Mourners form long line to view Queen's coffin in Edinburgh

Mourners have queued all night at a cathedral in Edinburgh to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday.

Her coffin arrived at St Giles' Cathedral in the Scottish city on Monday afternoon.

In a Twitter post that evening, the Scottish government warned people going to the cathedral to dress warm and have a plan for their transportation home, since they may have to wait through the night.

A number of visitors came back to the cathedral on Tuesday morning, after they had been told they might have to wait for 10 hours to get in.

Though some in Scotland seek its independence from the United Kingdom, many at the cathedral expressed sorrow over the death of the Queen, who used Scotland as her summer retreat.

One Edinburgh resident said the Queen's presence was very important to Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh. She added she believes people in Scotland love the royal family and that their affection became stronger after the Queen died in Scotland.

The Queen's coffin will be flown to London on a Royal Air Force plane on Tuesday afternoon before being transferred to Westminster Hall on the following day.
Her state funeral will take place on September 19.