limited to the final procession that takes the queen's coffin to St. Giles Cathedral on the city’s Royal Mile.

That would logistically present a headache, it is not insurmountable, at a given location the queen's coffin could be ceremoniously transferred onto the carriage.

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300-400 miles.

I70 miles, I think. (The procession didn't enter Perth - it just passed nearby.)

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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin takes long road through Scotland

I wonder what Iain Banks, an ardent proponent of Scottish independence and anarcho-socialism, would have thought of this pageantry.

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The BBC focused upon some guy holding a Pakistan flag aloft - presumably as some sort of protest, as the procession passed nearing Aberdeen.

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I am not ashamed to admit, that when the announcement occurred at around 4am here in Japan, I felt upset, and I "Cried".

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