21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Standard of Scotland

A little girl with a Royal Banner of Scotland flag looks on as the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth II traverses the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on September 12th, 2023. The funeral procession in the capital city of Scotland was the beginning of Operation Unicorn, the plan of action if Queen Elizabeth was to die in Scotland rather than England. Tens of thousands of people gathered along the Royal Mile to watch the funeral procession and pay respect to the United Kingdom's longest reigning monarch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS R6
Copyright: © Caroline Vining