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Princess Anne curtsies to mom Queen Elizabeth’s coffin in powerful moment

The 72-year-old daughter of the late monarch paid tribute to her on Sunday as her coffin was carried to Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Princess Anne paid a subtle and emotional tribute to her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as her coffin entered the Palace of the Holyroodhouse in Scotland on Sunday.

The 72-year-old daughter of the late monarch curtsied before the queen's coffin as she stood alongside her husband, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence.

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Queen Elizabeth's daughter, Princess Anne, curtsied before her mother's coffin on Sept. 11 as it arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.Aaron Chown / AFP - Getty Images

The second-oldest of the queen's four children was also joined in the solemn moment by her younger brother, Prince Andrew, 62, and her sister-in-law, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 57, who is married to the queen's youngest son, Prince Edward.

Anne is the queen's only daughter and a former Olympic equestrian rider. Her emotional curtsy came as the queen's coffin arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse after a six-hour journey to Scotland's capital from Balmoral Castle, where the queen died on Sept. 8 at 96.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland as it was carried in to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh.Aaron Chown / AFP - Getty Images

The queen's coffin will now move from Holyroodhouse to St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday in a procession accompanied by members of the royal family. King Charles III and his wife, Camilla, the queen consort, returned to Scotland from London to lead the royal procession.

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, consoled her sister-in-law Princess Anne as Queen Elizabeth's coffin completed its journey from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.Aaron Chown / Getty Images

Monday's solemn ceremony is the latest in a period of mourning and week-long tribute to the queen leading up to her funeral on Sept. 19 at London's Westminster Abbey.