HER MAJESTY’s final voyage beginning in Scotland was hailed by Neil Oliver on GB News as a “powerful” and “unifying” symbol.
On Monday, thousands of Scots took to the streets of Edinburgh to pay their respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
The ever-growing crowd was mostly silent as the coffin marched up the Royal Mile with the eerie cry of ‘God save the King’ as the Queen’s children marched behind the hearse, led by the new King Charles III.
A memorial service was held at Saint-Gilles Cathedral where the Queen will remain in state until Tuesday afternoon.
It is estimated that around 20,000 people are waiting in a mile-long queue to file past the coffin to pay their respects to the late monarch.
Speaking to GB News host Dan Wooton, historian and TV presenter Neil Oliver addressed rumors the Queen was the ‘glue’ that held the UK together amid calls for a Scotland independent.
However, for Mr Oliver, the historic reaction of crowds in Edinburgh and across the UK proved that there is something higher than politics at work here and for him, it is the history and a “common bond” shared by the British people.
He said: “My own reaction is that I think there are 300 years of shared history that come together like a cement.
“I think what we see in Scotland is not politics.
“These are people who react in a human way without any incitement to someone’s loss. Some people feel and sense a connection that they want to mark the death of, and I think that in itself is unifying.