Senior members of the royal family stand guard over the Queen's coffin

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Ruler Charles III was joined by his kin - Princes Andrew and Edward

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and Princess Anne - as they held a brief vigil at the coffin of Queen

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Elizabeth II on Monday evening. The royal family placed a guard over

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the coffin at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it will lie in state until Tuesday evening.

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Hundreds of mourners lined the cathedral Monday night to pay their

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respects. In accordance with Scottish Government instructions

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the cathedral will be open to the public throughout the night.