The sombre and last duty of the Royal Train

67006 Royal Sovereign hauls British Royal Train Gareth James - Geograph

Having made many journeys and tours of the country, the late Queen Elizabeth will make her very last journey through Great Britain by the most recognisable means of transport, the dedicated Royal Train. However, with no rail head nearby, a meticulously laid out plan, codenamed Operation Unicorn, will convey Her Majesty by road procession in a five hour journey from her summer home at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire, to Edinburgh where she will lie in state in the Scottish capital.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for and

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