At Balmoral castle Queen Elizabeth’s coffin placed

Members of the staff are paying their last respects in the ballroom of Balmoral castle

to the coffin of Queen Elizabeth.

A royal standard drapes the coffin.

It will remain in the ballroom for two days before being transported back to London.

For the state funeral, widely believed to be on September 19.

Her Majesty was a young princess when she danced in the Balmoral ballroom with Prince Philip.

In 2019, the ball was held for the last time before COVID-19.

Grant Harrold, Queen's former butler, described being invited to Christmas parties.

He said "It seems fitting this is the place where the queen gets to bid her goodbye,”

At Westminster Abbey, Queen Elizabeth's funeral is scheduled for 10 days from now.