The Scottish parliament held a two-minute second of silence to honor Queen Elizabeth II. The parliament is now listening to a movement of condolence following her death.
King Charles III and his spouse, the Queen Consort, are current.
“For people across our country this is a time of profound sorrow,” Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon mentioned.
Before the silence, Alison Johnstone, the presiding officer, mentioned the Queen referred to as the parliament “rightly anchored in the history of Scotland” and mentioned the Scottish folks have “grit, determination, humor and forthrightness.”
“These were qualities that occupied a personal place in her own and family’s affections, and generations of people here in Scotland reciprocated that affection,” she mentioned.
Johnstone mentioned that whereas the event is a time for disappointment and reflection, “its also a day to recognize and be thankful for Her Majesty’s long reign, service to this country and friendship to this parliament.”
The format for the movement of condolence within the chamber noticed Johnstone welcome His Majesty The King and The Queen Consort to the Chamber earlier than inviting every of the occasion leaders to talk to the movement, the Scottish Parliament mentioned Sunday in a information launch.
The King will then reply to the movement, it added.
CNN’s Sharon Braithwaite contributed reporting to this submit.